Master summer entertaining with Cooking Channel's party recipes and menus, including easy appetizers, classic cocktails and themed meals. Deck your backyard with simple centerpieces and DIY decor, and find ideas for fun games and activities.

Backyard

Bash 101

Entertain effortlessly this summer with small-bite menus and easy decorating ideas, like a table topped with sky-high sunflowers and tomatoes.

 

Your Summer Party Guide
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Planning Tips From a Pro

Tips from Camille Styles on Hosting a Summer Party

Stay stress-free while hosting a sophisticated yet laid-back bash with planning tips from entertaining expert, Camille Styles.

Count Down to Your Party, Week by Week

More Easy Entertaining Ideas

Perfect Party Menus

Kelsey Nixon's Easy Summer Menu

Kelsey uses quick-cooking techniques to stay out of the kitchen and in the backyard, where she's feasting with friends.

Get Kelsey's Party Menu + Tips

More Menu Ideas

Fun Games + DIY Projects

Make Your Own Cornhole

Offer guests low-key entertainment, like a classic corhhole game. (You can even get them in on building the board.)

How to Make Your Own Cornhole Game

Great Group Activities

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