Backyard Parties

Cue the citronella candles and tiki torches! Warm weather calls for the celebration to move outdoors. We’ve compiled our best backyard entertaining ideas that’ll guide you through outdoor dinner party menus, family-friendly games, decor and more.

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The Best Smokeless Fire Pits of 2023

Want the backyard fire pit experience without all the smoke? We tested the best smokeless fire pits for backyards, camping and tabletops.

Gozney Roccbox Pizza Oven Review: The Ideal Option for Versatility

Make piping hot pizzas at home or on the go with the versatile Gozney Roccbox pizza oven. Here's our fully...


Solo Stove Pi Prime Review: Our Expert Gives This Budget-Friendly Pizza Oven Her Stamp ...

Make restaurant-quality pies in your backyard any day! Read our tested review of the Solo Stove Pi Prime pizza oven.


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The Charcuterie Ice Platter Every Outdoor Celebration Needs

Because no one likes warm meats and cheeses that have been sitting out all day. Here's why we love this...


These Insanely Cool Reusable Water Balloons Provide Endless Summer Fun

There's no more picking up pieces of single-use water balloons covering your lawn, thanks to self-sealing reusable water balloons!

These Viral Watermelon “Fries” Are the Next Big Snack of Summer

Kids and adults alike will love this adorable, refreshing treat!


This Motorized Inflatable Pool Lounger Has Propellers for Extra-Lazy Days

Whether you're looking to leisurely lounge or challenge friends to a race, this motorized pool float was designed for the...

Stay Cool This Summer with the 15 Best Inflatable Pools on Amazon

Find the Amazon inflatable pool of your summer backyard dreams with these customer-favorite picks.


15 Best Beach Games to Bring Out Everyone’s Competitive Side This Summer

We hunted down the most entertaining beach games to get all ages in on the fun during your summer adventures.


The 6 Best Coolers to Take Cold Drinks Wherever You Go This Summer

The best coolers are durable, portable and designed with outdoor fun in mind.


These Tiki Mosquito Lights Bring Backyard Bliss All. Summer. Long.

So long, bug spray. Keep backyard bugs away from your deck or patio all year with these Tiki mosquito lights.

These Telescoping Marshmallow Sticks Make S’mores Prep So Much Sweeter

Cooking over the campfire has never been easier thanks to these telescoping marshmallow sticks.


15 Amazon Patio Furniture Pieces to Make the Most of Summer

There's nothing better than the great outdoors—and by that we mean your patio after it gets an upgrade with top-reviewed...


The Pioneer Woman Just Launched a Pretty Outdoor Collection, and Prices Start at Only $8

The Pioneer Woman outdoor collection makes our pattern-loving hearts pitter-patter.


This Easy S’mores Board Is Perfect for Summer Nights

Your s'mores board really only needs three ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows.


12 Products to Keep Bugs Away from Your Outdoor Eats

Whether you're looking for mosquito repellents or wasp traps, we found the best products to keep bugs away during outdoor...

How to Host an Epic Christmas in July Party

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say! Learn how to celebrate this summer with a Christmas in July party
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The Best Wines for Your BBQ, According to a Sommelier

Wondering what to serve with your summer BBQ? Taste of Home's sommelier offers delicious pairing recommendations for classic barbecue recipes.


10 Easy Ways to Keep Backyard Pests Away This Summer

Summertime and the living is...not so easy. At least it's not so easy when you have insect problems. Send these...


19 Outdoor Games to Play This Summer

Who's ready to play? These outdoor games are the perfect addition to backyard barbecues, picnics and beach days.


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The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping

Sleep under the stars without going too far from home. Just use our backyard camping guide to get started!


How to Host a Backyard Bash That’ll Be the Talk of the Neighborhood

Need backyard party ideas for your casual shindig? We'll show you how to host your friends and neighbors with stress-free...


How to Host an Outdoor Movie Night in Your Backyard

Here's how to turn your outdoor space into the personalized movie theater of your dreams.


10 Stellar Ideas For a Stargazing Party

Get ready for a party that's...out of this world!


11 Insanely Smart Ideas for Your Backyard Party

From the food you serve to the songs you play, we're sharing the best ideas for making sure your backyard...

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9 Things You Need for a Perfect Backyard Barbecue

Put the finishing touch on your party with quick apps, the right music and a signature sauce.


12 Surprising Things to Add to Your S’mores

Get your 'mallows ready! You'll want to try all of these.