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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This Easy S’mores Board Is Perfect for Summer Nights

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

15 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 Celebrate the 4th of July in Your Backyard

If your community's celebration was cancelled, learn how to celebrate the 4th of July at home.


11 Patio Items We’re Buying at World Market This Summer

It's time to stock up for summer! From an outdoor pizza oven to an inflatable rainbow sprinkler, these are our...


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...

How to Throw a Snow Cone Party This Summer

The possibilities are endless—and sometimes boozy—with this perfect icy snack. Here are our best snow cone party ideas.


Your American Summer: The Ultimate Party Guide

It’s the season everyone loves to celebrate—summer!


How to Host the Best Summer Grilling Get-Together

Gather up the crew—it’s time to grill!


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...

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...


11 Ways to Get Your Porch Party-Ready

Add curb appeal with these fun and festive porch decor ideas. Here are 11 tips for getting your porch party-ready...


12 Surprising Things to Add to Your S’mores

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