Planning your outdoor party
Essential summer party planner
From setting the mood to inexpensive decorating ideas, our essential summer party planner will have you throwing your doors open for guests time and time again!
10 entertaining essentials
Everything you need on hand to welcome unexpected guests in style.
Outdoor entertaining at home: Easy outdoor entertaining tips
Summer's here and the living is easy. These easy entertaining tips will get you and your patio ready for company in no time!
Add style to outdoor entertaining
A little bit of flair and creativity can go a long way toward creating a stylish setting for outdoor entertaining.
Fabulous outdoor parties
Turn your fabulous outdoor party into the soiree of the season that everyone's talking about!
Organizing 101: Outdoor entertaining
Make summertime livin' easy and breezy with these outdoor entertaining tips to keep you organized.
How to: Plan an outdoor party
Enjoy the good weather with an outdoor party that’s stylish yet relaxed.
10 outdoor entertaining essentials
Create the ideal warm weather spread with these 10 captivating outdoor entertaining essentials.
5 fab outdoor entertaining spaces
Turn your backyard into a sweet retreat with these 5 outdoor entertaining ideas.
8 outdoor party essentials
Make outdoor entertaining a breeze with these eight outdoor party essentials.
5 inexpensive outdoor entertaining essentials
With a few cheap and cheerful essentials on hand, superb get-togethers are easily within reach.
10 essentials for an outdoor party
Get your backyard party-ready with these 10 entertaining must-haves.
Outdoor entertaining on a budget
Throw an affordable outdoor dinner party using your indoor furniture.
10 essentials for nighttime entertaining
Keep the party going after the sun goes down with these 10 nighttime entertaining must-haves.
Patio party planner's checklist
Get a free printer-friendly checklist of everything you need to plan the best summer party of the year.
Perfect patio party
These 10 essentials will make your next patio party a memorable event.
Setting up your outdoor entertainment
How to: Set up an at-home bar
Serve up swanky drinks at your next soirée with a well-stocked bar. But, please, no juggling à la Tom Cruise in Cocktail on your first go!
How to: Build an outdoor kitchen
The sky’s the limit when it comes to outdoor entertaining!
Design lesson: Outdoor rooms
Extend the season as long as possible by incorporating these great ideas into your garden room.
Cleaning your outdoor furniture
Follow our expert care guide to enjoy your patio furniture now and for years to come.
6 backyard lighting options
Entertain guests under the stars by getting inspired with these six ways to light up your backyard.
Themed outdoor entertainment
Garden party chic
10 garden-party must-haves for a simple—and splendid—summer outdoor entertaining.
10 seaworthy finds that will help you inject a breezy, beach-style into your home’s decor.
Plan the perfect picnic with these outdoor eating essentials.
Outdoor entertaining with the pros
Casual outdoor entertaining
Cookbook author Madeleine Greey dishes the straight goods on casual but elegant dining.
Fabulous outdoor entertaining tips from the Designer Guys
Create a welcoming outdoor haven and entertain your guests in style with these fab tips from the Designer Guys.