Grilling Parties + Menus

Because every party is more fun in the sun.

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Cowboy Cookout

He wrote a cookbook for cowboys. She wrote a cookbook for cowgirls. Deep in the heart of Texas, the two face off.

Backyard Barbecue Brunch

Fire up the grill for a hearty weekend brunch you can throw together in a snap.

Backyard Rose Party

Plan your next backyard bash with this pink wine in mind.

A Green Get-Together

We celebrate eco-living the only way we know how -- by throwing an awesome party! It's easier (and a lot more fun) than you may think. Just use fresh ingredients and household items for an incredible spread. Then stage a laid-back tree-planting ceremony that'll make a lasting impression on the planet ... and your friends.

Birthday Barbecue

Rach and John celebrate their birthdays with a big Italian feast in the Adirondacks.

Star-Gazing Party

Celebrate the season with an outdoor feast under the stars. Our celestial-themed party (and sign-by-sign entertaining horoscope) is heaven-sent

Summer Picnic

Grab some friends on a sunny summer day for a spontaneous lunch in the park.

Campfire Breakfast

Take an outdoor adventure -- fueled by an authentic campfire breakfast.

Screen Play! Backyard Movie Party

Gather friends for dinner and a movie -- in your backyard!

Evette's Backyard Barbecue

With a fondness for her family's outdoor gatherings (and vodka watermelons!), Evette Rios puts her playful spin on the classic cookout.

Summer Cocktail Party

Stir up a big-batch, big-fun summer cocktail with one of these easy formulas.

Bethenny's Evening Appetizer Party

Bethenny Frankel, The Real Housewives of New York City star and natural foods chef to the stars, knows a thing or two about throwing a light, easy and chic happy hour.

Fourth of July Party

Turn out this Fourth of July feast in a flash.

Danny's Dinner Under the Stars

Green designer and TV personality Danny Seo uses household items and the summer's best produce to create a memorable alfresco meal.

Dog Days of Summer Party

Throw a party during the dog days of summer -- with lots of food for humans too.

Grilling Recipes, Menus + Tips

When the weather's warm and the days are long, we think: cookout! Fire up the grill, invite your gang over and serve up a spread of barbecue-friendly food, like burgers, ribs and chicken. We've got great recipes, how-to grilling videos, party ideas and more.

Labor Day Party

Take the labor out of this year's Labor Day party.

Grilling Recipes

Find new ways to serve summer stand-bys.

Tailgating Party

Get into the game with a last-minute tailgating party.

"The Great Escape" Beach Parties

It's time to hit the sand! But before you do, flip through four perfect ocean-side parties for you and your friends.

The Fast Lane

Roll out some speedy race-day snacks fit for a Nascar pit crew.

Backyard Clambake Party

A backyard party is about hanging out, not being held hostage by the grill. Declare your independence with a hands-off seafood and sausage boil that'll cook itself to perfection.

Block Party

Be the coolest neighbor in your 'hood -- throw a fun, laid-back block party.

Nighttime Fourth of July Backyard Party

This Fourth of July party has been rated S for sophisticated, featuring stylish lighting, stiff cocktails and sumptuous food piled high.

Backyard Brunch

Get outside with our favorite afternoon meal.

Rocco DiSpirito's Light Bites and Low-Cal Recipes

Chef Rocco DiSpirito's new cookbook of 350-calorie-or-less recipes, Now Eat This!, won't leave anyone feeling hot and heavy. Follow his low-cal recipes for a light and easy party.

Alfresco Fiesta

When the weather heats up, so does the food.

Backyard Baseball Party

Next time your team takes the field, invite friends over for an outdoor baseball watching party.

Pool Party

It's not summer until someone throws the first pool party. And we've got 12 reasons to dive right in. Consider this a cool new version of adult swim.

Touch Football Party

The all-day bash that's easy to throw in your backyard. Your field goal: Have fun!

All-American BBQ

It's all about the grill when it comes to this hearty Independence Day menu.