How to Make Your Own Slip 'n Slide

Created by: Glad

What’s a summer backyard party without a little slipping and sliding? Create a homemade slip ‘n slide in minutes by following these four simple steps.

Destroy the Evidence! Outdoor Party Stain Removal Guide

Created by: Clorox

Throwing an outdoor party? Things could get messy. But there's always an easy way to remove stubborn stains from clothes, tablecloths, napkins, and other nearby targets. Check out our outdoor party stain removal guide and learn how you can keep things clean.

Rejoice and Recycle

Created by: Glad

Hosting an outdoor party? Don't throw recycling out the window. Sorting makes it easy to keep things green. Follow these three easy tips and delight in your earth-friendly ways.

Dirt Cups

Created by: Kraft

No creepy crawlies here! These dirt cups make snacking fun, earthy, and tasty.


Cocoa Phones

Created by: Kraft

What do you get when you pair two sweet classics? A deliciously fun treat your guests are sure to love.

JayBee Jibblers

Created by: Kraft

Meet one of the tastiest treats on the menu. Serve jibblers at any family gathering and they'll be coming back for more.

Bee Stingers

Created by: Kraft

When the sun's out, life gets a little brighter—especially when you combine two parts chocolate and one part deliciousness. Add chewy, chocolaty goodness to your next party by making a batch of bee stingers.

Baked Chicken Kabobs

Created by: Kraft

Stick to the delicious stuff with these fun and easy-to-make baked chicken kabobs. It's sure to be a guest favorite.

Attack of the Gummy Worms

Created by: Kraft

When gummies attack, how will you respond? Turn a simple cup into a fun and festive treat with these undeniably delicious crawly sweets.

Veggie Critter Snacks

Created by: Hidden Valley

Need an awesome recipe your kids can tackle on their own? Task them with creating edible crawling critters using a colorful array of vegetables. From tomato ladybugs to carrot and asparagus butterflies, there’s no telling what they could create. It’s an easy way to get them excited about eating their daily dose of greens. And oranges. And whites. And more.

Bagel Buddies

Created by: Hidden Valley

Tasty food can bring a smile to any face. But what if your food could smile right back at you? Bagel buddies can do just that. All you need is a few bagels, a lot of veggies, and a little creativity.

Nut-Free Trail Mix

Created by: Kroger Dietitian Allison Kuhn, RD LD

You don’t need to go nuts with the trail mix. Try this simple and delicious nut-free trail mix as a sweet and savory party bowl filler.

Gluten-Free Vanilla Shortcake

Created by: Kroger Dietitian Allison Kuhn, RD LD

Surprise and delight your guests with a fresh baked gluten-free vanilla shortcake.

Banana Party Pops

Created by: Kroger Dietitian Allison Kuhn, RD LD

Make your next party pop with flavor. These yummy party pops feature chocolate-dipped, sprinkle-rolled frozen bananas.

No-Bake Party Snacks

Created by: Kroger Dietitian Allison Kuhn, RD LD

No-bake party snacks are a great option for sensitive snackers. These allergy free bites will be a surefire hit at your next backyard bash.

Edible Garden Centerpieces

Created by: Hidden Valley

Ready to make the ultimate edible centerpiece? Vegetable arrangements are a fun, easy, and delicious way to add color to your table. Grab your veggies and carve your next delectable gem today.

Outdoor Mobile

Created by: Kraft

Get artsy by cutting and crafting a colorful and beautiful mobile out of construction paper. Mobiles are a fun way to string up a little flare—indoors and out.

Tablecloth Keepsake

Created by: Kraft

You can't capture everything with photographs. Buy a paper tablecloth for your next party so you can keep oodles of guest-created doodles.

The Kid Stays in the Picture

Created by: Kraft

Show smiling faces in your party spaces. Cut and paste a few of your favorite snapshots of the birthday girl or boy and paste them onto paper plates. Then, hang them for all to see.

Boo Bugs with Bug-Catcher Dip

The classic “pigs in a blanket” become “bugs in a web” with the addition of potato legs and a clever use of condiments.

Party Plan: Bug Out Birthday

If you’ve got a bug-loving birthday boy on your hands, we’ve got a plan for a creative party with plenty of wiggly appeal.

Spider’s Web Pizza

Turn an easy homemade pizza into a tangled web of gooey-goodness with string cheese and an eight-legged olive/p>

Bubbly Black Punch with Wormy Ice Ring

This lip-smacking bug juice is a delicious blend of flavored soda and fruit punch – but it’s the frozen surprise that will keep your guests coming back to the punchbowl/p>

Crawling Critter Cupcakes

Let your imagination run on the wild side when it’s time to dress up your cupcakes. You can even get your kids in on the decorating fun!

Inchworm Cake

Turn a simple cake into a caterpillar that’s (almost) too adorable to eat.

Herbed Chicken Puffs

Prepared chicken salad cuts down on the prep time for these easy herbed appetizers.

Tea Sandwich Flats

Goat cheese and prepared egg salad make a creamy topping for puffed squares of crescent roll dough, while sliced radish and cucumber add a satisfying crunch.

Chai Iced Tea

Treat the adults at your tea party to a refreshing drink with hints of cardamom and clove.

Party Plan: Happy Birthday Pizza Party

No matter how old your birthday boy or girl, chances are that pizza tops their favorite foods list. So why not plan a party full of their favorite toppings, extra cheese, and a few more Italian goodies?

Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce

Try adding fresh basil to this sauce for extra Italian street cred. Have leftover sauce? Freeze ½ cup portions and drizzle it over pasta, or spread on an English muffin for a quick lunch.

Homemade Pizza Crust

Thick crust or thin crust? Whatever your preference, we have the method to help you serve fresh homemade pizza tonight.

Pizza Pinwheels

Crescent dinner rolls make these pizza pinwheels a snap to assemble and a perfect size for dipping.

Fruit Pizza Dessert

If you’re a fan of pineapple on your pizza, just wait until you try this! Have your kids help out by selecting the fruit for this sweet-tooth pie and arrange the pieces in fun patterns and shapes.

Sparkling Italian Soda

These fruity sodas are a great way to experiment with flavored syrups. Encourage your guests to create and share their own signature flavor combinations.

Beer Cheese Fondue

Using a recipe starter sauce makes preparing this savory fondue as easy as turning on a burner.

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

Chopped spinach and Parmesan join forces to make this uncomplicated appetizer completely irresistible.

Party Plan: Black and White Bash

Host an easy yet elegant black and white dinner party. We’ve got everything you need to pull off a high contrast, high style evening event.

Herbed Rack of Lamb

If you splurge on fresh herbs for this lamb roast, your kitchen will smell delicious from the moment you start chopping.

Mushroom Risotto

This recipe uses often-discarded mushroom stems to create a rich broth that infuses the entire dish with flavor.

Black Widow Martini

Black rum, crème de cacao, and a little cocktail shaker magic create a statement cocktail that your guests won’t soon forget!

Salsa Guacamole

Combine the forces of salsa and guacamole for a chunky, creamy dip you’ll want to put on everything.

Party Plan: Spicy Mexican Fiesta

Take a break from meat and potatoes with this flavor-packed Mexican fiesta. We have a complete plan to treat your guests to a colorful meal with an authentic flair.

Fresh Fruit Salsa

Orange zest brightens the natural flavor of this fruity take on salsa, while the accompanying cinnamon crisps offer a sweet crunch.

Firecracker Shrimp Tacos

Panko-crusted shrimp and a quick cabbage and carrot slaw are the basis of this fresh spin on a seafood taco.

Mushroom & Zucchini Tacos

Got a little extra time? Try roasting the vegetables in these easy vegetarian tacos for an even richer taste.

Tex Mex Bloody Mary

Salting the rim with taco seasoning gives this Bloody Mary a Southwestern spin.

Margarita Cake

This lime-kissed margarita cake is entirely virgin, but if you get the urge to sprinkle a little sea salt on the top, we would certainly understand.

Chocolate Flan

Add a little chocolate to this traditional Mexican custard dessert.

High Contrast Fondue Fare

Give a playful nod to the black and white theme of your dinner party by incorporating fondue dipping snacks in each color. Try stacking squares of dark rye bread, black olives, and dark pretzels on one side of the pot and sourdough cubes, peeled apples, and shaved pear slices on the other.

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Party Time Purse Cake

Fans of dress up and fashion trends will love this clever purse confection. Don’t forget to get some decorating tips from the birthday girl!

Lemon Tea Cookies

Enlist help from eager kids when it’s time to add the thumbprint to these lemony thumbprint cookies.

Orange Madeleine’s

Special madeleine molds will give you just the right crispness on the edge of these classic pastries, but try using a muffin, mini-muffin, or whoopee pie pan if that’s what you happen to have on hand.