From lazy pool days to warm nights on the patio, and everything in between. We’re making summer sizzle with all the best outdoor entertaining ideas, recipes for entertaining food and more.
The best outdoor entertaining ideas include family and friends, great entertaining food, cool drinks and plenty of laughter and memories being made.
Choose a theme for your gathering and build your ideas from there! Whether you decide to host a pool party and BBQ, a delicious steak dinner, a “ball park at home” theme party, or all three, a little extra effort will ensure a fun and memorable experience for you all your guests.
If you’re planning a pool party, play into the water theme and plan your entertaining food menu around the ever popular Surf ‘n’ Turf. Choose Kansas City Strips, Ribeyes, and Filet Mignon, and pair with North Atlantic Lobster Tails, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, or Shrimp Wrapped in Bacon.
For a steakhouse at your house theme, try a steakhouse inspired recipe like Filet Mignon with Herbed Butter, Grilled Steak with Steakhouse Mushrooms, or Blackened Steaks with Caramelized Onion Sauce. Pair with simple steakhouse sides like Cheddar Bacon Twice Baked Potatoes, grown up Mac & Cheese, or summer salad.
Nothing says “ballpark” like easy, delicious food you can carry and eat, so why not make the most of it? Put together a variety of delicious kabobs like Grilled Shrimp Kebobs, Beef Kabobs, or even Vegetable Kabobs, or serve a summery Steak Fajita bar with all the toppings! If you’d rather go with a more traditional ball park favorite, check out our guide to the best hot dog bar ever.
The most important key to easy entertaining for a crowd is to plan ahead. Follow these three tips for a successful party.
Enjoy being together again with our summer entertaining plan for success! Be sure to come back and let us know how everything goes.