Summer Party Planner

Easy decorating and entertaining ideas for your next outdoor gathering.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

6 Easy Summer Dinner Recipes

Up to your sun hat in tomatoes, corn, and zucchini? Let them shine in these simple—and surprising—summer suppers.

13 Summer Drink, Dip, and Dessert Recipes

These tasty additions will make the rest of your summer meal a cinch.

25 Summer Chicken Recipes

Whether served straight from the grill or in a salad, chicken makes an easy meal.

9 Grilled Vegetable Recipes That Are Total Summer Deliciousness

Fire up the barbecue: These recipes prove that grilled vegetables can be just as yummy as the main dish.

The Best Rosé Wine

When it comes to choosing the best drink for almost any summer night (and menu), think pink.

11 Bakery Favorites You Can Make at Home

This collection of recipes is visually stunning, but easy for even the most novice bakers to master.

5 Glasses for Drinking Outdoors

From tumblers to wine glasses, these outdoor vessels aren’t actually made of glass—so you can relax poolside without a care in the world.


Set the Mood

3 Playlists for Summer Parties

Set the mood at your next summer bash with Real Simple’s downloadable playlists.

9 Hacks for Stress-Free Outdoor Parties

Whether you host every weekend or once a season, upping your game with these hot tips promises an endless summer of fun.

7 Accessories for Your Next Outdoor Cocktail Party

Upgrade your backyard for your next celebration with these useful additions.