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Rockin’ Guacamole

Turn up the volume on guacamole with by adding zesty Ro*Tel tomatoes, onion and lime juice to creamy avocados.

Chipotle Hot Dog Roll Ups

Hot dogs on the grill get a little feistier with spicy chipotle pepper spread, salsa, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Grilled Ham & Cheese

Grilled cheese on the grill? It’s amazing we never thought of this before, but adding Ranch dressing is the real stroke of genius.

IZZE Cherry Lime-Ade

A little sparkling soda and a splash of tart cherry juice create an irresistible summertime flavor that’s worth the pucker.

Grilled Steak Baguettes

You don’t need to travel very far for an amazing steak sandwich, just head out to your patio.

IZZE Iced Peartini

Get twice the bright flavor with this spritzer made with pear vodka and pear soda.

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Party Plan: Red, White & Blue Bash

Celebrate America’s birthday with a backyard barbecue that’s bursting with creative twists on summer favorites and some sweetly simple décor ideas.

CRACKER JACK® Snack Cones

Use red, white, and blue scrapbook paper in fun patterns for a festive and mess–free way to serve snacks to guests.

Bacon Ranch Broccoli Slaw

This colorful side dish couldn’t be simpler, but the fun mix of flavors and textures make it unforgettable for guests.

Berry Patriotic Pie

This refreshing dessert shows it’s true colors with a cream cheese filling topped with a strawberry reduction and fresh blueberries.

Party Plan: Fireworks Countdown Cookout

Make the wait for Fourth of July fireworks short and sweet with a pre-show line-up of delicious recipes, colorful crafts, and creative tips to ensure your celebration is an explosive hit.

Stuffed Mexican Burgers

This amazing Mexican burger has a savory surprise inside – a flavorful mixture of Monterey Jack and green chilies.

HERSHEY’S Firecracker Cake

This patriotic cake is bursting with chocolate, cherry pie filling, whipped topping, blueberries, raspberries and more.

S’mores Brownies

Take a timeless classic and turn them into easy-to-eat bars, no campfire required.

JOLLY RANCHER Lemonade

For a sweet July 4th treat, add JOLLY RANCHER candies to your lemonade to create refreshing new flavors.

Summer Refrigerator Slaw

Give your food a kick with this easy-to-make slaw. It complements almost any dish, so have fun creating new combos!

TWIZZLERS Table Décor

Using TWIZZLERS at to decorate your tables will give your patriotic party some firecracker flare.

TWIZZLERS Dynamite Bundles

This crafty snack does double duty as décor. Use them to decorate dinner plates or stack in a pile for a fun snack that guests can grab throughout your party.

Party Plan: Grilled Pizza Party

Serve up a slice of summertime with an Italian style cookout. From grilled pizza to sweet treats, these recipes are a delicious ways to host a laid back gathering in your own backyard. Explore the full menu.

Italian Chex Mix

A touch of balsamic vinegar tossed with Italian herbs and spices give this classic treat a Tuscan flair.

Grilled Sausage & Pepper Pizza

Get the coal-fired taste of restaurant pizza without the restaurant. Make this recipe your own by adding pineapple, mushrooms, or any of your favorite toppings.

Summer Citrus Fruit Salad

Cool vanilla yogurt and a pinch of orange zest make this fruit salad a creamy and refreshing take on a picnic staple.

Citrus Spritzer

Fresh citrus like grapefruit and orange juice makes this icy cool spritzer extra summery.

Party Plan: Mexican Buffet Bash

Celebrate warm summer nights with a sweet and spicy menu of Mexican-inspired dishes best enjoyed in the great outdoors. This feisty menu has something for everyone, with hearty snacks, seasoned sides and delicious desserts. See the full party menu.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Pie

Bring any party to a sweet conclusion with this easy ice cream pie. Try adding sprinkles and small candies to with the hot fudge drizzle to add a little flair to your creation.

Mexican Chex® Mix

Corn chips and taco seasoning make this popular party favorite a perfect fit for a fiesta.

Thai Basil Mojitarita

A little bit mojito, a little bit margarita – whatever you call them, these fizzy cocktails are sure to leave guests feeling refreshed.

Cracker Jack® Funnel Cake

If your days at the fair were spent deciding between Cracker Jack® and funnel cake, you’re going to love this crowd-pleasing dessert.

Corn Pops

These lollipop-style treats are an adorable way to ensure your kids will eat their vegetables.

Cotton Candy Mocktails

Garnish these fun mocktails with cotton candy for a sophisticated twist on a circus favorite.

DIY County Fair Photobooth

Create a simple photobooth area that will be a hit with kids and adults alike. For props on a budget, use old Halloween costumes or glue your own cutouts to sticks.

Party Plan: Classic Campfire Cookout

Keep the conversation going well into the night with a cozy fireside party that’s filled with fun finger foods, classic cookout fare, and – of course – s’mores. Sample the full party menu.

Barbecue-Bacon Party Spread

This party spread is as easy as it is versatile – enjoy with any barbecue sauce and your favorite shredded cheese and crackers.

Mashed Avocado Cracker Topper

This cracker topper recipe can be as spicy as you wish. Simply remove the seeds and veins from the peppers for a milder flavor.

Best Creamy Potato Salad

For melt-in-your-mouth flavor, add the dressing to the potatoes while they are still warm to allow it to seep into the potatoes fully.

Grilled Parmesan Vegetables

To turn vegetable easily pieces as they cook on the grill, try using a grill basket, or pre-line your grates with aluminum foil.

BBQ Grilled Steak Burgers

Add hearty steakhouse flavor to the burgers on your grill with a brilliant blend of barbecue and steak sauce.

Oreo Ice Cream Cupcakes

This yummy recipe is also a time saver: you can prep it the night before or use a whole Oreo instead of making a crust. You can even freeze leftovers for later!

Lemonade Sangria

Mix up this Sangria any way you like by substituting Crystal Light On The Go Raspberry Lemonade Drink Mix or swapping grape juice for the wine.

Dangling Jellyfish Lanterns

Lanterns are a welcome addition to any party, but these jellyfish lanterns start the summer off with a bit of wiggly fun.

Shark Bite Flip Flop Wreath

This tongue-in-cheek wreath is a fun way to welcome guests to a summer gathering – if they dare. Plus it's easy to change up the colors or add pattered flip flops to suit any style.

Paper Plate Shark Jaws

Big smiles are only a few minutes away thanks to this super-simple craft with a big impact.

Mini Aquarium Favors

These miniature aquariums made from repurposed baby food jars are simple project that will mesmerize kids of all ages and give them a fun memento of the day.

Life Savers Utensil Wrap

Having utensils and napkins ready to go makes it easy for party guests to grab everything they need in one step. Floating Life Savers on a sea of blue napkin adds a nautical touch to the table and is practical too!

Darling Doily Banner

Banners are a high-impact way to set the mood for any party. For this DIY banner, rough brown craft paper and pristine white doilies come together to create an atmosphere thats both rustic and refined.

Mason Jar Chandeliers

Add a little drama to your garden party with simply stunning mason jar chandeliers that could not be more simple to make.

Birdhouse Centerpiece

A trio of embellished birdhouses provide a sweet focal point for a garden party table.

Watercolor Butterfly Friends

Watercolor wings and a plastic spoon are all you need to create a fun garden friend for the little people at your party.

Dragonfly Garden Friends

Prepare the bodies of these plasticware critters the night before and you'll have a fun project ready for kids to decorate at party time!

Kids Gardening Station

This hands-on activity is a perfect way introduce kids to the fun of gardening – and encourage them to get their hands dirty for a change!

Gluten Free Peach Blueberry Cobbler

The combination of fresh peaches and blueberries make this summery cobbler a peak-season party treat for those with and without gluten allergies!

Party Plan: Vintage Summertime Parade and Picnic

Red, white, and blue are at the heart of this summertime celebration created by Robin Gay from the blog All Things Heart and Home. Find fun ways to dress your Memorial Day cookout or fourth of July celebration with patriotic style – from reusable flag art to easy outdoor games.

Ultimate Party Tip Checklist

Once the invitations have been sent, and RSVPs are filing in, you're ready to start preparing for your party guests. Our comprehensive cheat sheet lets you check off the to-dos up to four weeks in advance of your next party to make planning less stressful and hectic!

Faded Flag String Art

This sun-bleached string art flag is a festive backdrop for a summertime celebration, and the end result is stunning enough to display in your home all summer long.

Patio Parade Flags and Pinwheels

Keep little ones entertained by preparing a few simple crafts like flags and pinwheels ahead of time. Encourage kids decorate their bikes and wagons for festive parade around the backyard patio or along the driveway.

Rowdy Ring Toss Game

All it takes is a few soda pop bottles and a little creativity to make a quick and easy ring toss challenge the life of your vintage party.

Crazy Cans Game

Even the littlest partygoer in your group will love knocking down cans in this classic party game DIY.

Chocolate Fudge Pie

Add a little sweetness to your good old-fashioned cookout with a chocolate treat that is melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

Party Etiquette Tips for Everyone

Common courtesies make a party more pleasant, whether you're hosting or attending the event. Check out our list of do’s and don’ts to make sure you’re always on top of your party game.

Party Plan: Patriotic Summer Celebration

We’re inviting you to kick summer off the right way with delicious homemade food for the whole family! We’ve got sweet and savory recipes to celebrate summer beginning to end.

Next Chapter Onsie Banner

This banner of onsies is part décor and part thoughtful gift to help the mom-to-be to track the growth of her little one until it's time to host a 1st birthday party.

Spicy Black Bean Salsa

A spicy, colorful salsa made with black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies, corn, red onion and cilantro

Towering Diaper Cake

Cake is always welcome at a party, but a diaper cake full of essentials is an even better gift for a new mom. This book-topped DIY project is also the perfect centerpiece for a buffet or gift table at your baby shower.

Red White and Blue Dessert Pizza

Serve up this patriotic dessert for your Memorial Day celebration! After you bake the dough, simply spread the pudding mixture and top it off with Twizzlers for a flag full of flavor!

Playful Paper Rosettes

Paper rosettes are easy to make and inexpensive – making them perfect party décor! Whether your add stems to the back for use in a vase, hang them from the ceiling, or tape them to a wall, they're a great way to add a festive touch to a baby shower.

Polka Dot Party Backdrop

Party backdrops don't cost much, but they can make a huge difference in the feel and mood of your party.

No-Sew Pennant Pages

Creating a quick and easy paper banner is a great addition to any party backdrop. You can use any type of paper, but book pages are fit well for a storybook theme.

Planning a Themed Party in 4 Steps

Planning a themed party can seem like a daunting task, but our four-step guide makes it easy to design and execute your vision from start to finish.

How to Plan For Party Flow

Planning a big party for a cozy space? Hoping to host a garden party, but not sure how to set up an outdoor event? Keep your party moving with our four key areas to tackle when staging and directing the flow of an event.

HERSHEY'S S’mores Snack Mix

This quick and easy snack combines the savory flavors of peanuts, pretzels and popcorn with the sweetness of HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars and marshmallows.

Clearing and Reusing Party Leftovers

The guests have left and the party was successful. Now what should you do with all of the leftover food and party supplies? Instead of tossing them in the trash, discover some useful tips for reusing, recycling and saving party items.

Party Plan: Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Celebrate the best of Mexican-inspired fun and flavor with our delicious plan for a truly festive fiesta. From finger foods, to decedent desserts and fruity cocktails, your guests will keep the party going until at least sixth of May.

Layered Mexican Party Salad

Pre-sliced and prepared ingredients make it a breeze to satisfy your craving for this party classic. But be warned: you may be asked to make it again and again.

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Decedent devil’s food meets dulce de leche when you opt to cover this Mexican chocolate cake with the suggested caramelized sugar frosting.

Fizzy Lime Sodaritas

Margaritas not peppy enough for your party? Add a generous splash of bright and bubbly Mexican soda to a base of tequila, lime and orange juice.

Mexican Snack Squares

Think of these pillowy, cheesy squares as a Tex-Mex take on a traditional pizza – with refried beans, sour cream, and green bell pepper topped with a pile of shredded Cheddar.

Mexican Buffalo Chicken Dip

The cool tang of blue cheese gets a south of the border kick in this dip made with refried beans and taco seasoning. Try serving with a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles or a little cayenne pepper.

Mock Margaritas

You don’t need tequila to throw a fun fiesta. Just blend up a pitcher of this tart and tangy frozen treat. Don’t forget to salt the rim! (

Bisquick Churros

The simple goodness of these slivers of dough tossed in cinnamon and sugar gets even simpler when you use a Bisquick mix to make the dough.

Berry Fizz Punch

Your kids will love the fruity taste of this fizzy mocktail almost as much as they’ll love helping you mix the ingredients together.

Party Plan Bunny Hop Brunch

No matter the color of the eggs in your fridge, we make it easy to host a sunny, springtime celebration this Easter. Full of brunch classics and sweet treats, these recipes are as simple to prepare as they are to share with your guests. Explore our Easter menu.

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