The grill and a little prep work are the secrets to these 16 easy, delicious party recipes.
There are three secrets to a great outdoor dinner party. The first is the grill. The second is the grill. The third? You guessed it: the grill. To make the easy, delicious recipes in this gallery, all you really need are those “three” secrets―and, of course, a little prep work. (But only a little. We promise.) So gather your friends and family, follow our tips and tricks, and try this vacation-friendly menu that will let you laze in the sun while keeping all your guests happy. Oh, and if they ask you how you did it? Just tell them it’s your little secret.
Lemonade Iced-Tea is a fun, thirst-quenching update on two classic Southern favorites.
Set a simple and pretty table with natural bamboo plates topped with plastic patterned ones. Inexpensive dish towels as napkins complete the look.
Wrap your silverware in simple rubber bands to add both convenience and a pop of color.
When it comes to decorating, you don’t have to spend a fortune. Just pick up summer flowers (only a few bucks), and place in an old colander.
Start the party off with Peppery Grilled Okra With Lemon-Basil Dipping Sauce. It is a tastier and healthier alternative to
the standard chips and dip.
Serve a gourmet sandwich that will certainly impress your guests. Flank Steak Sandwiches With Blue Cheese are loaded with
grilled onions, peppers, and arugula.
Double Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a delicious kid-friendly alternative to this holiday menu.
Peanut Butter-Caramel Candy Bites With Colorful Candies are so easy to make. Our time-saving secret: refrigerated cookie dough.