Throw the Best Backyard Party

Entertaining is a breeze with these easy menus from Food Network Magazine.
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Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Photo By: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Fourth of July Picnic

This Independence Day, put out an all-American spread.

Photographs by Ryan Liebe

Spiked Sweet Tea

Serve this refreshing drink in Mason jars for even more picnic flair.

Get the Recipe: Spiked Sweet Tea

Crispy Fried Chicken and Onions

Serve these to your guests on patriotic platters.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Fried Chicken and Onions

Quick Pickles

Make these pickles in the morning and they'll be ready to serve by party time.

Get the Recipe: Quick Pickles

Backyard Carnival

Host your own mini fair with this easy menu.

Watermelon Limeade

Try this twist on lemonade using fresh summer fruit.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Limeade

Sausage-and-Peppers Corn Dogs

Your favorite carnival fare is now portable.

Get the Recipe: Sausage-and-Peppers Corn Dogs

Salad on a Stick

This whimsical take on a side salad lets guests mingle while they eat.

Get the Recipe: Salad on a Stick

Brownie-Cotton Candy Sundaes

This ice cream sundae is the ultimate grand finale.

Get the Recipe: Brownie-Cotton Candy Sundaes

Summer Luau

Bring the flavor and fun of Hawaii to any gathering.

Pulled Pork Sliders with Spam and Tropical Slaw

Adding Spam to these sliders gives them a traditional Hawaiian flavor.

Get the Recipe: Pulled Pork Sliders with Spam and Tropical Slaw

Blue Lagoon Cocktails

Serve this drink in tiki glasses to transport your guests to the tropics.

Get the Recipe: Blue Lagoon Cocktails

Tuna Poke

Try the new poke trend in a lettuce cup.

Get the Recipe: Tuna Poke

Olympics Brunch

Gear up for the games with a colorful spread — and Brazilian cocktails.

Olympic Rings Bagel Bar

Let guests build their own bagel based on the colors of the games.

Get the Recipe: Olympic Rings Bagel Bar

Gold-Medal Caipirinhas

Sip on this cocktail to get the feel of Rio right in your backyard.

Get the Recipe: Gold-Medal Caipirinhas

Fruit Torches

Ice cream cones and fresh fruit make this dish a breeze.

Get the Recipe: Fruit Torches