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Season 1, Episode 2

Girls' Night In

Giada De Laurentiis loves to spend Friday nights with friends, so she's hosting a game night at her house complete with healthy dishes, a skinny cocktail and lots of friendly competition. The menu includes Warm Chicken Parmesan Salad, Vegetable Bundles with Tarragon Dressing, Drunken Berries and Lemon Thyme Prosecco.

Saturday
Jan 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Kickoff Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts the ultimate football viewing party, offering ideas on everything from seating, snacks, drinks and friendly bets on who will win the big game. The menu includes Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles, Walnut Kicker Cookies, and Margarita Chicken Wings.

Saturday
Feb 6
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 5

Kickoff Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts the ultimate football viewing party, offering ideas on everything from seating, snacks, drinks and friendly bets on who will win the big game. The menu includes Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles, Walnut Kicker Cookies, and Margarita Chicken Wings.

Monday
Feb 8
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Spread the Love Party

It's all about chocolate as Giada De Laurentiis hosts a party for friends that features her favorite decadent ingredient. The menu features Spicy Coq Au Vin Chocolate, Eat-Your-Heart-Out Pizza, Dark Chocolate Macaron Cake and Hazelnut Coffee Martinis.

Sunday
Feb 14
11am | 10c
Season 1, Episode 6

Spread the Love Party

It's all about chocolate as Giada De Laurentiis hosts a party for friends that features her favorite decadent ingredient. The menu features Spicy Coq Au Vin Chocolate, Eat-Your-Heart-Out Pizza, Dark Chocolate Macaron Cake and Hazelnut Coffee Martinis.

Saturday
Feb 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Fun Day

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fun and cost-effective family celebration complete with simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grown-ups. There's a make-your-own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Cream drinks.

Sunday
Jul 17
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Fun Day

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fun and cost-effective family celebration complete with simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grown-ups. There's a make-your-own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Cream drinks.

Saturday
Dec 31
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

A Night of Decadence

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a cocktail party where the food and drinks are true indulgences. Her nighttime party is cool and fun with a sexy, stress-free menu of Oysters, Caviar and Bubbles, Braised Short Rib Crostini with Remoulade, "Pop" Tarts and New Year Martinez Cocktails.

Friday
Jan 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Jade's Slumber Party

It's wintertime, so Giada De Laurentiis is throwing a sleepover party for her daughter, Jade, and her friends. Giada transforms her living room into the ultimate blanket fort adorned with sleeping bags and makes healthy, kid-favorite camp-style food like Green Grape Slushies, Parmesan Crisps with Red Pepper Mayonnaise, Steak and Avocado Buns and S'mores Pizzettes.

Saturday
Jan 14
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Jade's Slumber Party

It's wintertime, so Giada De Laurentiis is throwing a sleepover party for her daughter, Jade, and her friends. Giada transforms her living room into the ultimate blanket fort adorned with sleeping bags and makes healthy, kid-favorite camp-style food like Green Grape Slushies, Parmesan Crisps with Red Pepper Mayonnaise, Steak and Avocado Buns and S'mores Pizzettes.

Friday
Jan 20
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hidden Talent Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a cocktail party and good old-fashioned talent show with her friends in the style of a creative salon. Guests bring their best creative hidden talents, whether it's singing, playing the guitar, magic or juggling. The menu includes Candied Prosciutto, Roasted Carrot Hummus, Crab Crostini with Lemon and Herbs and Calabrian Mojitos.

Friday
Jan 27
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Impromptu Party

Friends drop by unexpectedly, so Giada De Laurentiis shows how to host a fabulous last-minute party. Her menu includes Focaccia with Clementine and Fennel, Frozen Fruit Sparkling Water, Pantry Mezzi with Rigatoni with Greens, and Smokey Arugula and Apple Salad. Then, Giada shows how to use dishes and decor in cabinets to transform a living room and create a special mood with only a few minutes' notice.

Saturday
Jan 28
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Fro-mantic Dinner for Eight

Valentine's Day should be about sharing love and affection for all of the special people in your life, so Giada De Laurentiis hosts a dinner party around a long dining room table filled with friends. The indulgent dishes include a Cheese Ravioletti in Pink Sauce, Italian Wellington and Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue.

Sunday
Feb 12
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 5

Giada's Film Festival

Instead of movie night, Giada De Laurentiis hosts her own mini film festival. Guests are asked to create their own two minute cell phone movies on any topic they'd like, dramatic or documentary. Her decor and food is movie style, like Cacio Pepe Popcorn, Finger Sandwiches Three Ways, Blueberry Focaccia and Spiked Ice Cream Floats.

Friday
Mar 3
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Fro-mantic Dinner for Eight

Valentine's Day should be about sharing love and affection for all of the special people in your life, so Giada De Laurentiis hosts a dinner party around a long dining room table filled with friends. The indulgent dishes include a Cheese Ravioletti in Pink Sauce, Italian Wellington and Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue.

Saturday
Mar 4
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Fun Day

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fun and cost-effective family celebration complete with simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grown-ups. There's a make-your-own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Cream drinks.

Sunday
Mar 5
12pm | 11c
Season 2, Episode 6

Fro-mantic Dinner for Eight

Valentine's Day should be about sharing love and affection for all of the special people in your life, so Giada De Laurentiis hosts a dinner party around a long dining room table filled with friends. The indulgent dishes include a Cheese Ravioletti in Pink Sauce, Italian Wellington and Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue.

Friday
Mar 10
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Tuscan Barbecue Party

Giada De Laurentiis celebrates her recent travels to Italy with a dinner party featuring the flavors of Tuscany. Giada creates a California barbecue vibe with an Italian touch with her menu featuring Grilled Chicken Involtini, Buttery Herbed Potatoes, Mushroom and Grape Crostini and Spiked Arnold Palmers.

Saturday
Mar 11
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Party in the Kitchen

Giada De Laurentiis has come up with the perfect way to host a great party without breaking the bank. Since every great party ends in the kitchen, she starts there and invites friends over to make some of their favorite dishes together, including Caesar Salad Taco Bites, Pulled Pork Tacos, Cheater Churros and Strawberry Basil Aqua Fresca.

Sunday
Mar 12
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 7

Tuscan Barbecue Party

Giada De Laurentiis celebrates her recent travels to Italy with a dinner party featuring the flavors of Tuscany. Giada creates a California barbecue vibe with an Italian touch with her menu featuring Grilled Chicken Involtini, Buttery Herbed Potatoes, Mushroom and Grape Crostini and Spiked Arnold Palmers.

Friday
Mar 17
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Fun Day

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fun and cost-effective family celebration complete with simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grown-ups. There's a make-your-own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Cream drinks.

Saturday
Mar 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Jade's Slumber Party

It's wintertime, so Giada De Laurentiis is throwing a sleepover party for her daughter, Jade, and her friends. Giada transforms her living room into the ultimate blanket fort adorned with sleeping bags and makes healthy, kid-favorite camp-style food like Green Grape Slushies, Parmesan Crisps with Red Pepper Mayonnaise, Steak and Avocado Buns and S'mores Pizzettes.

Sunday
Mar 19
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 3

Family Fun Day

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a fun and cost-effective family celebration complete with simple outdoor games and a menu that appeals to both the little ones and the grown-ups. There's a make-your-own Juicy Lucy Slider Bar, Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup, Black and White Cupcakes and Easy Egg Cream drinks.

Friday
Mar 24
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Party in the Kitchen

Giada De Laurentiis has come up with the perfect way to host a great party without breaking the bank. Since every great party ends in the kitchen, she starts there and invites friends over to make some of their favorite dishes together, including Caesar Salad Taco Bites, Pulled Pork Tacos, Cheater Churros and Strawberry Basil Aqua Fresca.

Saturday
Mar 25
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Hidden Talent Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a cocktail party and good old-fashioned talent show with her friends in the style of a creative salon. Guests bring their best creative hidden talents, whether it's singing, playing the guitar, magic or juggling. The menu includes Candied Prosciutto, Roasted Carrot Hummus, Crab Crostini with Lemon and Herbs and Calabrian Mojitos.

Sunday
Mar 26
12pm | 11c

Most Popular Recipes

All Giada Entertains Recipes

Rigatoni with Greens

Roasted Carrot Hummus

Blue Cheese and Bacon Truffles

Frozen Fruit Sparkling Water

Strawberry-Basil Agua Fresca

Margarita Chicken Wings

Crab Crostini with Lemon and Herbs

Drunken Berries

Short-Cut Churros

Dip Bar

Lemon-Thyme Prosecco

Hazelnut Coffee Martini

Three-Way Tie Sandwich

Dark Chocolate Macaron Cake

Spiked Root Beer Float Bar

Rosy Prosecco Spritzer

Spiked Arnold Palmer

Crispy Potato Nests with Cherry Ketchup

Vegetable Bundles with Tarragon-Citrus Dip

Braised Short Rib Crostini with Remoulade

Blueberry Focaccia

Chocolate-Hazelnut Fondue

Calabrian Mojito

Black and White Cupcakes

Pulled Pork Tacos

S'mores Pizzette

Spicy Chocolate Chicken

About the Show

Whether it's a casual game night with girlfriends, a fun family get-together, or a party in the kitchen, Giada De Laurentiis knows how to make it an extra-special event. In Giada Entertains, she shares tips, secrets and recipes for planning the perfect party for family and friends.

About the Host

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada never has a dull moment, between sharing Italian-style recipes on Giada at Home and serving as a Food Network Star mentor and judge.