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.
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.
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.
Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over to watch the big game and makes gourmet super-sized versions of some of our favorite game foods, including a Three-Way Tie Sandwich, a bar made up of game day dips and chips, and Spicy Calabrian Shrimp.
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.
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.
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.