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Giadas Best Party Recipes 24 Videos

Giada shows you how to create winning recipes for any type of gathering.

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Season 3, Episode 7

Giada's Midnight Jam

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over on a Friday night to hang out, watch movies and enjoy breakfast for dinner. Her guests arrive in comfy sweats and pajamas to enjoy her menu of Smoked Trout Frittata, Sausage and Parmesan Waffles, Honey Nut Panna Cotta and a Goodnight Mary Bar.

Saturday
Jan 1
9am | 8c
Season 3, Episode 13

Weekend Brunch

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a casual weekend brunch with friends, starting things off with Sweet and Spicy Bacon Bites. She wows her guests with a Dutch Daddy and Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast, and Spiked Chocolate and Coffee Milkshakes give everyone a mid-morning boost.

Saturday
Jan 1
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Jan 8
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 5

Taste of Capri Party

After a recent trip to Capri, Italy, Giada De Laurentiis hosts a lunch party for her girlfriends that celebrates the island and one of its most inspiring ingredients -- the lemon! The menu includes Sole with Lemon Caper Sauce, Lemon Grilled Cheese, Lemon and Chive Risotto and Lemon Basil Sorbet.

Saturday
Jan 8
9:30am | 8:30c
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 15
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 6

Weeknight Special

Sometimes no occasion is the best occasion! Giada De Laurentiis surprises her daughter, Jade, in the middle of the week with a special menu that includes all her favorite comfort foods. Jade finishes her homework in the kitchen while Giada puts the finishing touches on their meal of Meatball Salad, Creamy Parmesan Baked Shells, Green Bean "Fries" and Chewy Almond and Cherry Thumbprint Cookies.

Saturday
Jan 22
9am | 8c
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
Jan 29
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 3

Football Picnic

Before the big game, Giada De Laurentiis and her family and friends spend the day on the beach playing tag football and having an oceanside picnic. Giada serves an array of decadent picnic foods that not only feed a crowd but are perfect for game day. Her guests enjoy an easy, make-ahead meal of Pizza Paninis, Bittersweet Chopped Salad, Sweet Potato Hummus and, for dessert, Fennel and Orange Fudge.

Saturday
Feb 5
9am | 8c
Season 4, Episode 4

Jade's Chocolate Factory

Jade loves chocolate just as much as her mother so Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a chocolate-themed Valentine's Day party for her and her friends. The fancy lunch menu is full of sophisticated and elegant dishes that are also kid friendly including Cheesy Chocolate Ravioli, BFF Shrimp, Roasted Caprese Bites and Chocolate Strawberry Cups. After lunch, the kids prepare decorative, heart-shaped boxes packed with Giada's Valentine's Double-Chocolate Bark for their siblings, parents and teachers.

Saturday
Feb 12
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 4

Chocolate for Breakfast

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over for a Valentine's Day-themed breakfast with chocolate in every dish. She treats them to a playful, laid-back morning with beanbag chairs, games and an indulgent, buffet-style breakfast menu. Giada makes Red Eye Benedict, Cocoa Nib Potato Pancakes, Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes and Sweet and Salty Chocolate Granola.

Saturday
Feb 12
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 3, Episode 1

Taste the World Party

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over to sample healthy versions of dishes from around the world. She pulls out an eclectic mix of plates and platters that highlight her menu of Crab Summer Rolls, Warm Arugula Vichyssoise, Caribbean Roasted Pineapple and an Italian Cocktail.

Saturday
Feb 19
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 2

TV Dinner

Giada De Laurentiis hosts her friends for an evening of cozy television-viewing, and she makes a hearty menu of small bites that are easy to eat in front of the TV. Giada provides blankets, pillows and an individual TV tray for each guest! The casual-but-delicious menu includes Tamari Spiced Nuts, Sweet and Crunchy Jicama Slaw, Sausage Hoagies and Chocolate Almond Butter Sandwich Cookies.

Saturday
Feb 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Giada's Dinner Party

Giada De Laurentiis knows there are few things more special than being invited over to someone's home for a dinner party. She's hosting an intimate formal dinner with a multi-course meal that includes Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Peperonata, Ricotta Bruschetta with Sweet and Spicy Tomatoes, Kale and Chickpea Salad and Baked Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cream.

Saturday
Feb 26
9am | 8c
Season 5, Episode 1

Pastabilities

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends into her kitchen to create their own pasta shapes from scratch and enjoy a pasta party together. In Italy, many families invent their own pasta shapes, but the recipes often aren't written down and are lost over time. Before her friends arrive, Giada makes her family's favorite pastas -- Malloreddus and Pappardelle -- along with good-quality Italian homemade sauces and sides made simply and with inexpensive ingredients. Her guests feast on a menu of Malloreddus with Shrimp and Arugula, Pappardelle with Sausage Ragu and Grilled Endive with Citrus and Pancetta.

Saturday
Feb 26
9:30am | 8:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Giada Entertains Recipes

Herb Melon Salad

Crispy Orzo with Peas

Charred Broccoli Crostini

Green Grape Slushies

Cheddar Cheese-Stuffed Cauliflower

Rainbow Sodas

Chocolate-Hazelnut Fondue

Aperol Spritz

Grilled Chicken Involtini

Italian Martini

Sweet and Crunchy Jicama Salad

Lemon Cheesecake Brownies

Hazelnut Coffee Martini

Rosy Prosecco Spritzer

Farro Salad with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola

Simple Eggplant Parm

BFF Shrimp

Fig and Salami Crostini

Italian Cinnamon Rolls

Cannoli Panna Cotta

Smoky Arugula and Apple Salad

Sungold Tomato Campanelle

Rigatoni with Greens

Green Bean "Fries"

Red, White and Blue Salad

Grilled Polpette Kababs

Pizza Panini

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

Born in Rome, Giada grew up in a large Italian family where the culture of food was a staple in and of itself. She has an impressive background of culinary training and a unique, personable charm, and she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility with her expanding presence.

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