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Season 3, Episode 9

Jade's Painting Party

Giada De Laurentiis and her daughter, Jade, invite Jade's friends over for a paint and tie-dye party. The menu gets an artistic touch with Bacon and Jam Sandwiches, Lemon Speckled Green Bean Salad and Rainbow Sodas.

Friday
Oct 18
12pm | 11c
Season 4, Episode 8

Giada's Thank-You Lunch

Giada De Laurentiis hosts an elegant outdoor lunch made with fresh garden ingredients to thank some of her friends and family for the special things they've done for her. The menu includes Crispy Goat Cheese Salad, Moroccan Lemon Chicken, Sungold Tomato Campanelle and a Chocolate and Fig Tart.

Friday
Oct 18
12:30pm | 11:30c
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
Oct 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 4, Episode 9

Big Hair Rocker Party

There's nothing Giada De Laurentiis loves more than an over-the-top costume party and this time she's going all out with a Big Hair Rocker Party! Her friends are coming over dressed as their favorite big hair rock-n-rollers from the 1980s while she serves a menu that matches the decade. The tasty treats include Tricolore Pasta Salad, Cali-talian Seven-Layer Dip, Raffy's Chicken and Rice and Tiramisu Cupcakes.

Friday
Oct 25
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 11

'70s Throwback Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a groovy '70s bash, with guests donning their best throwback outfits. Giada puts a modern spin of some of the decade's most popular foods, including Waldorf Panzanella, Sweet and Sour Shish Kabobs, Italian Helper and Giada Wallbangers.

Friday
Oct 25
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Oct 25
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 3

Giada's 2nd Annual Film Festival Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts her second annual Film Festival Party and invites her guests to make their own short films. She pulls out all the stops with a Hollywood-themed room and easy-to-eat menu that includes Grilled Chicken Skewers with Lemon and Honey, Smoky Eggplant Dip, Crazy Popcorn Mix and Fancy Italian Colas.

Friday
Oct 25
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Oct 25
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Nov 1
10am | 9c
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.

Friday
Nov 1
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 1

Pasta Party

Pasta is an inexpensive way to feed a crowd and a blank canvas to dress up with great ingredients, so Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a pasta party buffet with leftovers that are hard to beat. Each dish on Giada's menu features a different pasta shape and fresh ingredients. Her buffet spread includes Pasta with Creamy White Beans, Antipasto Salad with Crispy Orzo Cacio e Pepe Gnocco Britto and Baked Pasta Rigatoni.

Friday
Nov 1
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Nov 1
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Potluck Party

Giada De Laurentiis hosts a casual but chic Potluck Party and asks each guest to bring their grandmother's favorite recipe to share with the group. Giada's own recipes include an American Punch, Red Rice Salad, Sweet and Crunchy Broccoli Salad and Spicy One Skillet Lasagna.

Friday
Nov 1
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
Dec 6
10am | 9c
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
Dec 6
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 6
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 10

Dog Park Picnic

Giada De Laurentiis organizes a dog park picnic inspired by her dog Bruno for her friends with furry pals. The portable picnic menu features Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies, Farro Salad with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola, Mortadella and Mozzarella Baguette and Calabrian Chili Popcorn.

Friday
Dec 6
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 12

Under the Stars Movie Night

Giada De Laurentiis brings out the comfy outdoor seating, cozy blankets and a DIY outdoor theater for a movie night under the stars. The menu's dishes are a spin on some of her favorite movies that include Salted Chocolate Cake, Tricolore Arancini, Grilled Polpette Kabobs and Mind-Blowing Turkey Sandwiches.

Friday
Dec 6
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 5

Pizza and Pasta Party

Giada De Laurentiis invites friends over for a Friday night pizza and pasta party. Giada's menu features her favorite Cheesy Lemon Pizza and Sausage and Eggplant Fusilli. She lightens things up with Grilled Radicchio with Ricotta Salata, and she sets up a build-your-own-pizza bar in the kitchen.

Friday
Dec 13
10am | 9c
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
Dec 13
10:30am | 9:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 13
11am | 10c
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
Dec 13
11:30am | 10:30c
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.

Friday
Dec 13
12pm | 11c
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.

Friday
Dec 20
11am | 10c
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.

Friday
Dec 20
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 8

Cocktails and Comfort

Giada De Laurentiis throws a cocktail party that features mini-bite appetizers of favorite comfort foods. Her menu includes BLT Bites, Crispy Salami and Cheese Egg Rolls, Chocolate Hazelnut Madeleines and Bourbon Milk.

Friday
Dec 20
12pm | 11c

Most Popular Recipes

All Giada Entertains Recipes

Italian Martini

Crazy Popcorn Mix

Sausage and Eggplant Fusilli

Farro Salad with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola

Dutch Daddy

Grilled Polpette Kababs

Gin-tini

Baked Rigatoni with Sausage

Crispy Orzo Salad

Pulled Pork Tacos

Game Day Burgers

Cocoa-Rubbed Flank Steak Sandwiches

Lemon Basil Sorbetto

Cheesy Lemon Pizza

Bacon and Jam Sandwiches

Spaghetti with Zucchini and Squash

Cheesy Chocolate Ravioli

Ginger-Soy Chicken Wings

Bucatini a la Clams Casino

Chocolate Cheesecake-Stuffed French Toast

Lemon Cheesecake Brownies

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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