By InStyle Staff
Jun 26, 2011 @ 10:00 am
Courtesy Time Inc Digital Studio

Are you ready to host a backyard bash? With July 4th just around the corner, we've rounded up summer's most stylish entertaining essentials. From How to Be Party Ready to 6 Easy Summer Cocktails—find out how to throw the hottest party of the season by clicking on the stories below!

Summer Entertaining:Summer Party in a BoxStars' Signature DishesHow To Be Party ReadyParty Playlist: Stars' Favorite Summer Songs6 Easy Summer CocktailsSummer Party InvitesPlan the Perfect Outdoor Party7 Easy Appetizers From Celebrity Chefs