Martha Stewart's Outdoor Party Ideas For Kids

Party Time! Martha Stewart Editors Share Outdoor Party Ideas For Summer

Martha Stewart's Outdoor Party Ideas For Kids

Move the party outdoors this Summer! Space constraints are always an issue when planning a party for tots, but when the temperatures warm up, it's the perfect opportunity to make use of the great outdoors. The June issue of Martha Stewart Living is packed with warm weather recipe and party ideas, and Marcie McGoldrick, MSL editorial director of holiday and crafts, was eager to show us how to transform them for the kiddie set.

Since summer is the perfect time for gathering outdoors – we thought it would be fitting to include a family reunion story in our June issue. A "Grand Old Time" has a lot of great ideas for kids and parents alike. These ideas are not specific to a family reunion and would be great for any outdoor kids party you may be throwing.

For some light and easy Summer dishes inspired by the June issue, visit Busy Cooks at and visit for some fun, adult-friendly Summer cocktails!

Photos by Francesco Lagnese. Copyright © 2011, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Originally published in the June 2011 issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine.