Summer weekends often call for dinner parties with friends, or sitting around backyard bonfires. Especially when I was living away at school, I loved have people over and entertaining. I’m not the greatest cook – it is a skill I really should work on – but I have come across so many great food ideas for backyard summertime dinner parties. The photo above is a real different way to present veggies and dip – no more worrying about double dipping! Below are some other awesome ideas.