How to Throw the Perfect Summer Party

8 delicious ways to throw the perfect summer party

It's nearly impossible to get through the warmer months without either hosting or going to a summer party. With plenty of sunshine, begging-to-be-outside temperatures and those beautiful things called Summer Fridays, you have every reason to celebrate.

This year, let ​Braun Household​ refresh your summer entertaining game plan with these eight recipes and the help of the ​Braun Multiquick Series Hand Blenders. From mayo-free potato salad to vegan ice cream that actually tastes good, this season's going to taste a whole lot better than any other.

Grilled Peach Mimosa

Start off the party with a little bubbly—this batched peach cocktail comes together in a flash when you blend the sweet fruit purée.

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Hummus

Sure, your Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender can chop to it for salsa, but it can do way more than that—like blend chickpeas with tahini, olive oil and colorful vegetable purées for a rainbow of a hummus platter.

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Dante's Potato Salad

Let this be proof that you don't need mayo to make an addictive potato salad. The Germans know how to throw a party, so follow their lead for this German-style warm potato salad, which uses a mustardy vinaigrette instead.

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Lamb Burger with Herbed Yogurt and Pickled Onions

They'll all be expecting beef, so throw your friends for a loop with this cumin-scented lamb patty. The refreshing yogurt sauce is speckled with four herbs, and quick-pickled red onions add both a pop of color and a vinegary bite.

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Barbecued Baby Back Ribs

Fire up the grill to make crowd-pleasing juicy pork ribs. This foolproof recipe calls for prebaking the racks in the morning, meaning more time enjoying the sunshine with your guests. Just be sure to lick the spiced barbecue sauce off your fingers before you post a picture of your creation to Instagram.

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Charred Tomato Salsa

Skip the jarred stuff and go homemade instead—save your money for a new pool float. Let the Braun Multiquick 7 Hand Blender be your sous-chef for this simple, smoky dip. The versatile appliance is easy to clean and small enough that it doesn't take up rare countertop real estate.

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Golden Milk Vegan Ice Cream

Ice cream is a no-brainer when it comes to summer entertaining, but there's always that one lactose intolerant or vegan guest. Solution: Make sure everyone can partake by serving this vibrant ginger and turmeric coconut-based treat. It's so creamy that even your dairy-loving friends won't be any the wiser.

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Tropical Watermelon Fruit Salad

For a dessert option that can stand up to the hottest days summer has to offer, go for a fruit salad. But this isn't a canned peaches and mandarin situation: Sumac and Aleppo pepper liven up mangoes, kiwis and watermelon, and pickled watermelon rind adds a welcome tang. Carve it into an impressive shark shape to make this a dessert your guests will remember.

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