entertaining

  1. Decor & Themes

    Throw a Mexican fiesta

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    You don't have to wait for Cinco de Mayo to delight your family and friends with a Mexican-themed dinner party. Mexican-style food...
  2. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    10 Must-haves for great cocktails

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    You could choose from literally hundreds of different spirits and liqueurs to stock your cocktail bar, but really, you can put...
  3. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Menus for 10 for under $100

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    Does the task of creating a dinner party for 10 people for less than $100 sound like mission Impossible? On the contrary, it's not...
  4. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Menu ideas for 6 people for under $25

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    Having an intimate dinner party can be a wonderful, relaxing way to celebrate the weekend, but don't think you need to break the...
  5. Etiquette Rules

    Hostess etiquette: The new rules

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    As a party hostess, your duties are many -- host the party, plan the party, prepare for the party, decorate for the party, cook for...
  6. Etiquette Rules

    10 Etiquette rules for entertaining

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    In addition to planning the menu and theme for the night, a great hostess also follows these 10 etiquette rules to throw a fabulous...
  7. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Elegant cocktail recipes for entertaining

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    Planning an especially elegant cocktail party for New Year's Eve, or just because? Upscale drinks, along with the fancy finger food...
  8. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Cool drinks for hot summer cocktail parties

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    Crisp, refreshing and ideal for poolside parties, summer cocktails featuring bubbly and ice are perfect for staying cool as...
  9. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Warm and spicy fall cocktails

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    The brisk chill in the air and a vibrant spectrum of rich red and orange trees are harbingers for the fall holidays. Whether you are...
  10. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    Keep your cocktail party fun

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    Cocktail parties-¦we all know we love to attend them. But throwing them? That's another story. Inviting a few friends over for...
  11. Decor & Themes

    4 Girls' night in party themes

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    So you and your girlfriends want to bypass all of the New Year's Eve craziness? After all, why pay at the door, buy a ticket and...
  12. Decor & Themes

    4 Formal dinner party themes

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    "Sometimes, less is more both in fashion and entertaining, so I always like to serve simple but refined rustic fare such as cheese,...
  13. Food & Recipes

    10 Cocktail party basics

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    There's a fine line between tons of fun and awkward moments. Party hosts, read on for the 10 ingredients of a successful cocktail...
  14. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    10 Party hostess tips

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    Throwing a party is often more complicated than simply sending out invitations and setting out a few appetizers. Here are 10 tips to...
  15. Decor & Themes

    8 Simple place card ideas

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    Hosting a holiday get-together is no small feat. Once you get your outfit and menu out of the way, you realize the devil is in all...
  16. Celebrations

    Last-minute Christmas appetizers

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    How often have you had family or friends call and say they are coming over in a few hours for a holiday visit and, of course, you...
  17. Kitchen and dining

    Color-inspired holiday tablescapes

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    Creating a festive holiday tablescape can be easily accomplished with some advance planning, one or more unique ideas, and the...
  18. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    10 Quick party appetizers

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    Thanksgiving through New Year's can be a hectic time, but that's no reason to give up on the idea of throwing the perfect cocktail...
  19. Party Planning

    5 Surprise party spoilers

    Ensure your celebration is a success -- and stays a secret -- by avoiding these all-too-common spoilers.
  20. Party Planning

    Should you hire a party planner?

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    Whether you're celebrating an anniversary, birthday, wedding or family reunion, you'll enjoy the party more and stress less if you...