holiday entertaining

  1. Holiday & Seasonal Recipes

    Easy, last-minute holiday recipe ideas

    Guests coming for dinner and you're not sure what to make? We've got you covered with this roundup of our favorite easy holiday...
  2. Crafts

    4 Fun holiday place card projects

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    From edible candy cane holders to tiny pop-up trees, we found four fun holiday place card projects you can make with your kids!
  3. Party Planning

    Hot holiday party themes to shake up the season

    Pot lucks and Secret Santa gift exchanges aren't the only way to gather groups of friends and family this season. Shake things up...
  4. Thanksgiving

    5 Secrets of stress-free Thanksgiving celebrations

    Use these holiday entertaining tips to get your turkey to the table without sacrificing the time and energy to celebrate the spirit...
  5. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Fun updates to the dinner table roll

    Whether your rolls are made from scratch or you get a little help from the store, here are some ideas to make this humble dinner...
  6. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Just like mama made it: Classic holiday recipes

    Holiday celebrations call for some seriously good eats. Make it a meal to remember with these classic holiday dishes.
  7. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Moroccan-style shrimp with pomegranate dipping sauce recipe

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    Hosting a get-together doesn't have to be stressful or overly time-consuming, especially when it comes to the food. This recipe for...
  8. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Ted Allen, host of Chopped , cuts through the stress of holiday entertaining

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    What do you get when you bring together some of the finest chefs, both as competitors and judges, several baskets of food with...
  9. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Pear, Brie & honey bruschetta

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    Bite-size appetizers are all the rage. No need to stay in one place and raid the salsa bowl. This appetizer is sweet, creamy and...
  10. Christmas Holiday Tips

    Kara Allen's modern Christmas party

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    Kara Allen, straight from Kara's Party Ideas, is sharing one of her adorable party ideas with SheKnows. At a very young age, Kara...
  11. Christmas Holiday Tips

    Up on the Housetops-themed holiday party

    Kara Allen, straight from Kara's Party Ideas, shares one of her adorable party ideas with SheKnows. At a very young age, Kara...
  12. Entertaining Menus & Recipes

    Best holiday appetizer and drink pairings

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    Holiday party planning just got easier with our list of the best holiday appetizers and drink pairings. Find out which appetizers...
  13. Christmas Holiday Tips

    Think outside the holiday box: 5 Fun seasonal soiree ideas

    Bored of Christmas Day drop-ins? So are we, which is why we're offering some fun alternatives to traditional holiday get-togethers....
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    Spike Mendelsohn's unique holiday recipes

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    Celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn talks cooking, holidays, life after Top Chef and more. Find out what he’s been up to since becoming...
  15. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    Katie Lee's holiday entertaining tips

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    Entertaining during the holidays can be stressful, but with a little advance preparation and some practical tips, you’ll be...
  16. Entertaining

    Holiday dinner: Food and entertaining ideas

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    Hosting a dinner party requires a bit of talent, balance and time management. We all wish we had a magic wand that could cook...
  17. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    Food stations: How to set up for a holiday party

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    We love entertaining, but feeding a crowd can be such a chore. This year, keep your guests full — and out of the kitchen — with a...
  18. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    Setting up a beautiful holiday buffet

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    Whether your space is large or small, feeding a crowd can be challenging. If you’re tired of bumping elbows and yelling “pass the...
  19. Entertaining

    Fun color schemes for holiday dining

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    Rather than sticking to the same old green and red or silver and blue, pick a unique and eye-popping color scheme. Match the table...
  20. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    5 Tips for stress-free entertaining

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    If thoughts of guests arriving, pots simmering and cakes baking give you heart palpitations, then take a deep breath. Just keep...