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  1. Easter

    The Easter hostess: Tips for hosting without a hitch

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    Hosting Easter for your family and friends? We've got you covered with tips and tricks from top lifestyle experts.
  2. Party Planning

    Entertaining tips for the new year

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    Just because the holiday-themed get-togethers will become a thing of the past with the new year doesn’t mean your party-throwing...
  3. Cooking & Entertaining

    Indoors or outdoors: Plan your best party, no matter where you are

    Planning is key to throwing a great party. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning an indoor or outdoor party, it’ll go off without a...
  4. How-Tos

    How to prepare guest room and bathroom for guests

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    When you have guests coming to stay with you, it's nice to go the extra mile to make their personal quarters especially inviting and...
  5. Party Planning

    How to be the best hostess

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    Hosting an event – be it a backyard barbecue, holiday bash or cocktail soirée – takes effort. Not only are you part of the party,...
  6. Cooking & Entertaining

    Creating the perfect party platter

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    Creating the perfect party platter is all about variety: a variety of foods to suit a variety of guests. Follow these expert tips to...
  7. Fashion & Style

    What to wear when hosting a holiday party

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    A party invitation always brings stress about what to wear. But what about when you are hosting? That can bring up a whole new set...
  8. Décor & Style

    3 Modern holiday party decorating themes

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    Tired of hosting the same old holiday party every year? Throw in a twist by having a themed party this year. Whether you’re...
  9. Cooking & Entertaining

    44 Tips for planning a Super Bowl party

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    Super Bowl is perhaps the biggest game day of the year, so why not celebrate? Host a super fun, laid-back football fete with these...
  10. Cooking & Entertaining

    Top 5 Super Bowl party themes

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    Super Bowl Sunday is considered a nearly religious holiday for some, and we admit, it's kind of a big deal. So why not make your...
  11. Cooking & Entertaining

    Party planning timeline

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    It's time to usher in the new year with a fun bash for family and friends. Here's what you need to know leading up to your New...
  12. Cooking & Entertaining

    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...
  13. Cooking & Entertaining

    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...
  14. Cooking & Entertaining

    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. Cooking & Entertaining

    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. Cooking & Entertaining

    Girls' guide to throwing a party

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    Planning a Christmas or New Year's party shouldn't turn you into a stressed mess, especially when you're organizing it in the...
  17. Cooking & Entertaining

    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...
  18. Cooking & Entertaining

    5 Tips for planning a holiday party menu

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    Planning a holiday party menu is never easy. These tips will help you plan a gastronomically pleasing bash that appeases and appeals...
  19. Cooking & Entertaining

    7 Fixes for holiday food disasters

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    Even after you've painstakingly planned your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you're in the final throes of getting it to the table...
  20. Giving Thanks & Holiday Tips

    Affordable Thanksgiving wines

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    The right wines can make your Thanksgiving meal even more delicious and celebratory. Here are the best wines to pair with your...