hosting tips

  1. Décor & Style

    Courtney's Corner: Rearrange your space for company

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    Having a dedicated guest room is a nice idea… in theory. But a room specifically for occasional guests is not in the cards for many...
  2. Kitchen & Cooking Tips

    In a pickle: What to do about last-minute holiday guests

    'Tis the season to be jolly. Don’t let last minute guests ruin your holiday spirit!
  3. Christmas Holiday Tips

    The art of gracious hosting

    If you’re hosting overnight guests for the holidays, you want to give them a warm welcome and make sure they feel comfortable....
  4. Entertaining

    Top 5 holiday hosting don'ts

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    A lot goes into hosting a great party. Make sure your seasonal soirees are a success by avoiding these five festivity no-nos.
  5. Décor & Style

    Make your guest room feel like a hotel suite

    Whether you're visiting family or an exotic location, traveling often causes anxiety and stress. Once you arrive, it's always a...
  6. Entertaining 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...
  7. Entertaining Checklists & Tips

    Tips for relaxed hosting

    Did you ever have a party and forget to have fun? Entertaining should be a time to enjoy your friends and family -- and you just...
  8. Christmas Holiday Tips

    5 Ways to make sure your holiday guests are having a great time

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    Holiday party season has arrived, and chances are you’ve already hosted a seasonal soiree or three. To help take your next party...
  9. Christmas Holiday Tips

    Top holiday party hosting trends

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    Year after year of holiday hosting can mean running out of ideas to really wow your guests. If you’re tired doing the same thing...
  10. Adult Parties

    Dinner party disaster: 5 guests you don't want at your table

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    Whether you’re hosting or attending a dinner party, there are a few types of people you don’t want to end up sitting close to. Some...
  11. Holidays & Seasons

    Host a fabulous fall harvest party

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    The temperature may be dropping (more rapidly than we’d like), Halloween is around the corner and we’re getting busier by the...
  12. Organizing & Cleaning

    How to prepare your home for winter

    As colder weather begins to set in around the country, we know it's a matter of time before many of us start waking up in the...
  13. Hostess Tips

    Hosting a couples' dinner party

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    As the chill of winter fades and spring shouts "renewal" with freshly sprung flowers, a dinner party for a few close friends is a...
  14. Wine & Cocktail Recipes

    Hosting a wine tasting

    If you're a wine lover, hosting a wine tasting at home can be a fun and classy event. Get your friends together for an aromatic...