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Cocktail Party

10 No-Fail Dinner Party Conversation Starters

Carla McDonald | Posted 07.23.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

Today, we're getting tipsy with the no-fail questions these 10 expert hosts ask to kick-start a conversation at a cocktail or dinner party.

Ann Brenoff

5 Ways Being Older Helps You Cope At Cocktail Parties | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

Being older does make us wiser in certain situations. Here's how being older helps you cope at cocktail parties and social situations: 1. You aren'...

10 Secrets To Throwing A Flawless Summer Party

Posted 05.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

So you’re throwing a party. Considering last winter’s frigid -- and, lest we forget, record-breaking temperatures -- you certainly deserve it. Wit...

Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala 2014: Highlights And Highballs

Gastronomista | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste

Sadly, a woman cannot live on ice cream alone -- onwards to more cocktails.

7 Indispensable Tips For The Ultimate New Year's Eve Cocktail Party

Steven Raichlen | Posted 02.24.2014 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

Four words to help you take your New Year's Eve bash over the top: fire up the grill.

The 8 Best Healthy Holiday Finger Foods

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

I thought it wise for all you conscientious party throwers out there to know about some healthier options.

The Holiday Collection: How to Start a Conversation at a Cocktail Party

Debra Fine | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Debra Fine

Giving the gift of conversation is worthwhile to everyone. True success comes from taking the first step and saying hello. The topic is not nearly as important as the effort.

7 Best Gluten-Free Halloween Recipes

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.29.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Halloween doesn't need to be a frightful occasion for gluten-free haunted housemates.

5 Bacon-Inspired Cocktails (With Recipes!)

The Daily Meal | Posted 12.15.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It seems like bacon is taking over the world these days. The cured pork doesn't seem to be OK with sticking to the breakfast food department and inste...

One Cocktail, Plus One Snack, Equals One Party

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

Okay, okay. You don't always have to make one million appetizers.

NYC: My Own Personal Cocktail Party

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 06.19.2013 | New York
Jeanne Martinet

At the risk of seeming New York-centric, I believe people here tend to be more culturally-diverse and more engaged in what goes on around them than people in most other places, so our conversations tend to be more interesting -- and often more unguarded.

How to Have a Passover Cocktail Party

Mindy Trotta | Posted 05.22.2013 | Taste
Mindy Trotta

Who says you can't have a great cocktail party during Passover? You can, and you should! Invite your friends over for a drink and appetizers.

Cocktails for Spring's Kick-Off

Imbibe | Posted 05.20.2013 | Taste

Spring officially starts on Wednesday, and even if your weather isn't quite cooperating, you can still get a taste of the warmer weather ahead with these eight cocktail recipes.

New Year's Eve Party: Bubbly & Bites

Anna Watson Carl | Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste
Anna Watson Carl

I've never quite understood the hype of New Year's Eve. Why is there such pressure for the last night of the year to be epic on every level? This year -- if you're anything like me -- why not host your own impromptu party?

Obama vs. Romney: 2 Election Night Party Menus

Food52 | Posted 01.01.2013 | Taste

Cheers to democracy -- let's party!

A Halloween Menu For Adults: No Babies Allowed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 10.24.2013 | Taste

These Halloween party menu ideas are not for wimps.

How to Be Your Fabulous Self at a Cocktail Party

Terrence Chappell | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago
Terrence Chappell

In support of future cocktail parties, I've put together a top 10 list of dos and mostly don'ts for your next cocktail party. For some it's mere social, common sense while sadly for others it's actual, hard-hitting news.

5 Ways To Plan Your Wedding In 5 Minutes

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

What if I coached newly-engaged couples on how to speed race through their engagement without giving up the dream?

Building The Perfect Bloody Mary Bar

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

We love a cocktail party, in case you hadn't noticed. We love them so much, that we don't think you should have to limit yourself to having them in th...

Bizarre Vintage Recipe: Ham Balls

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

As food editors and total nerds for all things food, we know one irrefutable fact: sometimes something that sounds like it will be terrible, will actu...

Tapas Party!

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

A traditional Spanish meal is made up of tapas, or, in other words, small plates: just enough of flavor-packed food on one plate to keep you moving onto the next.

WATCH: Creepy Humanoid Robot Mimics Man's Every Move

| Daniel Cossins | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science

Scientists call it the "cocktail party problem." To understand the person talking to you in a noisy room, you've got to filter out all of th...

10 Signs Your Party Is Over

The Huffington Post | Stylelist Home Staff | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Who doesn't love a good party? Although what makes a party fun is different for everyone, we're going to venture to say that great company and delight...

Best Of The Oscars Cocktail Buffet

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

We're skipping the uncertainty of cooking for mere nominees and creating a "best of" buffet that features finger food from movies that have taken home the golden statuette in the past.

True Tales Of Epic Party Disasters...And How To Avoid Them

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Flickr photo by x-ray delta one There are many ways to end a party: Dimming the lights, wrapping up the refreshments, dressing up for bed, or may...