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How to Throw an Awesome Holiday Party

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 12.14.2015 | Style
Danielle Crittenden Frum

These days many people shy away from entertaining, especially a crowd. This is a shame. Holiday parties end up being held at the office, which is no fun for anyone. The Chrismukkah holiday season is a wonderful excuse to bring together friends.

Why the Best Events Are Small and Crowded

Ben Hindman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Ben Hindman

I'm just going to say it. Your party venue is too big. Trust me. It doesn't matter where you're throwing your event -- it's probably too big. In my experience planning and hosting parties, I've never come across an event space too small. In fact, most of the time there's excess space.

11 Party Mistakes That Almost Every Host Makes

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.21.2015 | Taste

Maybe it's your birthday. Maybe your godson is graduating from college. Maybe it's a Saturday night and your name is Emily Gilmore. Maybe it's a Thurs...

Icelandic Birch Cocktail

Katrin Björk | Posted 05.26.2015 | Taste
Katrin Björk

Birkir and Björk from Foss Distillery are two Delicious Icelandic Liquors made with Pure Birch Sap (juice) and make excellent ingredients for cocktai...

10 Commandments For Throwing A 1960s-Style Cocktail Party In 2015

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Taste

Don't forget the cream cheese.

How Some of London's Biggest Fashion Bloggers Get Ready for the Party Season (VIDEOS) | Posted 02.22.2015 | Style

Despite the festive season coming around again every year and there being countless occasions throughout the year to dress up and attend great parties, it does seem like party season always tends to sneak up on you and catch you in a moment of unpreparedness.

Best Fashion Pieces to Wear Through the Holidays and Beyond

Melissa Meyers | Posted 02.08.2015 | Style
Melissa Meyers

Wouldn't it be nice to add some must-have pieces to your wardrobe that are perfect to wear to any holiday soiree AND most of the year?

7 Essential Items You Need To Start Entertaining At Home

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

'Tis the season for entertaining, people, and we think it's about time you follow through on your secret desire to host a winter-themed craft cocktail...

The Cocktail Party

Marcia Liss | Posted 11.23.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


10 No-Fail Dinner Party Conversation Starters

Carla McDonald | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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.