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The Ultimate Last-Minute Oscar Party!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

We're days away from Hollywood's biggest night out, but there's still time to make your Oscar night IN a huge winner! With some quick DIY décor, savory and sweet bites and creative film tie-ins to keep things lively amidst the awards, you and your guests are bound to feel like a star.

4 Tips for Setting a Beautiful Table

Manja Swanson | Posted 11.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Manja Swanson

The holidays are here, which means hosting a dinner party may be on your calendar. Naturally, the dining table will be the center of attention, so you'll want to make sure it makes a great impression on your guests. Creating a beautiful tablescape is the perfect way to dress up your dining table when company comes calling.

7 Last-Minute Entertaining Pro-Tips

Tasting Table | Posted 12.10.2014 | Taste
Tasting Table

Food stylist and cookbook author Susan Spungen knows a thing or two about entertaining.

How To Ruin Your Labor Day Party Before It Even Begins

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

If there is one place where would-be hosts are likely to screw up their party before it even begins, it's answering this question: "What can I bring t...

The Ultimate Guide To Throwing A Party For The Big Game (PLAYLIST)

Posted 12.30.2014 | Latino Voices

So you want to have a party for the big game in Brazil. Sure, you could make do with the barebones basics: a few bags of chips, some dip, a few friend...

10 Dishes That'll Change Your Opinion About Reusable Dinnerware

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | Posted 06.07.2014 | HuffPost Home

Obviously, warmer weather means it's time to move the party outside. While few of us would bring our best dishes and glasses out to the patio, not eve...

Questlove's Tips for Throwing a Killer Dinner Party

Bon Appetit | Posted 12.01.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

The Roots drummer and restaurant owner dishes on throwing a great dinner party.

Rebecca Minkoff's Biggest Entertaining No-No

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

When we found out that designer Rebecca Minkoff teamed up with CorningWare and Corelle to throw a fabulous dinner party, we had to ask this stylish ho...

Vintage Manners Guide Offered Bizarre Advice

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.29.2013 | HuffPost Home

These happy couples are violating one big rule from 1918.

PHOTOS: The 10 Most Annoying Guests You'll Meet At Your Next Party

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

Hosting a party can be a lesson in human dynamics. You'll see, in the comfort of your own home, how people respond after they let their guards down --...

Why We Should Be Hosting Slackers

Diane Kline | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Diane Kline

Blame it on the Food Network or Colin Cowie's articles in O Magazine, but we feel compelled to be the perfect hostess. Not only have women bought into impossible expectations, we perpetuate them.

No-Sweat Rules Of The Thanksgiving Road

Food52 | Posted 01.21.2013 | Taste

Whether cooking for a few or 100, here are 5 tips to make Thanksgiving easier.

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta, Garlic, Pinenuts And Blue Cheese + The Perfect Dinner Party

Authentic Suburban Gourmet | Posted 11.26.2012 | Taste
Authentic Suburban Gourmet

A good dinner party means clean plates, numerous wine glasses, and empty bottles of wine, laughter and lovely music. It is the kind of evening where everyone wants to linger and no one wants to say goodbye.

Want a Great Meal? Try One of These 3 Combinations for 'Perfection'

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I love the fact that M.F.K. Fisher, author of The Art of Eating, sings the praises of eating alone on a couch. Am I the only one who loves that kind of meal? I like eating alone on a hill side, too, but that's a bit harder to pull off.

Watch This Cramped Outdoor Patio Transform Into A Party Scene

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If your home doesn't have a full backyard, that doesn't mean you can't host great parties outside. There are simple ways to transform your outdoor spa...

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...

The 11 Guests You'll Meet At Your New Year's Party

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

Flickr photo by x-ray delta one When you're inviting people into your home, regardless of the occasion, you're really taking a gamble. A gamble in ...

How To Throw A Holiday Cocktail Party With A DIY Bar

Menuism | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Imagine snow floating silently down from the sky outside. Inside, your friends are gathered together, each holding a festive cocktail in one hand and a mouthwatering appetizer in the other.

PHOTOS: Napkin Rings For Every Occasion

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

As we all know, it's always the little details that matter. So even if you've already got the table cloth, china, silverware and the centerpiece for y...

Give Napkins Thanksgiving Flair

Stylelist Home/The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Photo courtesy of HGTV Holiday linens make festive accents, but they can be expensive to buy. However, you can easily transform one of your current...

PHOTOS: 8 Excellent Place Card Ideas That Will Wow Your Guests

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

Are you feeling the pressure of having to go above and beyond for your formal dinner parties and family gatherings this holiday season? A simple way t...

Creepy Chic: How to Plan a Fabulous, Simple and Elegant Halloween Party

Matthew Robbins | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Robbins

I'm always a little horrified by the excessive amount of calorie heavy, sugar loaded, garish food and décor you see everywhere before, during and after Halloween. There are so many fantastic opportunities to design sophisticated details for this favorite autumnal holiday.

10 Glamorous, Old-World New Year's Entertaining Tips

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

While it's unlikely that modern hosts would appreciate a gun-wielding guest at their upcoming New Year's festivities, there are still plenty of sublime, old-fashioned, glamorous amusements that we can import from bygone eras to help us ring in 2011.