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Cocktail Party Commandments -- 10 Rules Every Hostess Should Follow

Kim Cox | Posted 05.05.2016 | Style
Kim Cox

Everyone loves a good cocktail party -- cocktails and conversation -- what's not to love?

Why Life's Messy Moments Are Usually The Best

Gin Sander | Posted 04.07.2016 | Fifty
Gin Sander

What we all remember, what we all enjoy, are life's messy moments. Stilted perfection might appeal on the glossy magazine page, but would be so cold and impersonal if we were seated in the midst of it.

Serve These Sparkling Cocktails at Your New Year's Eve Party

Rachel Hollis | Posted 12.30.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

And just like that 2015 is coming to a close. I can hardly believe it's already the end of December, but hey that means it's time for sparkling cocktails and delicious appetizers.

7 Warm Drinks Perfect for the Holiday Season

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.23.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

When it's chilly outside there's nothing better than ending the day with a warm cocktail and a book. Whether you're fighting a cold, or craving someth...

3 Things Every Good Host Does

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.16.2015 | OWN

The meal is prepped. The drinks are ready. The table is set. The music is playing. The home is spotless. All of your party planning has come down to t...

7 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Hosting Tips

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.23.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rachel Hollis

Holiday season is officially here! Tomorrow is all about spending time with the ones you love and of course, eating delicious food. That's why I've co...

10 Host and Hostess Gifts (Under $50) You'll Want to Keep for Yourself

Dot & Bo | Posted 11.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

When you show up to a friend's dinner party, do you bring a host or hostess gift? Absolutely! Unfortunately, these days many guests arrive expecting to be wined and dined -- but it should be the other way around. Hosts put a lot of time into preparing for and entertaining guests and you should always remember to say "thanks" with a thoughtful present.

Top 10 Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

Melissa Meyers | Posted 11.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Melissa Meyers

November marks the beginning of the holiday season and with Thanksgiving around the corner, you'll surely be making plans for many festive get togethers. When you go to someone's home for a party or holiday event, it's always nice to to bring a little something special to show your appreciation.

8 Ways To Avoid Hosting A Boring Dinner Party

Elizabeth Pullman | Posted 10.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Elizabeth Pullman

Dinner parties have a reputation for being boring and stuffy, but that doesn't have to be the case. Most of the time when parties are boring, it's because guests feel awkward and aren't comfortable with one another right away. By giving your parties a theme, you basically provide an icebreaker.

Pumpkin Spice Nation

Jesse Lasky | Posted 10.18.2015 | Taste
Jesse Lasky

I was in Trader Joe's recently and there were pumpkin flavored dog treats. Now, I can't speak for my dog (though I have been known on occasion to spea...

5 Unexpected Grilling Recipes To Fire Up This Summer

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.14.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

It's summer time and if you're not grilling on the weekends, or shoot, even the weekdays, you really should be.

Best Summer Hostess Gifts

Melissa Meyers | Posted 06.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Melissa Meyers

Summer is the time of year when many people entertain at their home from pool parties to BBQs. What should you bring the host or hostess when invited to a fun soiree, dinner or beach get-away? I have you covered here with some of my favorite chic and unique hostess gift ideas all priced under $100!

8 Ways to Be a Great Host

Debra Fine | Posted 06.25.2016 | Business
Debra Fine

There's plenty of information on how to be a great guest. But being a great host is a true skill. Sure, the right mix of music, food, drink, and lighting is key (I could talk for days about light dimmers. I won't. But I could.), but how do you become an amazing host? Here are some tricks.

No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

12 Things You Don't Understand About Being A Restaurant Hostess

Thrillist | Posted 05.05.2016 | Taste

Few understand the plight of the host/hostess.

5 Floral Hostess Gifts

BloomNation | Posted 01.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you've ever hosted a holiday gathering, you know how hectic it can be. Between the food preparation, decorating, and finally getting to mingle with your guests, your hands are completely tied with hosting duties.

9 Great Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 11.10.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

You can easily round out the turkey day traditional dishes with sides that accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.

Twinkies Are Made With Beef Fat

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.22.2014 | Taste

Maybe ignorance is bliss.

7 Delicious Homemade Dips For Sunday Football Season

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.15.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The best thing about serving dips is that they're just as easy to eat -- as they are to make.

DIY Hostess Gifts -- Great Ideas for Parties

CraftFoxes | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

Bringing a small but thoughtful hostess gift is an easy way to acknowledge your host's hospitality and to secure that future invite.

16 Best Summer Hostess Gifts

Domino | Posted 09.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

The secret to securing a return invitation? A thoughtful thank-you. Photography by LAURA MOSS Summer is here. Entertaining is endless. We've round...

4 Small-space Entertaining Tricks

Domino | Posted 09.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

These tips will make a pint-size party feel oh-so-grand.

This Cult Classic Twinkies Treat Is Finally Back!

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.08.2014 | Taste

Chocodile Twinkies are back -- do we need to say anything more?

Stylification Series: Featuring Tamsin Lonsdale

Golriz Moeini | Posted 09.04.2014 | Style
Golriz Moeini

Tamsin Lonsdale, is most definitely not like any ordinary English rose. She is undeniably beyond intelligent, worldly by definition, unique and strikingly beautiful, jet-setting socialite with impeccable taste, witty as you'd expect from a refined English girl to be but yet she remains humble.

Easter Entertaining and Decorating Ideas

Christina-Lauren Pollack | Posted 06.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Christina-Lauren Pollack

For those of you who enjoy hosting special celebrations at home, this easy-to-follow Easter entertaining guide will give you decorating and entertaining ideas that your guests will surely love.