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Skip the Cheese Plate; Pickle Boards are the New Holiday Star

Tasting Table | Posted 12.11.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

BY BAILEY BENNETT 11/30/16 It's 5 p.m. on a chilly night in December. You're in the office bathroom primping for your friend's annual holiday party, ...

20 Simple Steps For A Stress-Free Dinner Party

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.11.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Hosting a dinner party doesn't have to be impossibly complicated and stressful. Sharing delicious food and drinks that you have prepared, with several your closest friends may sound like a lot of hard work -- especially given that you could just go out for dinner instead -- but it really is worth the effort it requires.

How To Get Through The Holidays Without Losing Your Mind

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.18.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dr. Gail Gross

When confronted with family, resist the temptation to drink alcohol in order calm your nerves. On the contrary, too much alcohol will reduce your inhibitions and allow you to say and do something you may be sorry for.

8 Things Your New York Friends Want You To Know Before Your Next Visit

Amanda de Souza | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Amanda de Souza

I'll be brutally honest: Your friends who live in Manhattan don't want to shell out cash to visit the Empire State Building with you, or set foot in Times Square. Don't take it personally.

Modern Party Etiquette For Hosts And Guests

Houzz | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Navigating modern party etiquette can be tricky for both hosts and guests. These 10 do's and don'ts should help clear up everything from what to bring (try a book instead of flowers) to those pesky details (t.p., olive pit bowls) you will not want to forget.

7 Dos And Don'ts For Dinner Party Hosts And Guests

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

The most delicious things in life -- food, music, conversation -- are worth a little extra effort. Rarely does a day go by when friends don't gathe...

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen

This year, why not really celebrate what the holidays are about -- family and friends -- by throwing a party! Here are a few ideas to get the party started.

Why Choosing the Best Web Hosting Is Crucial for Your Business

Syed Balkhi | Posted 11.18.2013 | Small Business
Syed Balkhi

While most business owners see the value of creating awesome content, the importance of selecting a good web host often takes a back seat.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You May Be Making At Parties

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing more satisfying than throwing a fabulous party. When your friends and family have a great time at your home and thank you for being a ...

How To Host A Wine Tasting Party

Posted 05.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

With a few simple basics, you can learn to swirl, sniff, and sip with the best of them....

What's Most Important When Choosing the Right Hosting Company

John Rampton | Posted 04.25.2013 | Technology
John Rampton

Everybody looks for something different in a hosting company. It's something that every business in the world needs but most don't know where to find....

How to Host a Brunch for Your Sweeties

GalTime | Posted 04.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

Valentine's Day doesn't necessarily mean a table for two! The holiday can be even sweeter when toasting to the relationships that last us all year with a group of friends.

8 Steps To Prepping Your Living Room For A Super Bowl Party

Jordan Hart | Posted 03.26.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

Starting with "Handcuff the remote control to your hand."

How to Host a Stress-Free Holiday Meal

Giada de Laurentiis | Posted 02.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Giada de Laurentiis

The stress of preparing for and hosting holiday parties takes away from some of the enjoyment.

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.

What You Should Never Do When Hosting A Party: Tips From Oasis Designer

Stylelist Home Staff | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Since the Republican And Democratic National Conventions are essentially the two biggest parties to be thrown in America this year, we’ve been wonde...