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Amsterdam: Much more than Sex, Drugs and Parties

College Tourist | Posted 01.28.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

By The College Tourist: Student Author, Veronica White. It's not unusual for students to think of Amsterdam only as being the capital of sex, drug...

Top Entertaining Trends for 2016

Carla McDonald | Posted 01.27.2016 | HuffPost Home
Carla McDonald

From roving lounge-style cocktail suppers to loose, lavish florals, the entertaining forecast has never looked so rosy. Well, Pantone's Rose Quartz to be exact. Here are the must-know entertaining predictions for 2016 from 12 of the world's top event designers:

A Visit To Space, Seafood Boil, Karaoke and Other Fun Ways to Ring in The New Year

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 12.31.2015 | Chicago
Ximena N. Beltran

Here are the best way to ring in the new year, without buying a drink package at an overcrowded bar. When I set out this year, the cold air will let my body know that I'm still alive (at least that's what I'm telling myself)

Child's Birthday: Party of None

Jennifer Burby | Posted 12.30.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Burby

Perhaps the only good thing to come out of this horrible birthday party story is that anybody who hears about it might second guess the next time they consider blowing off a commitment. I know I will.

11 Starters and Sweets for Your New Year's Bash

Jennifer Segal | Posted 12.28.2015 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Now that Hanukkah and Christmas are over, it's time to focus on the next party! The great thing about entertaining on New Year's Eve is that your "meal" can be made up of fun finger foods.

And You Thought Cookie Exchanges Were Just About Cookies?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 12.18.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

The idea of a holiday cookie exchange conjures up "Fun, Frolicking, Festiveness, and Frivolity" but there's another reason I will forever call the two...

Ask Miss Mingle: "The Human Sacrifice"

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 12.08.2015 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

My friend Joelle recently had a harrowing cocktail party experience. She was cornered by one of life's most dangerous predators -- the Crashing Bore.

Which Potluck Party Personality Are You?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 12.07.2015 | Comedy
Stephanie D. Lewis

The holidays have officially descended upon us and with this time of year harkens the arrival of the Potluck Party. Whether it be held at the office, school, church, or a relative/friend's private residence, you'll likely encounter some variation of the following personas:

Ring in 2016 with LA's Freshest Events Duo

Party Earth | Posted 12.07.2015 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

By Yasmin Damoui, Music Journalist: Los Angeles is debatably the most musically over-saturated market in the worl...

Life Is Short, You Don't Want to Miss It

Cheryl Cecchetto | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cheryl Cecchetto

I'm a planner, a scheduler, a taskmaster. I work hard. I do it now, not later. In the same breath, I can tell you that I don't live to work. I've been planning for retirement since my 30's, which some say is even late. But I don't live for my retirement, either.

6 Steps Introverts Can Take Now For A Less-Stressful Holiday Season

Thea Orozco | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Thea Orozco

Even for extroverts, the month of December can be stressful. But for introverts who struggle with honoring their own temperament and who have friends and family who don't understand introversion, the holidays can be an overwhelming time.

7 Obligatory Grown-Up Parties, Ranked By How Much They Suck

Thrillist | Posted 11.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

As an adult, you're going to go to parties. They are not like the glorious college bashes you threw with all your friends. There are fewer dance floors, fewer kegs, fewer reasons to stay... fewer everything, really. Grown-up parties can get pretty bleak, and these are the bleakest of them all.

The Salonniere 100: The Nation's 100 Best Party Hosts

Carla McDonald | Posted 10.29.2015 | Style
Carla McDonald

Just in time for the holiday party season, The Salonniere, the award-winning site dedicated exclusively to the art of party hosting, has released The Salonniere 100, a list of the 100 best party hosts in the United States.

Five Fabulous Reasons Why You Should Check Out Fridays Soul In The Horn

Felicia Watts | Posted 10.28.2015 | New York
Felicia Watts

Fridays are like a wild card for me... I am never quite sure where my Fridays will take me after a seemingly long work week... Friday activities ...

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.

The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there.

Throwing a Party in Manhattan: No Easy Task

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Eddie Parsons

A good time is an easy request in Manhattan. If your attention is not kept active then your mind wonders and you wander down the block.

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...

When Your Child Becomes A Party Animal

Amber Sabathia | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

When throwing my kids a party I always ask them what they want. I'm not saying that I give them exactly what they ask for, but they have a better imagination and ideas for a fun and entertaining party.

The Most Underrated Party Schools in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.22.2015 | College

By: Andy Kryza Credit: Shutterstock For proud collegians of a certain stock, the annual debate about which party school parties the hardest is...

Can We Change How We Parent? Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?"

8 Ways to Be a Great Host

Debra Fine | Posted 06.25.2015 | 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.

We Go With Wigo

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Rob Taub

When I was in college during the 1970s, making plans with others was a laborious task, which may perhaps explain why my friends and I so often stayed in the dorms and drank beer. It certainly wasn't easy to organize group expeditions or expand one's social network.

Dan Bilzerian '16 Presidential Campaign Launch Party

Party Earth | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Party Earth

Campaign season is an exciting, somewhat absurd time in our country, with its lies, muckraking, heated debates and smear ads: "...once voted to cu...

I Wasn't Prepared For This

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

Don't focus on achieving some dream made up by someone else; focus on fostering independence and becoming someone you're proud of.