Being chosen as a bridesmaid is a real honor, but the pressure to throw your newly-hitched BFF, sister, cousin or special person in your life a memorable bridal shower can be the source of a lot of stress.
Maybe you've heard marriage isn't so much about finding the right person as it is being the right person. The same is true for parties. It isn't so much about finding the perfect guests -- though that helps -- as it is being the perfect host.
For me, when the emotions start to get the best of me and I am crying buckets at the thought of my babies growing up, I start planning parties. It is my way of keeping some sort of center while celebrating their incredible achievements and rights of passage.
I remember hand-dying a lace thrift store dress to just the right shade for my can can dancer costume. And, though I was only a fifth-grader, I wrote our whole skit in rhyme, incorporating and interpreting the works of Edgar Allen Poe.
From planning your menu and getting everything to the table piping hot to creating an awesome holiday playlist, we're giving you everything you need except the food with these 10 easy steps.
Before you start accepting invitations to football viewing parties, there are some etiquette guidelines you may want to verse yourself in to ensure you'll be a good guest.
Everyone has that uncle/aunt/cousin/friend/sibling that drinks too much at weddings and gets out of hand. If you don't have one, don't worry. I bet your fiancé does! This is kind of hard to avoid.
How to host a "Halloween Dinner Party" that's as creepy as it is delicious.
The traditional meal is one of the best parts of any holiday. But I've got to admit, being able to alter the beloved Thanksgiving menu, and combine it with the delicious Hanukkah menu, no less, brings a certain excitement.
I'd arranged them and rearranged them on the floor at home until I liked what I saw. I didn't want all the baby photos in one spot, or too many posed photos in a row. I was going for random -- a fireworks display of fun.
Entertaining with wine at home -- yes, it's that easy.
Instead of saying auf wiedersehen to German brews, take these foreign styles for a spin.
While the fall is the season for Día de Muertos, it's also when monarch butterflies arrive in Mexico. Legend has it that the butterflies are the souls of the deceased returning to earth.
Does the mere thought of hosting a cocktail party require sedation with countless glasses of Chardonnay, hefty doses of ice cream and bed rest?
The Roots drummer and restaurant owner dishes on throwing a great dinner party.
This NFL season, skip the hassle and hustle of going to the game and put your energy into throwing the best homegating party ever!