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Punch of July: How to Make Your Party Amazing

Liquor.com | Posted 07.02.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

For the second year in a row, we asked our DrinkWire contributors to share their best freedom-loving recipes with us. This year's five large-batch drinks cover the spectrum from gin and grapefruit to tequila and hibiscus -- and everything in between.

9 Ways To Take A 4th of July Party To The Next Level

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.02.2015 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

In my opinion there are three things that make for a good party: signature drinks, great food and beautiful decorations! Add a few of these tips below to this weekend's gathering and you're guaranteed to have the party everyone can't stop talking about.

Best Summer Hostess Gifts

Melissa Meyers | Posted 07.02.2015 | 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!

3 DIY Ways to Get Your Yard Party Ready

This Old House | Posted 06.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

It's almost 4th of July! No doubt you're getting your backyard ready for your annual cookout! Here are some clever DIY upgrades to help you turn your space into the ultimate party spot.

Getting Back to Happy Birthdays

Adina Ciment | Posted 06.22.2015 | Women
Adina Ciment

Last year, I spent my birthday recovering from a bilateral mastectomy. On a scale of 1-10, I would place that birthday squarely in the 1 category.

The James Brown Dance Party Is My Happy Place

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

The more I expose myself to live music, the easier it is for me to infuse those feelings of pure joy and happiness to seep into my everyday experience. The James Brown Dance Party is the band that does that for me to the max.

I Am Widow, Hear Me Cry!

Melissa Gould | Posted 06.12.2015 | Parents
Melissa Gould

I miss Joel. I love Antonio. My friends feel the same way. Sometimes it's complicated. Other times, it's simple. Tears keep falling - on a hike, a phone call, even at a party. But I smile and laugh a lot, too. Life is so strange.

Party on a Bike

Abby Draper | Posted 06.05.2015 | Los Angeles
Abby Draper

After living in Los Angeles for three years, one thing I've learned is that some of the best parties are thrown at fitness studios. Weird, right? Kinda, but true.

6 Truly Impressive Tiki Drinks To Pour At Your Next Party

Liquor.com | Posted 06.05.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

Upgrade your tiki game with these advanced Polynesian potions.

A Goat for a Wedding Present

Stephen Harris | Posted 06.02.2015 | Comedy
Stephen Harris

It was a Friday afternoon when Fatty called me and asked if I want to go 50/50 in buying a goat with him for our friend Luke's wedding present. Fat...

5 Ways Not to Turn Into a Kids Party-Zilla

Tanith Carey | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Tanith Carey

Over the past few years, it seems that what used to be low-key celebrations have turned into major extravaganzas. Social media -- and seeing the efforts that other parents are going to -- are one of the changes that have made us feel as if we need raise our game.

America's 10 Best Party Islands

Thrillist | Posted 06.27.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Much like party lakes are all about bringing the fun to the water, on a party island, the entire landmass is your playground. But not all islands are created equal -- you'll know a party island when you see one.

THIS Turned a Hotel Lobby Into an Epic Dance Party

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Shira Lazar

In the immortal words of R. Kelly, "After the show its the after party and after the party its the hotel lobby." But what if the hotel lobby turns o...

DIY Surprise Lantern!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

After a little trial and error, here's an easy DIY project for a surprise lantern pull string that you could use for a variety of special occasions.

7 Reasons Why You Should Go Clubbing in the A.M.

Jenna Amatulli | Posted 05.13.2015 | Weird News
Jenna Amatulli

Unconvinced? Here's why you should flip the switch on your party habits and hit the dance floor earlier, rather than later.

Miami Beach Turns 100 With a Hundred-Hour, All-Out Bash

Lea Lane | Posted 05.02.2015 | Miami
Lea Lane

Miami Beach, that fabulous old broad with great bones and all-night party spirit, is (gasp) turning 100 on March 26. So to celebrate, there's a 100-hour party, a mix of way-out and global, including fashion shows, weddings, fireworks, citizenship naturalizations, and even a 21st-century something called astrophysical concerts.

The Meaning of Purim in the Winter of 2015

Rabbi Steven C. Wernick | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Steven C. Wernick

It is against the backdrop of this very troubled time that the holiday of Purim approaches... and with it, the important message: Do not lose hope for you have been here before.

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

1. If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's southwestern coast is the hub for eating, drinking and all-round revelry. Set on a wide bay, it's a crescent of sand studded with sun beds and backed by restaurants, bars and clubs

The 15-Second Dinner Party Dessert Plate

Epicurious | Posted 04.22.2015 | Taste
Epicurious

It's sophisticated. It's indulgent. And it really only takes a bar of chocolate (or two).

Just Announced! Opening Dates for 2015's Hottest Vegas Pool Parties

Oyster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Spring, and spring break, are fast-approaching, and while that means many things -- warmer temps, shorter skirts, generally happier people -- we're focused on one in particular: Vegas pool party season (which generally includes the three former mentions as well).

How to Deal When You're Not Invited

Uloop | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Uloop

Being invited by your friends to different events, whether it's a birthday party, a New Year's party, or a party just for fun, is always nice. You feel like you're a part of something and that feels good. This is why not being invited somewhere can sometimes hurt.

Mardi Gras Like a Local

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Mardi Gras can seem like a tourist spectacle, but its pleasures are less about watching the action than being part of it. That's why New Orleanians throw so much effort into making costumes, riding in parades, and mingling with the crowds.

The Bargain of a Lifetime

Martha Lufkin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Sports
Martha Lufkin

I do not usually go to the Super Bowl game in person. But when I heard a few days before the game that Super Bowl tickets were going for $8,000 due to ticket broker overselling, I began to wonder. At that price, it must really be worth it!

10 Last-Minute Super Bowl Party Foods

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Taste
Amy E. Goodman

Here are some fresh takes on game-day foods that your guests are sure to devour.

Super Bowl Party Etiquette: 12 Tips to Minding Your Manners on Game Day

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 03.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

All eyes are on Phoenix as Super Bowl XLIX takes places this Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. If you're attending a Super Bowl party, don't leave your etiquette at home.