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Make Miss America Great Again! Host a Miss America Party

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 07.22.2016 | Women
Laura Hanby Hudgens

No matter how you feel about beauty pageants, The Miss America Pageant is a great excuse for a girls' night. The Miss America of Berryville Party is a proud and festive tradition in our town. We eat. We drink. We laugh. And we raise a little money for charity. All while looking fabulous, and of course, promoting world peace!

This Is The Secret To Actually Enjoying Your Own Party

Bon Appetit | Posted 07.18.2016 | Taste
Bon Appetit

The first rule of throwing a party is to actually enjoy the party. We've all been in your shoes--gotten a little over-ambitious, wanted to show off a little too much and impress the guests with made-to-order cocktails. Here's the thing: Guests will be more impressed if you have a made-ahead bar spread that frees you up to spend time with them. The secret is to make a signature big-batch, pre-mixed cocktail.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Mom Shares Anecdotes Of Little Lin At 'Hamilton' Farewell

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.10.2016 | Latino Voices

When curtain call came on Saturday at the Richard Rogers Theater in New York City, it was the final bow for three original cast members of “Hamilton...

6 Cheeses To Try Based On Your Favorites

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.16.2016 | OWN

1. If you love cheddar, you might love... clothbound cheddar such as Cabot or Quicke's Mature. With a drier texture and longer aging process, it has a...

Why You Need to Experience EDC New York

Kyle Stevens | Posted 05.27.2016 | New York
Kyle Stevens

It's been two weeks since I had my first experience under the electric sky and the only question I have in mind is what took me so long to attend the ...

Turning Sleep Deprivation Into The Sleep Revolution

Essi AMEYI | Posted 05.09.2016 | College
Essi AMEYI

Remember, those who have good sleep habits are the sturdiest ones. Challenge yourself to sleep seven to nine hours every night.

In Defense of the Irish Goodbye

Karam Singh Sethi | Posted 04.11.2016 | Taste
Karam Singh Sethi

Nix clunky, in-person goodbyes from your Rolodex of party cues, and replace it with an efficient "Had a great time!" text. There will be a paper trail of your attendance, and your friends will inevitably thank you for not troubling them as they tried to make the rounds.

7 No-Bake Desserts For Spring

Rachel Hollis | Posted 03.27.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

All over The Chic Site I feature tons of treats that are absolutely delicious! However, some of my favorite recipes require absolutely no baking at all! Take a look at all my easy to make desserts that you are going to love!

7 Ways to Upscale Your Easter

Rachel Hollis | Posted 03.27.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Need help throwing a last minute Easter Brunch? Don't worry I've got you covered! From Food to Decor I've gathered all my tips and tricks that will k...

Astoria Characters: The Life of the Party

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.15.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There has been much to celebrate in Elizabet Flores' life, but she has marked only four occasions with formal parties. The largest, an event for 300, was for her wedding a decade ago.

The Ultimate Last-Minute Oscar Party!

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

We're days away from Hollywood's biggest night out, but there's still time to make your Oscar night IN a huge winner! With some quick DIY décor, savory and sweet bites and creative film tie-ins to keep things lively amidst the awards, you and your guests are bound to feel like a star.

That Time I Attempted to Cure My Writer's Block by Throwing My High School Reunion

Brie Berman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Comedy
Brie Berman

All in all, it was a fine evening. I'm glad I hold a small piece of responsibility for putting it together. But just a heads up: In 30 years there's no way in hell I'm making 400 laminated badges. That's on you, Malibu!

3 Super Bowl Recipes To Make Your Party Classy AF

The Huffington Post | Julia Bush | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

Cheeto dust, vats of queso and steaming bowls of lil smokies are the definition of "Super Bowl." But what if you want to celebrate with food that's ju...

Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

How to Make a Diaper Cake

Liz Cleland | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents
Liz Cleland

On Pinterest, at Baby showers they are just these fun creative bundles of AWESOMENESS!! When I first saw one I just about fell over. Who has the time, patience and know-how to make these? Well, my friends it is not as hard to make one as you would think!

Cool, Creative (and Easy!) Ideas for Awards and Super Bowl Season Parties

Condiment | Posted 01.13.2016 | Style
Condiment

The Golden Globes were this past week, but Awards and Super Bowl season has only just begun. The size and scale of the parties and fetes this time of year may not be as big as the holidays (thankfully!), but it can still be every bit as fun, chic and decadent.

How Celebrating New Year's Eve Has Changed Over The Years

Laurie Levy | Posted 01.09.2016 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

My husband and I celebrated 2016 by getting together with some longtime friends. At a brunch with five other couples, all of us seniors, we struggled to hear one another. But, we agreed, that it was a great way to start the New Year. Just being together was something to celebrate. That evening, we toasted the New Year with our next-door neighbors of over 35 years.

How To Get Kids and Adults Off Their Phones

Rodale's Organic Life | Posted 12.31.2015 | HuffPost Home
Rodale's Organic Life

Break out the craft supplies, and leave your screens alone.

The Modern GOP Is Much More Dangerous Than Trump

Randy Paul Oetinger | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Randy Paul Oetinger

By far the most interesting thing about the Donald Trump candidacy is that the GOP -- a party representing half of our government at the highest levels of institutional power, a party which now holds real levers that matter -- the Republican Party does not have anything better to offer.

5 Ways to Control Your Calorie Intake at Holiday Parties

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

It's holiday party season, and that means buffet tables loaded with our favorite indulgences and festive beverages filled with empty calories. There's no need to stress. We have five tips that can get you to the new year without tipping the scale.

How to Mix Spirits and Spirituality

Ruby Warrington | Posted 12.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ruby Warrington

I'll be drinking alcohol tonight and pretty much every night now until the new year. Happy holidays! But in two weeks' time, I can pretty much guarant...

Holiday Food Hacks from Hotel & Celebrity Chefs

trivago | Posted 12.15.2015 | Taste
trivago

© LFB Media Group Whether you've been invited or you're the host of a holiday party, you know the joy (and the stress) of preparing the perfect seas...

A Stoic Guide to Coping With the Holidays

Skye Cleary | Posted 12.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Skye Cleary

With drunk and flirty coworkers at holiday parties, rowdy relatives at family gatherings, and the inherent foibles of holiday travels, there is a neve...

Six Ideas for Entertaining Without Extraordinary Spending

Lora Bumatay | Posted 12.08.2015 | Women
Lora Bumatay

Potluck it! Yes, in fact make it the theme of the night! Host a "Make Your Own Pizza Night" and have everyone bring a different ingredient. You provi...

Your Step-by-Step Guide to Throwing an Unforgettable Friendsgiving Dinner Party

Avelist | Posted 11.25.2015 | College
Avelist

Make this Friendsgiving one for the books.