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Summer Entertaining

The Perfect Pimms Cup

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 06.07.2013 | Taste
Colleen Mullaney

This traditional English summertime drink is perfect for tennis matches, polo parties or any backyard happening.

Marlo Thomas With Maxwell Ryan (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

This week, the wonderful Maxwell Ryan, founder of Apartment Therapy, made his second appearance on Mondays With Marlo. He had such wonderful advice f...

It's Memorial Day! Strike up the Band!

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 07.24.2013 | Taste
Colleen Mullaney

A winning medley of All-American favorites

A Cup Holder For Your Lawn

Posted 05.08.2013 | Taste

Perhaps the most perfect backyard BBQ accessory ever invented?

Baking Green Tomato Tarts

The Splendid Table | Posted 11.28.2012 | Taste
The Splendid Table

A sweet tart made with spiced tomato jam, almond pastry tart crust and vanilla ricotta cream filling. It's easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time.

Party Food: 18 Antipasti Ideas For A Crowd

Posted 09.06.2012 | Taste

Just imagine. All you do is put together a platter of store-bought ingredients and present it to your guests. That's mostly what antipasti entails. Th...

Tricks For Hosting Your Own Backyard Clambake

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

If you've ever thought that the only place you can have a clambake is on the beach in a New England coastal town, then you're wrong. You can have a cl...

House Guest Season

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 09.29.2012 | Style
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Certain guests are less welcome than others. They include: the Night Owl, the Nonstop Talker, the Complainer, the Lingerer, the Do-It Yourselfer and the Slob. Each have certain foibles which work well for them in their own homes, but tend to rankle even the most easy-going host.

Planning An Upscale Picnic, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie joined me on Mondays with Marlo and he shared some great advice on how you can take your picnic to the next le...

The Best Meat For A Barbecue, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

What is the best meat to serve at a barbecue? When event and lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, joined me on Mondays with Marlo he gave me an amazing rece...

Helping Guests Mingle, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo and he shared some great advice on how to be the hostess with the mo...

Sprucing Up A Simple Space, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, recently joined me on Mondays with Marlo, and he had some amazing advice on how you can prep your back patio ...

Secrets For A Small Space, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Colin Cowie, event and lifestyle expert, recently joined me on Mondays With Marlo and he shared some great tips on how to make the most out of a small...

What Not To Do When Throwing A Party, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, recently joined me for a second time on Mondays With Marlo and he told me everything you'll need to know abou...

Interior Decorating No-Nos, From Colin Cowie (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Event and lifestyle expert, Colin Cowie, recently joined me for a second time on Mondays With Marlo and he had some amazing advice to share. Here, he ...

Create The Perfect Summer Evening Outdoors

Lisa Holt | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lisa Holt

A girlfriend recently asked me for some guidance on how to decorate her tiny San Francisco apartment patio. She wanted something simple that felt like an escape from the city, and had a relaxing ambiance.

Vegan 4th of July Recipes

Carolyn Scott | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Carolyn Scott

It's time to break out the red, white and blue decorations, dust off the grill and party your swimsuit off! It's a time to celebrate summer, but let's not forget that it's a time to party patriotic.

Everything You Need To Know About Summer Entertaining

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 07.30.2013 | HuffPost Home

With the 4th of July quickly approaching, we are trying to soak up all the summer entertaining tips and hints we can get our hands on. That's why we l...

The 10 Most Amazing Settings For An Outdoor Party

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's finally summertime, and we are so ready for all of our favorite warm-weather activities, especially outdoor entertaining. There is just something...

Essentials for a Summer Beach Party

Marcia Prentice | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Marcia Prentice

Last weekend was my friend's birthday and she had her party at the beach. She spent the whole afternoon getting ready for the event, picking up a few essentials for the perfect summer beach party.

What To Do With Fresh Mozzarella

The Splendid Table | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
The Splendid Table

Wonderfully squishy on the inside, fresh and milking tasting, this cheese comes close to what you'd eat in Italy.

Throw a Fab Memorial Day Fête With No Flag-Themed Cupcakes!

Courtney Cachet | Posted 07.24.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer season, it's also grilling season, bikini season and my all-time favorite -- no-cook summer recipes! These way-beyond-easy tips will help you spend more time having fun and less time cooking.

Memorial Day Celebrations: 4 Tips for the Perfect Soirée

Matthew David Hopkins | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Matthew David Hopkins

Want to throw the party of the season, but feel fresh out of ideas? With Memorial Day this weekend and many more reasons to celebrate this summer, try my "perfectly imperfect" approach to entertaining and your guests will remember your celebration for years to come.

Selecting the Right Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Marcia Prentice | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Marcia Prentice

Summer is almost here! Now that the days and nights are much warmer, having an outdoor ceiling fan can help keep you cool. There are many different factors to consider when selecting the right outdoor ceiling fan for your home.

Throw a Last-Minute Cinco De Mayo Party and Not Be a Caliente Mess!

Courtney Cachet | Posted 07.04.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

I love Cinco De Mayo! I mean, duh -- tacos, margaritas, colorful décor. What's not to love?