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Holiday Party

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen

This year, why not really celebrate what the holidays are about -- family and friends -- by throwing a party! Here are a few ideas to get the party started.

Dog Gone Crazy? 5 Tips for Managing Fido During the Busy Holidays

Sophia Yin | Posted 02.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sophia Yin

While pets are fun and so are holidays, the two can clash without proper planning. What can you do to ensure that the family gathering is problem free while ensuring that your pet can be part of the party too?

How To Make Punch Without A Recipe

Food52 | Posted 02.16.2014 | Taste

We love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Kenzi Wilbur shows us how to make boozy party punch with whatever is lingering in your liquor cabinet.

10 Ways to Pull Off the Perfect Christmas Feast

Plated | Posted 02.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

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.

Ask Michael Cohen: Why You Shouldn't Do All This at the Holiday Office Party...

Michael Cohen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Style
Michael Cohen

Leave the overnight bag with your 6 inch heels, tight dress and bronzing lotion at home. Instead, bring a toiletry bag because there is everything right about reapplying make-up, combing your hair and Chanel No.5 when heading from cubicle to cocktail.

Wild Mushroom Confit With Garlic And Fresh Herbs

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 02.11.2014 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

So delicious, deep and aromatic, you might want to eat the whole batch in one go.

How To Keep The Kids Entertained At A Holiday Party, From Sandra Lee (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2013 | MarloThomas

When it comes to holiday entertaining, sometimes it can be difficult to keep both the kids and adults happy at the same party. Luckily, I had the chan...

Crostini With Ricotta, Truffle Honey and Smoked Salts

Viviane Bauquet Farre | Posted 02.04.2014 | Taste
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Four ingredients: bread, ricotta, honey and salt -- the essence of simplicity.

From the Office to the Office Party

Yves Durif | Posted 01.26.2014 | Style
Yves Durif

Happy Thanksgiving, wonderful readers! This week marks the beginning of the Holiday Party Marathon that many of us run until mid January.

4 Tips for Managing the Office Holiday Party

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.26.2014 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

You are at a work function -- as an employee. You are not at this event for the food and/or the drink. Try not to overeat, and definitely do not get drunk. Nobody fondly recalls the next day the person who jumped up on the bar and began dancing.

Go Southern for Luck and Money on New Year's Day

Linda Watson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Food
Linda Watson

Southern tradition holds that the more beans and greens you eat on New Year's Day, the more luck and money you will have in the coming year. Beans represent coins, and collards kale, and other greens represent folding money.

Be the Life of the Party

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Today's vlog will help you release your expectations of others and find the happiness you're seeking inside you. This holiday season, don't rely on everyone else to make you happy. Instead, become the life of the party! Watch now.

Neighborly Holiday Party Advice

Michael Cohen | Posted 02.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michael Cohen

Having a bartender allowed the host to mingle with neighbors and not leave guests asking "where's the ice?" His bar was also stocked with every type of top-shelf liquor, which is the way to go, even if it costs you a few extra bucks.

Colin Cowie With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

This week, event and lifestyle expert Colin Cowie joined me on Mondays With Marlo to discuss all of your questions about holiday entertaining. We disc...

How 'Tiny Tastes' Can Lead To Big Weight Gain During The Holidays

Becky Hand | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Becky Hand

Sneaky holiday calories are everywhere this time of year. If you took the time to count all those "tiny tastes" each day, you would be surprised at how quickly they can sabotage your weight-maintenance efforts.

10 Tips To Keep You From Being A Holiday Party Grinch

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 02.15.2013 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

With the holiday season in full swing, many have calendars bursting with engagements -- from office, glögg and yuletide gatherings, to cookie exchanges, snow balls and other jolly paloozas. It's as good a time as any to review the etiquette of social intercourse.

Your Holiday Fashion Horoscope Is Here!

The Huffington Post | JoAnn Reeves and Johnny Burnais | Posted 12.12.2012 | Style

Find out what's in store for you this holiday season.

'Tis the Season: Gifts for Your Employees

Josh Tolan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
Josh Tolan

'Tis the season... to start thinking about what to get your employees for the holidays. You might think getting something for your employees isn't necessary, but even a small token from management will show you care about all the long hours and hard work.

How To Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

Next Avenue | Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Susan Sommers 8 tips to look festive -- and professional -- for the 2012 season So what if all the Millennials in...

9 Tips For A Stress-Free Office Holiday Party

Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Ah, the office holiday party -- an event full of mixed emotions: Excitement, nerves and certainly stress all come into play when we think about meetin...

Why I Don't Enjoy Holiday Parties

Anna Goldfarb | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women
Anna Goldfarb

Holiday parties are harmless, right? Wrong! Sure, there's festive music, tinsel and lots of wool sweaters with snowflakes in cutesy patterns. But for people like me who would prefer to gift wrap their cat in tissue paper than talk to semi-strangers about my stalled personal and professional life, it can be rough.

Get On (Cheese) Board With Holiday Serving Plates

YumSugar | Posted 12.05.2012 | Taste

Cheese is always a party favorite, so it's safe to say that a good cheese board can go a long way.

A Stress-Free, Homemade Holiday

Menuism | Posted 01.30.2013 | Taste

Timeline, tips and recipes to get a head start on holiday entertaining.

5 Do's and Don'ts for the Office Holiday Party

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.29.2013 | Business
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

Like it or not, It's that time of year again -- the office holiday party! As a relationship expert I've seen and heard of many careers crash and burn related to inappropriate behavior at this event. Here are five "do's and don'ts" to avoid career suicide during the office holiday party.

10 Tips For Throwing A Healthier Holiday Party

Clean Plates | Posted 02.23.2012 | Food
Clean Plates

It can be challenging to host a festive holiday party without throwing everything you know about health and nutrition out the window.