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Charity Luncheon Inspires Texans for Holiday Entertaining

Courtney Price | Posted 11.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Price

Texans know a thing or two about entertaining. They plan big, they pull out the stops. The annual Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes Charity Luncheon in Dallas inspires entertainers and hosts with fresh ideas before holiday season commences.

Should You Host Thanksgiving Dinner? (FLOWCHART)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 11.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jennie Sutherland

Before you decide whether to host for the first time or for the umpteenth time, grab a glass of wine and check out this flowchart first.

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

Faithful Shopper: Fine Furnishings

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays coming, now is the time to spruce up your home for the inevitable dinners, parties and houseguests that are sure to show up on your ...

How to Be the BEST Best Man in a Wedding

Quora | Posted 11.22.2014 | Weddings
Quora

Write a funny speech. The best wedding speeches I've heard are funny, pulling together key stories of a person's life that provide insight into who they are, while also being amusing.

The Guest List

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Most friends told me not to fret -- it was my birthday and if ever there is a night for drunken debauchery, this was it.

Grinding as the Latest Move: What Ever Happened to Dancing?

Taylor Griffith | Posted 10.18.2014 | College
Taylor Griffith

When did stepping onto the dance floor become an open invitation for anyone to grab at you or feel you up? When did it become socially acceptable for anyone to invade your personal space and touch you intimately without even the slightest attempt at conversation?

The Secret Language of Flowers

Carla McDonald | Posted 10.04.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

Assigning specific meanings to flowers is a tradition that is believed to have begun in Turkey in the 17th century and kept strong through the years by the French and English.

DIY Hostess Gifts -- Great Ideas for Parties

CraftFoxes | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

Bringing a small but thoughtful hostess gift is an easy way to acknowledge your host's hospitality and to secure that future invite.

Styling the Summer Party: Making Your End-of-Summer Fete Ultra Chic

Condiment | Posted 09.27.2014 | Style
Condiment

With the summer months winding down in the coming weeks and the end-of-season holiday to finish it all off, there's no better time to squeeze in a few more fun fetes or whatever big event you might be hosting on your calendar.

Everything You Need to Know About the Yacht Week

Quia Querisma | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Quia Querisma

It's safe to assume one swimsuit and one outfit per day, with the option of repeating shorts with different tops. I can't say it enough -- a suitcase will be the bane of your existence in your cabin.

Sweet And Savory Grilled Corn On The Cob

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Sweet and Savory Grilled Corn on the Cob It wouldn't be summer without corn on the cob. It is nutrient packed with fiber and vitamins A, B, and E. ...

Note to Self: 'No-Gifts' Birthday Parties Don't Work

Hinda Mandell | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Hinda Mandell

You thought you were being enlightened and anti-consumerist. You thought you were saving your friends money, a trip to the toy store and the hassle of gift shopping. Your intentions might well have been sincere, but really, you were just being annoying.

7 Easy Vegetarian Recipes For Summer Grilling

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

There are few occasions where being a vegetarian is particularly depressing, and most of them involve social gatherings around a grill.

Jams of New York: From the Subway to the Stage

Party Earth | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Party Earth

In the city that never sleeps, the sounds of the city never cease either. Subway artists, bold enough to perform by themselves for hours on end for a fleeting crowd that generally has no interest in hearing them, contribute greatly to the everyday NYC experience.

Years Later: Is College Still Fun?

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Brian Shactman

It seems more done for the re-issue of the fun -- on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and for a while, Snapchat. The actual experience may be less important than the postscript and interpretation.

This Is What a Kid's Birthday-Party-Planning Existential Crisis Looks Like

Jeff Bogle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I recently stood in the middle of a madhouse. Kids in electric-orange socks, like a too-bright dystopian fantasy, sprinted past me in every direction. Adults in coordinating electric-orange T-shirts stood guard. All that was missing was the heavy arm of an unseen totalitarian regime. Only, it wasn't exactly missing.

Rules for Post-Prom Parties

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Prom time is an opportunity to begin transforming your relationship with your child in preparation for their fast-approaching adulthood.

Where Will You Celebrate Bob Dylan's Birthday?

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Bob Dylan turns 73 over Memorial Day weekend, on May 24. Increasingly, birthday celebrations are being held around the world by his fans, featuring local musicians playing covers of Dylan songs and tributes of their own.

Update The Sugar Fix: Cool Favorites, Unexpected Classics and More With These Chic Sweets

Condiment | Posted 07.20.2014 | Taste
Condiment

There are more ways than ever to get creative with dessert items.

10 Parties to Throw in Your Apartment

Uloop | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Uloop

By the time the end of December rolls around, everyone is already tired of Christmas parties. However, in the middle of the summer, they're sure to feel different.

7 Reasons to Have a Savings Account for Social Gatherings

MyBankTracker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

If you are not financially prepared, social engagements can leave your finances strained. When you plan and set aside funds for social engagements, you won't have to dip into your emergency fund, your day to day spending account or max out credit cards.

"Carpe" Season: It's Summertime in LA!

Party Earth | Posted 07.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Party Earth

Despite the lack of change in the weather, the number of fun and exciting things to do in Los Angeles increases exponentially when summer roles around. So don't just coast through lackadaisically, seize the season and check out these awesome events and places you can't miss this summer.

5 Events to Rock Summer in San Francisco

Party Earth | Posted 07.08.2014 | San Francisco
Party Earth

Summer's here, and we don't have to worry about finding fun and exciting ways to fill our days. Chilling in Dolores Park, attending Giants' games, and raging at top-notch parties and events - there's a plethora of things to do in San Francisco and the surrounding area.

7 Healthier Southern Derby Day Dishes (PHOTOS)

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 06.29.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Since I'm not a native of the South, I love any excuse to direct my healthifying powers below the Mason Dixon line.