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5 Ways Being Older Helps You Cope At Cocktail Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

Being older does make us wiser in certain situations. Here's how being older helps you cope at cocktail parties and social situations: 1. You aren'...

10 Secrets To Throwing A Flawless Summer Party

Posted 11.12.2014 | HuffPost Home

So you’re throwing a party. Considering last winter’s frigid -- and, lest we forget, record-breaking temperatures -- you certainly deserve it. Wit...

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.

5 Tips for the Anti-Stress Holiday Host

Kelly Wearstler | Posted 02.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kelly Wearstler

Amidst the frenetic pace of holiday party season (often one after the next) tips like tested menu favorites and hassle free décor offer a welcome respite from the pace and pressure of holiday hosting.

Every Conversation at a Party

Benjamin Hart | Posted 02.17.2014 | Comedy
Benjamin Hart

Do you watch the currently popular prestige drama that everyone's always talking about? Oh, you're still catching up. Where are you? Only on season two? Man. Wait til you get to season three. Season three is definitely the best.

The Emotional Weight of the Holidays

Rupa Mehta | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

There's so much to be thankful for that it's best to stay in the moment and focus on those around you, the joy they bring and the magic of this time of year.

5 Tips For Hosting Your First 'Empty Nest Fest'

Nan Silver | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty
Nan Silver

The night before my firstborn left for his freshman year of college he strolled into the kitchen with his mp3 player blasting -- one earbud was tucked into his left ear and the other was wedged in his bellybutton. I gave him the requisite maternal smile and eye roll, but felt a pang -- his goofy boy humor would no longer be part of my everyday life.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You May Be Making At Parties

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing more satisfying than throwing a fabulous party. When your friends and family have a great time at your home and thank you for being a ...

PHOTOS: The 10 Most Annoying Guests You'll Meet At Your Next Party

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

Hosting a party can be a lesson in human dynamics. You'll see, in the comfort of your own home, how people respond after they let their guards down --...

10 Mistakes You're Making As A Party Host

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.08.2013 | Taste

Not everything will ever go according to plan, but we have some tips to ensure you have more fun.

PRO TIPS: How To Throw The Perfect Party

The Huffington Post | Joanna Borns | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy

Throwing the perfect soiree is easy if you follow these tips. 1. Dip - Having (or not having) the right dip can make or break your party. Think lon...

What Your Dinner Table Says About You

Danielle Powell | Posted 04.03.2013 | HuffPost Home
Danielle Powell

Social butterfly? 'Pretend' adult? Your dining room might just say it all.

8 Steps To Prepping Your Living Room For A Super Bowl Party

Jordan Hart | Posted 03.26.2013 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

Starting with "Handcuff the remote control to your hand."

Ted Allen's Tips For A (Mostly) Stress-Free Holiday Party

Posted 12.20.2012 | Taste

"If people cook with love I’m happy."

Why We Should Be Hosting Slackers

Diane Kline | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty
Diane Kline

Blame it on the Food Network or Colin Cowie's articles in O Magazine, but we feel compelled to be the perfect hostess. Not only have women bought into impossible expectations, we perpetuate them.

10 Tips On How To Avoid A Party Meltdown

Zester Daily | Posted 11.11.2012 | Taste
Zester Daily

Giving a party is no picnic. What if the guests refuse to talk? What if there is a loud, awkward kitchen accident? What if the table doesn't look good? Worst of all, what if the food doesn't turn out?

8 Ways to Save on Your Next Summer BBQ

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

Summer is just not the same without a good barbecue! Here are eight cost-effective tips to get your BBQ on this summer without feeling guilty about the extra party costs.

4 Summer House Party Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure We just don't celebrate, socialize, and scheme the way we used ...

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.

4 Tips For Throwing An Amazing Party

The Huffington Post | Sarah St. Lifer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

We are pleased to introduce Stylelist Blogger Network member Jacyln Johnson of Some Notes on Napkins. While she isn't writing and reporting on the lat...

Spring Style for Your Outdoor Space

Lisa Holt | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Lisa Holt

Follow these simple tips and watch your outdoor space turn into the relaxing space you had always envisioned.

Champagne Parties on a Beer Budget

Loren Ridinger | Posted 01.29.2012 | Miami
Loren Ridinger

Entertaining shouldn't be a burden, emotionally or financially during the holidays. With these tips you can throw a classy bash on a holiday budget without the stress.

Urban Entertaining: How to Make It Work

Liza Utter | Posted 12.10.2011 | Style
Liza Utter

For the party-throwing urbanite, city living equals restricted space. The question of "how can I throw a party in a space that barely fits a couch" seems to stop potential party animals in their tracks.

WATCH: Make Entertaining Easier...With Ribbon?

Stylelist Home/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

When it comes to entertaining buffet-style, there's always the problem of efficiency. Namely, how to get everyone through the buffet without at least ...

How to Have a Greener Fourth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Sunday is the Fourth of July, and what better way to honor the nation we love than by protecting and conserving its natural resources? Here are four tips to help you plan a bright-green celebration.