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Dreams Come True: My Conversation With Yanni

Maria Senise | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Welp, we made it happen. Through determination, perseverance, great friends, and complete ridiculousness, I made contact with Yanni! This past Saturd...

Five Amazing Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Jacada Travel | Posted 08.28.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

We've selected destinations from all over the world on the basis of their awesome firework displays, dramatic countdowns and stellar views. Here are our top five that have made the all-important cut.

Make Your Own Champagne Rhubarb Jelly Shots

Food52 | Posted 08.07.2014 | Taste
Food52

I know what you're thinking. Jell-O shots? Don't those belong at a sorority party, stuffed stickily inside a fleet of wilting Dixie cups, on a tray resting haphazardly on a beer pong table?

I Don't Want To Be A Cancer Survivor Any More

Stephanie Sliekers | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sliekers

It's not like that any more. I didn't hate the friends I met at the party last weekend for not knowing. After all, it's been almost four years since my diagnosis.

10 Tips for Perfect Party Lighting

Carla McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

One of the best ways to ensure that your guests enjoy your party is to make them feel attractive. When people feel gorgeous, they relax, become less self-conscious and take more joy in themselves and others.

Playboy Model Swallows It All For This Man

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell and Buck Wolf | Posted 07.25.2014 | Weird News

Ward Hall can get people to do anything. The circus legend has hung out with men who lift bowling balls with their nipples, women who impale themse...

5 Tips On How To Be A Hostess With The Mostest

Gramma Good | Posted 07.24.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

That is what a successful party needs... a delightful and welcoming hostess. You don't need a large home, a lot of money, elaborate food or entertainment. I have gone to very wealthy parties given by friends, which I am sorry to say, were boring. So what is my trick? I enjoy the art of entertaining.

16 Best Summer Hostess Gifts

Domino | Posted 09.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

The secret to securing a return invitation? A thoughtful thank-you. Photography by LAURA MOSS Summer is here. Entertaining is endless. We've round...

5 Causes of Post-Party Depression

Jessica Fein | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Jessica Fein

You realize the event that took up months of your life occupied two hours of theirs, but don't they want to spend even a few minutes discussing which lawn game was most popular and whether you should have gone with the Cobb salad instead of the Caesar?

How to Throw a Trendy Kid's Birthday Party With Ease

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Marilyn Oliveira

If a sense of rising panic tinged with imminent doom accompanies the thought of planning your child's next birthday party, you are not alone.

America's 5 Greatest Party Lakes

Thrillist | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Lake vacations were once about the blob, your Miller High Life-drinking uncle's legendary Buddha-belly flop, and the awkward muscle-shirt tan. Now, it's all "I'm On A Boat," bikinis, kegs, and debaucherous mayhem.

7 Best Summer Entertaining Essentials

Domino | Posted 09.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Before crunch time arrives (you know, the time between 4th of July and Labor Day), make sure your home is hosting ready. Weekend crashers, we are so ready for you.

6 Reasons to Nix Hosting a Sleepover Party

Michelle Cove | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Within minutes of arriving, the girls will start negotiating about who they are going to sleep next to that night. Some girls will be thrilled to "lock in" their desired sleep-buddies. Others will feel rejected and insist on going home.

5 Ways to Survive Family Weddings

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Weddings
Barbara Greenberg

It's June and we all know what that means. Summer weddings are among us. In fact, thoughts and dreams of sunshiny days, fairy tale weddings and high-heeled shoes that we can dance in race through our minds.

3 Space-Saving Bar Carts

Domino | Posted 08.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

In our books, the best bars move with the party scene.

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 08.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Marilyn Oliveira

Ah, Independence Day... the crown jewel of summer extravaganzas. Because, really - on what other holiday are you encouraged to eat, drink, and bask in the sun whilst reflecting on all that's great about the U.S. of A?

10 Tips To Survive Being Suddenly Single After 50

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

You know the phrase, "fight or flight?" When you're about to walk into a party alone, forget the fight, let's just go with flight. You want to hide. You're terrified. Your gut flips over the dread of what to say when people ask how you're doing.

High School Graduation Etiquette Q & A

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Lisa Mirza Grotts

High school graduation etiquette involves several steps, for both future graduates and their friends and family.

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

10 Secrets To Throwing A Flawless Summer Party

Posted 05.19.2014 | 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...

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.

Easy Style Tips for a Memorial Day BBQ

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 07.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Marilyn Oliveira

I've come up with a few ways to infuse some old fashioned patriotism into your Memorial Day get-together -- it's as easy as adding red, white, and blue, so consider star-spangling your event with the simple tips below.

A Cinco De Mayo Nacho Party

Food52 | Posted 05.02.2014 | Taste
Food52

There's no better excuse for a big mess of nachos and heavy drinking than Cinco de Mayo.

8 Festive Recipes For Cinco De Mayo

Food52 | Posted 04.30.2014 | Taste
Food52

We never need much of a reason for a fiesta.

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.