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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 07.23.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.24.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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 06.15.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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.

Getting Ready Is the Best Part of Going Out

Annelia Alex | Posted 06.29.2014 | Women
Annelia Alex

Getting ready to go out officially begins after showers, and then it's time to get serious about fun.

How To Make DIY Drink Umbrellas

Food52 | Posted 06.24.2014 | Taste
Food52

Bring the spirit of Spring Break to your next party with DIY drink umbrellas.

Coping With Summer-Induced Focusing Problems

Jordan Hart | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

As the majority of the nation emerges from their dormant hibernation -- with atrophied muscles and the demoralized demeanor of someone who's been punched in the stomach every hour for the last 175 days -- they'll be faced with a significant problem: the inability to focus at work.

Upstairs at Beauty and Essex

Greg Jacobs | Posted 05.30.2014 | College
Greg Jacobs

Last night, I went to Beauty and Essex for an after work drink, or two. This is something rather rare for me seeing that most weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) are usually reserved for delivery, Netflix, and hopefully a trip to the gym.

5 Mistakes No Host Should Ever Make

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

These mistakes can turn a party from fun to flop in a short amount of time.

A Redmoon Night to Remember

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.26.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a city with so many theaters, so much music, so much incredible architecture and so many nationally recognized restaurants, it can be hard to stand...