Entertaining & Hosting

Whether you’re hosting a huge bash or a casual dinner party, you want to get it right—and you will, thanks to our entertaining and hosting ideas. But be warned, friends and family may never want to leave.

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18 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Thanksgiving

Etiquette experts agree that Thanksgiving is most enjoyable if people are polite. Here's what polite hosts and guests shouldn’t do on Turkey Day—especially this year.

How to Host a Small Christmas This Year

Planning for a small Christmas celebration? We're sharing small-scale recipes and holiday activity ideas the whole family will love.


What Thanksgiving Could Look Like This Year

Thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, Turkey Day gatherings—and even the birds themselves—may be a little smaller in 2020.


Secrets to a Successful Thanksgiving, According to Taste of Home Staffers

Take it from our culinary crew and experienced editors: There are ways to make prepping and hosting Thanksgiving easier than...


This Is the One Thing You’re Forgetting to Bring to Thanksgiving

Hostess gifts and stretchy pants are of course a must; but are you forgetting this one very important thing?

How to Host a Small-Scale Family Thanksgiving Dinner

Preparing for a smaller family Thanksgiving dinner this year? We're sharing the best small-scale recipes and things to do with...


Here’s How to Make Your Thanksgiving Safe in 2020, According to the CDC

Here's a closer look at how to host Thanksgiving safely.

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What’s Your Thanksgiving Style?

Plan your Thanksgiving around one of our fun themes!


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Simply Beautiful Thanksgiving Ideas

Less is more with these beautifully modern Thanksgiving dinner ideas you'll want to use this year.


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Simple & Fun Friendsgiving Party Ideas

Friends are family, right? Celebrate the season with these come-as-you-are Friendsgiving ideas.


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Rustic & Chic Country Thanksgiving Ideas

Celebrate the season with a country Thanksgiving. This homey theme gives life on the farm a modern meaning.

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Bright & Bold Bohemian Thanksgiving Ideas

Celebrate the season with an adventurous theme. Our bohemian Thanksgiving ideas show you how to plan an unconventional gathering.


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Traditional Thanksgiving Ideas

Dreaming of a holiday that looks like it stepped out from a Norman Rockwell painting? Try these traditional Thanksgiving ideas.


How to Create a Beautiful Bohemian Thanksgiving Table

A holiday dinner table doesn't always have to be stuffy and formal. For a more vintage and carefree look, check...


11 Traditional Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

If your style is timeless and traditional, you'll love this collection of Thanksgiving table decor ideas. Get the full...


6 Things You Need for a Modern Country Thanksgiving Table

These are our best picks for farmhouse Thanksgiving table decor. This theme is perfect for those of us who love...

10 Ideas for a Simply Beautiful Thanksgiving Table

For an elegant twist on Thanksgiving table decor, stretch beyond the typical fall color palette. Lighter shades like blush and...


9 Friendsgiving Decoration Ideas for a Stunning Holiday Table

The party might look a little different this year, but you can still make your space look gorgeous. Use our...


11 of the Best Things to Do on the 4th of July

Can't think of any plans other than grilling and chilling? Celebrate the stars and stripes with these creative July 4th...


Watch the Fireworks in Style This 4th of July

Oh, my stars! Set out this fun, festive spread to watch fireworks, and you just might forget to look up.


How to Have a Tiny Easter Gathering

Need some Easter ideas for a smaller gathering this year? We've got recipes for small groups, fun activities you can...


6 Easter Basket Ideas

Treat every person in the family to a gift that's designed just for their personality. Best part? These Easter basket...


Our Favorite Pink Wines to Pop on Valentine’s Day

It's time to think pink—pink wine, that is! These are our sommelier's top picks for gorgeous rosés to uncork with...


Here’s How to Throw an Epic St. Patrick’s Day Party

You're in luck! We have quick tips for throwing together a St. Patrick's Day party. From authentic Irish food...

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12 Tips for Cooking Christmas Dinner That’ll Take Away the Stress

The holidays don't have to be stressful. Use our tips for cooking Christmas dinner so it goes off without a...


10 Walmart Items That Will up Your Holiday Party Game

Hosting a Christmas party is the best way to spread cheer. Use our budget-friendly ideas for an unforgettable get-together!


How to Throw a Christmas Caroling Party

Spread holiday cheer throughout the neighborhood with Christmas carols, festive crafts, sips and snacks, and more.


Host a ‘Great Gatsby’ Bash on New Year’s Eve

This easy-to-throw-together Great Gatsby-themed party lets you ring in the New Year in style.


11 Last-Minute Holiday Hostess Gifts

Forgot to grab something for your host? Don't sweat it—we've got you covered. Check out our best ideas for last-minute...


An Argument for a Kids’ Table at Thanksgiving

Follow these tips to create a kids' table the entire family will thank you for.