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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How to Host a Bonfire Party

Learn how to throw the perfect bonfire party! We cover all the essentials, from bonfire games to menu ideas.

10 Products That Keep Bugs Away from Your Outdoor Eats

Whether you're looking for mosquito repellent or wasp traps, we found the best way to keep your outdoor gathering bug-free.


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.


Here’s How to Throw a Sunny Herb Swap This Spring

Get your hands dirty at an herb garden party! Where there are fresh herbs, delectable treats, cute party favors and...


The Prettiest Spring Cocktails You Can Make

It's the season for fresh flowers, bright berries and sunny skies—and stunning spring cocktails! Here are some of the most...

15 Fun Fall Cocktails That’ll Make You Forget About PSLs

PSLs are great, but these fall cocktails are so much better! Full of fall flavors and a variety of spirits,...


These Garden Party Food Ideas Are Perfect for Your Next Backyard Bash

Enjoy good weather and even better friends with a classic garden party. And make sure there's plenty of refreshments to...

Your American Summer: The Ultimate Party Guide

It’s the season everyone loves to celebrate—summer!


How to Host the Best Summer Grilling Get-Together

Gather up the crew—it’s time to grill!


How to Make Your Church Picnic Better Than Ever

Warm weather means it's church picnic season!


How to Plan a Summer Block Party Your Whole Town Will Be Jealous Of

Throwing the biggest bash of the summer is so much easier than you thought, thanks to these block party ideas...

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How to Host a Southern-Style Summer Party

The key to throwing a good Southern-style party is sharing good food with friends that are like family.


How to Host an Outdoor Movie Night in Your Backyard

Here's how to turn your outdoor space into the personalized movie theater of your dreams.


How to Plan the Perfect Picnic

Whether your outing is for two or 20, you're sure to have a good time if you keep these picnic...


This Is What You Need to Plan a Family Reunion Picnic

You're in charge of the family reunion? Let us help! Here's a look at our best ideas, including top picnic...


Build a Hot Chocolate Bar for Your Next Winter Party

Trust us—the whipped cream-rimmed smiles will make building a homemade hot chocolate bar for your loved ones well worth...

The Best Snack to Eat at Halftime, Based on Your Favorite Football Team

Score a touchdown with your friends by serving team-friendly football snacks at your next party!


10 Easy Ideas for a Patio Party

In need of some summer inspiration? These patio party ideas will have you itching to get outdoors.


What to Mix with Tequila (Besides Margarita Mix!)

Tequila goes in more than just margaritas (although it's delicious in them)! Find out what to mix with tequila, from...


9 Things You Need for a Perfect Backyard Barbecue

Put the finishing touch on your party with quick apps, the right music and a signature sauce.


9 Secrets for Keeping Cold Food Fresh All Day Long

Keeping your potluck salads, sides and fresh vegetables cold during a picnic can be tricky. Here's how to keep even...


4 Pretty Table Linen Ideas for Picture-Perfect Parties

Set the right tone for your next party with these gorgeous table linen pairings.


The Most Important Thing You Can Do When Throwing a Block Party

Make new friends and get to know your neighbors by organizing a neighborhood party using these block party ideas


10 Spring Tablescapes to Wow Your Guests

You'll be an early candidate for "Host of the Year" with a stunning, spring-inspired table design.

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