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 Make a “Nacho Table” to Share with Your Family

    It's a whole table covered in nachos—is there anything better?

    How to Throw an Epic Harry Potter Birthday Party

    You don't need to be a wizard to pull off the ultimate Harry Potter birthday party. Take a look at...

    The Perfect Bar Cart for Every Style

    Consider your hunt for the ideal bar cart over! We’ve rounded up our favorite bar carts for every style and...

    The Most Creative First Birthday Party Ideas

    Put together a fun and creative celebration the whole family will love with a few of these first birthday party...

    How to Throw a Pizza Party Birthday

    These pizza party ideas are fit for any little chef. Follow this party guide that's complete with a pizza-themed menu,...

    How to Throw a Soothing Spa Party for Kids

    Get your glam on with these spa party ideas. Bring on the nail polish, eye masks and glitter!

    How to Host a Breakfast Bowl Brunch

    We wish we could kick off every day with this buffet.

    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.

    How to Plan a Princess Birthday Party

    Bring on the castles, glitter and balloons! Here's how to plan a princess party fit for your little royal.

    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.

    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...

    How to Host a Wine Tasting—Even When You’re Staying In

    For your next virtual happy hour, try an online wine tasting. We'll show you how you can sample wines online...

    16 Things We Can’t Wait to Do When Quarantine Ends

    We're all sheltering in place and enjoying virtual visits with family and friends, but our staffers are thinking ahead...

    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 Host a Virtual Party That Will Boost Your Mood

    Don't put your social time on pause. Here's how to host a virtual party (and make it incredibly fun).

    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...

    11 Pretty Homemade Bridal Shower Favor Ideas

    Thoughtful gifts don't have to break the bank. These DIY bridal shower favor ideas are easy and beautiful ways to...

    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...

    13 March Madness Party Ideas—Plus Games to Keep Your Guests Entertained

    Kick off March Madness with the second most important event of the year: your party!

    What Exactly Are Bitters?

    Your bartender may add a few drops of bitters to your cocktail. What exactly is this flavor-enhancing ingredient?

    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...

    How to Be a Good Party Host

    Want to throw a great party? Be a good party host! Use our 10 tips for success.

    9 Recipes Inspired by This Year’s Best Picture Oscars Nominees

    It's officially awards season—and every movie buff knows that no viewing party is complete without award-winning food!

    The Best Mardi Gras Party Ideas for a Family-Friendly Bash

    Just because you're not in New Orleans doesn't mean you can't celebrate Fat Tuesday! Our Mardi Gras party ideas will...

    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...