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How to Host a Glamping Party

July 23, 2015

A global trend that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation has taken off in recent years. It’s called “glamping” — a fusion of glamour and camping. When you’re glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build. Why not host a glamping party for your friends…

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Don’t Need But Want: Farm-to-Table Essentials

June 26, 2015

I have daydreams of throwing outdoor dinner parties that would make Martha Stewart drool. But since my abode lacks a backyard and I can barely boil water, I don’t think I’ll be hosting anytime soon. That said, I can still covet these super cute farm-to-table essentials: Flatware Caddy   Skip the proper table setting and…

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7 Steps to a Totally Unique Table Setting

June 25, 2015

Half the fun of ordering dinner at a special restaurant is the presentation and atmosphere. If the dinner table looks Instagram-worthy, the food is going to taste a little bit more delicious. The same goes for your own dinner party. A unique table setting can make dinner feel warmer, one-of-a-kind, and festive. So, move over,…

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Make It a Party: Summer Solstice

June 08, 2015

Longer days and a return to warm weather provide the perfect excuse to host an outdoor cocktail party. Why not take it a step further and celebrate the summer solstice with a fun nod to tradition? A millennia-old, pagan-originated custom, “Midsommar Eve,” marks the start of summer and the longest day of the year —…

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Host a Party Your Graduate Won’t Forget

June 04, 2015

After years of studying for algebra tests, building science fair dioramas, and carrying heavy history books, your student has finally made it to graduation day. It’s a stressful time full of “what’s next?” questions, but it’s also an exciting milestone. Make it a day that your graduate will always remember with a special celebration. Need…

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5 Tips for Outdoor Parties that WOW!

May 21, 2015

Outdoor parties are perfect for entertaining friends, so long as you don’t settle for ho-hum gatherings. Just ask New York-based entertaining expert Mark Addison, who is known for combining unique design with creative cocktails and cuisine. Addison has a gift for turning ordinary get-togethers into WOW events — and having fun while doing it. “It’s…

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Make it a Party: Ides of March

March 06, 2015

Even though the Ides of March didn’t work out so well for Julius Caesar, around here at Above & Beyond we say it’s a good excuse to throw a party with a Roman-themed feast. How It Works What: Gather friends to veni, vidi, vici their way through the night in all their toga-rific glory. Our Ides of…

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