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Gingerbread House Decorating Party

How to Host a Gingerbread House Party

November 23, 2014

A party that combines candy, cookies, cocktails, and creativity — is there a better recipe for holiday fun? You might think gingerbread parties are for kids, but I asked a group of grown-up friends to get together for a sugar-fueled afternoon of house-building, and it was a blast — laughing, getting messy, and snacking on…

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card sending party

A Holiday Card Writing Party

November 21, 2014

If you’re too busy to see your friends this holiday season and you haven’t mailed a single season’s greeting, take heart—and throw a Christmas card party! It’s a very merry way to catch up in person with local friends and keep the holiday card tradition alive with your long-distance loved ones. How it works Who: Invite four…

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Kick off the Holidays with a Tree-Trimming Party!

November 14, 2014

We love tree-trimming parties — there’s just something about joining in with friends and family to deck the halls together that makes you feel like you’re living in an old Christmas movie. And happily, there’s no definitive “right way” to throw one. Whether you’re inviting people to decorate a real tree, a faux tree, or even…

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Chipotle Beef Chili

Make it a Party: Host a Chili Cook-Off

October 26, 2014

Chili connoisseurs get pretty competitive about their preferred pot — and that can make for a really great get-together. Host a chili-cook-off and you’ll send one guest home with bragging rights, and all of them full and happy! This party is so ridiculously easy to host — and entertaining to attend — that it just may become an annual…

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girls night out

Make it a Party: Girls’ Night In

September 26, 2014

As time flies by and life gets busier and busier, you may not be able to hang with your girlfriends as much as you’d like. Instead of the typical Girls’ Night Out dinner or drinks, why not host a casual Girls’ Night In instead? You’ll get to let loose, really catch up with everyone (versus…

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