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6 Hacks That Make Halloween Party Planning Less Scary

October 07, 2016

Planning an epic Halloween party shouldn’t scare you to death. These six time- and stress-saving hacks are like little pieces of heaven. Try them and rejoice in a job well done way sooner than you thought. To Avoid Decoration Fatigue … Focus on totally spooking out one area of your home, like your mantle or dining table,…

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How to Throw a Chic Halloween Party

October 03, 2016

You probably don’t think of Halloween as an “elegant” holiday, but that is precisely why you should try to make it one. It’s not that tricky at all. The treat—for you and your guests—is pulling it off successfully. Here’s how: Choose a Posh Party Theme Compared to a movie genre, you’re hosting a suspense or…

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How to Host a Real-Life Gathering for Online Friends

September 23, 2016

You’re close with people in your Facebook group. You’ve traded cooking techniques; offered congratulations for weddings, babies, and anniversaries; and commiserated about personal struggles. But you haven’t met IRL—in real life—yet. Hosting an IRL gathering for your online friends can actually strengthen your sense of community. It’s an opportunity to authenticate your bond. Here’s how…

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How to Plan a Block Party Without Stressing Out

July 01, 2016

What time-honored summer tradition corrals a neighborhood better than a block party? You meet new neighbors, catch up with old ones, and just have fun. With our easy tips, you can plan a stress-free block party that goes off without a hitch. Do: Recruit neighbors with useful skills. You’ll need someone artistic to make up…

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Entertain With Ease: Get Set for Outdoor Parties

June 04, 2016

One of the best things about the arrival of warm weather is being able to spend time outside. When it comes to entertaining, your outdoor space is the equivalent of gaining an extra room! Whether you have a tiny balcony or full backyard kitchen, it’s a great idea to give your outdoor space a thorough,…

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