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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    15 Classic Rum Drinks You Need to Add to Your Repertoire

    Rum is for more than cruise ships and beach houses! Dust off your shakers and gather your limes, because these classic rum drinks are back on the scene in a big way.

    An Argument for a Kids’ Table at Thanksgiving

    Follow these tips to create a kids' table the entire family will thank you for.

    Here’s How Renting Can Make Your Thanksgiving Stress-Free

    Cut down on the stress of hosting a Thanksgiving feast by renting everything from chairs to cutlery.

    How to Make a Charcuterie Board Perfect for Any Party

    A perfectly arranged spread of meat, cheese, crackers and condiments is irresistible at any gathering. Here's everything you need to...

    11 Best Thanksgiving Traditions from Ree Drummond

    I rounded up some of the Pioneer Woman's best ideas for Thanksgiving. You can "borrow" a tradition to help make...

    Cheese Board Pairings to Take Your Spread to the Next Level

    Putting together a cheese board? Learn all about the types of cheese to choose, along with serving and pairing tips...

    20 Birthday Party Favor Ideas for Adults

    We found plenty of party favor ideas for adults that guests will love! Choose from homemade treats, drink gifts, succulent...

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    Simple & Fun Friendsgiving Party Ideas

    Friends are family, right? Celebrate the season with these come-as-you-are Friendsgiving ideas.

    How to Give a Great Thanksgiving Toast

    Before you start scooping the mashed potatoes, learn how to give a Thanksgiving toast that celebrates the season.

    13 Easy Food and Wine Pairing Ideas Everyone Should Know

    Looking for tips and tricks for food and wine pairing? Here's what you need to know! Jump right in and...

    How to Host a Small-Scale Family Thanksgiving Dinner

    Preparing a small family Thanksgiving dinner? We're sharing the best small-scale recipes and ways to celebrate.

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    The First-Timer’s Guide to Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

    Planning Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting. But with our Thanksgiving guide and a few checklists, you'll be set up for...

    Our Favorite Charcuterie Board Books to Inspire Your Next Soiree

    From cookbooks on tapas-inspired small plates to tabletop spreads, we compiled the best charcuterie board books in every category.

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    Your Holiday Handbook for Hosting Thanksgiving

    Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned pro, get all of our latest tips, tricks and recipes for hosting Thanksgiving.

    15 Types of Cocktail Glasses that Serious Mixologists Recommend

    Mixing up a drink? Serving it in the proper glass not only looks pretty, but it tastes better too! Experts...

    How to Host a Feast of the Seven Fishes

    Whether you're Italian through and through or simply love seafood (and holidays), use these ideas to host an unforgettable Feast...

    Your Guide to Using Cheese Knives Properly

    We compiled this guide to cheese knives to explain each knife’s specific capabilities so that you can choose the proper...

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    25 Ways to Bring Joy Home This Holiday Season

    ‘Tis the season to celebrate! Taste of Home worked with our friends at Reader's Digest and Family Handyman to deliver...

    Your Holiday Cleaning Schedule & Checklist

    Getting ready for the holidays? We put together the ultimate cleaning list. (And we even checked it twice.)

    How to Stock a Bar Cart for the Holidays

    Whether it's a chic bar cart or just a side table, the best holiday entertainers have their home bars well-stocked....

    Here’s How to Wrap Christmas Presents Like Santa’s Helper

    'Tis the season for gift giving. Learn how to wrap presents like a pro just in time for the holidays!

    The Best Gravy Boats of 2021

    Don't settle for bland and boring! Snag one of the best gravy boats on the market and wow your Thanksgiving...

    How to Make a Super Cozy Baked Potato Dinner Board

    Creative, shareable and totally delicious? Sounds like we'll be making baked potato boards on the regular!

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    How to Set a Table for Thanksgiving

    Follow our guide to how to set a table for Thanksgiving for your best holiday ever.

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    20 Fall Centerpieces for the Table That You Can DIY

    Get inspired by beautiful fall centerpieces in every style! Each one is easy to recreate, and will bring cozy autumn...

    50 Thanksgiving Decorations Perfect for the Holidays

    You'll be grateful for these beautiful Thanksgiving decorating ideas.

    44 Thanksgiving Table Ideas That Impress

    These Thanksgiving table ideas make it easy to feast in style.

    You Can Use a Twin Fitted Sheet as a Tablecloth and It’s a Genius Party Hack

    Save yourself a trip to the store by using this handy trick to make a twin fitted sheet tablecloth!

    How to Plan a Touchdown-Worthy Football Birthday Party

    You're sure to score extra points with football-shaped party foods and football party favors. Here are the football birthday party...

    25+ Birthday Party Games for Kids of All Ages

    A celebration isn't complete without one of these exciting birthday party games for kids. They're mighty fun for little players.