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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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!


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How to Throw an Easy Halloween Party

Grab your besties and broomsticks, this easy bash comes together with a swish and flick of a wand. Get our...


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!


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...


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 Host a Soup Exchange

Curious about a soup exchange? We'll walk you through every step of the hosting process.


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.


The Notch in Cake Forks Serves a Purpose—Here’s What It’s For

There's a right way to use those forks with the chipped tine—it's not just for decoration.

How to Host a Bonfire Party

A backyard bonfire party, complete with snacks, fireworks and friends, is roaring good fun on a summer night.


How to Throw a Surprise Birthday Party

Want to keep things hush-hush? This is how to throw a surprise birthday party—and keep the secret under wraps.


13 Items You Need for a Beachy Christmas

Throwing a Christmas in July party? Or maybe you're celebrating December 25th poolside? Either way, make sure you snag these...


How to Make a Pitcher of Margaritas

When the warm weather rolls around, treat yourself and a few friends to a tasty pitcher of margaritas.


How to Host an Epic Christmas in July Party

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say! Learn how to celebrate this summer with a Christmas in July party
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12 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day This Year

Even if you're social distancing, you can still celebrate the most important lady in your life with these fun Mother's...


How to Make a Pinata at Home

You don't have to be elbow-deep in papier-mache goo to DIY a pinata. We'll show you to make a pinata...


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The Cutest Cupcake Toppers and Liners You Can Buy

Transform plain ol' cupcakes into show-stopping treats! From mermaid fins to dino bones, we have cupcake toppers and liners for...


How to Plan a Superhero Birthday Party

Crash! Boom! Pow! The call to save the day has been received—and it's time to celebrate with a superhero birthday...

18 Things Polite People Don’t Do on Thanksgiving

Etiquette experts agree that Thanksgiving is most enjoyable if people are polite. Here's what polite hosts and guests shouldn’t do...


What Thanksgiving Could Look Like This Year

Thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, Turkey Day gatherings—and even the birds themselves—may be a little smaller in 2020.


Secrets to a Successful Thanksgiving, According to Taste of Home Staffers

Take it from our culinary crew and experienced editors: There are ways to make prepping and hosting Thanksgiving easier than...


This Is the One Thing You’re Forgetting to Bring to Thanksgiving

Hostess gifts and stretchy pants are of course a must; but are you forgetting this one very important thing?


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How to Fold a Napkin 8 Easy Ways

Add a special touch to your dinner table with these napkin folding ideas. You don't need anything fancy to get...


GroupWatch Is the New Disney+ Feature That Lets You Watch with Your Friends

Indulging in your favorite nostalgic flicks is even better with friends and Disney+ GroupWatch.

10 DIY Photo Booth Ideas You’ll Want a Selfie With

Want to make your party a memorable event? This list of DIY photo booth ideas will inspire your guests to...


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What’s Your Thanksgiving Style?

Plan your Thanksgiving around one of our fun themes!


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Simply Beautiful Thanksgiving Ideas

Less is more with these beautifully modern Thanksgiving dinner ideas you'll want to use this year.


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Rustic & Chic Country Thanksgiving Ideas

Celebrate the season with a country Thanksgiving. This homey theme gives life on the farm a modern meaning.


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Bright & Bold Bohemian Thanksgiving Ideas

Celebrate the season with an adventurous theme. Our bohemian Thanksgiving ideas show you how to plan an unconventional gathering.


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Traditional Thanksgiving Ideas

Dreaming of a holiday that looks like it stepped out from a Norman Rockwell painting? Try these traditional Thanksgiving ideas.