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Outdoor

Everything You Need To Host A Pool Party This Summer

Assistant design editor Jennifer Koper shares her top picks for poolside entertaining.  If you’re lucky enough to have a pool in your backyard, we’ll know where to find you on summer weekends — not to mention your family and friends! So why not prep your outdoor space for entertaining with some…

Recipes

The Classic Steak

Flank doesn’t have a lot of marbling, so a great marinade is a must if you’re going for tender perfection.

Kitchens

How To Create The Ultimate Entertaining Space

Plenty of seating and ample storage is the secret!

Makeovers

A Stylish City Backyard Fit For Entertaining

Get your backyard ready for the first party of the season!

Entertaining

H&H Editors’ Hilarious Dinner Party Fails, Revealed!

To make your next dinner party one to remember (for all the right reasons), you’ll need a few key ingredients: good food, great friends, and sound advice from hosts who’ve been there before. Here, our editors share a few of their own cautionary tales and best advice for entertaining.

Decorating & Design

Valerie Bertinelli’s Tips To Hosting Easter Brunch

Valerie Bertinelli, the sitcom star turned Food Network host, says that brunch is the bubble bath of meals — a luxurious meal reserved for when you have time to enjoy it. She recommends treating your guests to a menu that is indulgent and invites them to linger. Here are her tips…

DIY Projects

Easy DIY: New Year’s Eve Photo Booth

Assistant design editor Jennifer Koper shares how to make a DIY photo booth for New Year’s Eve.  I throw a number of parties over the holidays, but the one everyone loves most is my New Year’s Eve party. Last year I created a photo booth and it was a total hit. It kept people busy and moving…

Entertaining

Editors’ Advice: 5 Easy Entertaining Tips And Tricks

Get our design editors' tips for stress-free hosting this holiday season.

Decorating & Design

How To Stock Your Bar Cart

Get design editor Lauren Petroff's tips for a well-stocked and stylish home bar.

Entertaining

5 Stylish Ways To Fold Your Napkins

How to fold 5 different designs for your table.

Decorating & Design

How To Style Your Home Bar

The bar is often the hub of a party, so it’s important that it looks the part. Whether you transform your console into a drinks station or mix martinis from a brass cart, here are 8 ideas for a stylish home bar.

Recipes

10 Best Hors d’Oeuvres For Holiday Parties

These bite-sized recipes are guaranteed crowd-pleasers!

Entertaining

Sarah Richardson’s Favorite Hostess Gifts

See the designer's top hostess gifts to give and get!

Entertaining

Easy Entertaining: Lynda Reeves’ Perfect BBQ

Get our publisher's tips on hosting the perfect summer BBQ.

Decorating & Design

Ask A Designer: Dining Room For Entertaining

How to update a drab space.