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These Glamorous At-Home Bars Will Elevate Your Cocktail Hour

These days the hottest place to hang out on a Saturday night is your own home!


7 Restaurant-Worthy Recipes For Your Next Cocktail Party

Restauranteurs Sarah Keenlyside and Brandon Olsen invite you inside their stylish soirée.


15 Style Ideas For A Fashionable Festive Gathering

Time to eat, drink and be merry!


5 Holiday Dinner Party Tips From Designer Elle Patille

Designer Elle Patille and her husband Mo Vikrant take every opportunity to open their home to friends and family throughout the holiday season. She tells us a few of her go-to entertaining strategies for a memorable soirée.


How To Have A Stress-Free Holiday Soirée

With Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve and every gift exchange and get-together in between, we’re here to help with shortcuts and great ideas to make your holiday hosting a breeze.


Get Top Entertaining Tips From The House & Home Archives

Step inside the dinner parties of some of the food industry's best and brightest.


How Lynda Reeves Decorates For The Holidays

Steal her best festive tips and tricks!


Lynda Reeves’ Best Tips For Entertaining With Ease

This article originally appeared in the December 2018 issue of House & Home My favorite way to host is always a dinner party. It’s the most relaxed and personal way to entertain, and if you develop a system for being organized, you can actually enjoy yourself and your guests. Here are…


5 Entertaining Tips From Drake’s Event Planner Catriona Smart

How do you plan a party for 1,000 guests in less than a week? If you’re Catriona Smart, and the client is Drake, you take a deep breath, make some calls and come up with something never seen before. But, she’s happy to play host at home, too. In…


Make Entertaining Easy With Devin Connell’s Recipes & Tips

See inside her laid-back family home!


How To Cook Like A Pro With Ina Garten

After 24 seasons of decadent dining in East Hampton, the Barefoot Contessa is back — and she’s looking to stir things up. In her new Food Network show Cook Like A Pro, Ina Garten is all smiles as she teaches fans her tricks of the trade. “People email me the craziest questions,” Ina told…


Mark McEwan’s New Year’s Eve Entertaining Tips

Food editor Kristen Eppich chats with chef Mark McEwan about hosting on New Year’s Eve. For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be spending New Year’s Eve at Mark McEwan’s party this year, we may as well benefit from his hosting and entertaining tips. Here’s what I picked…

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8 Ways To Get Your Home Holiday Party-Ready

Whether it’s an intimate dinner or a lively soirée, here are your top picks for throwing a memorable party this season.

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Eddie Ross’s Tips on Decorating With Vintage Finds

Get the design aficionado's expert tips on adding vintage treasures to your home!

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Pretty Party Favours

3 steps to creating sweet parting gifts.