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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    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.

    44 Thanksgiving Table Ideas That Impress

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

    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.

    Plan a Bang-up 4th of July Fireworks Party

    Oh, my stars! Set out this fun, festive spread to watch fireworks, and you just might forget to look up.

    15 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 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...

    15 Essentials for Outdoor Entertaining in Winter

    You can comfortably gather outdoors even when the temperature starts to drop. Here are some expert recommendations to keep you...

    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...

    How to Host a Small Christmas This Year

    Planning for a small Christmas celebration? We're sharing small-scale recipes and holiday activity ideas the whole family will love.

    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?

    12 Adult Birthday Party Ideas

    Growing up and moving past the days of princess-themed birthday parties doesn't mean the excitement of celebrating a birthday is...

    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.

    The Easy Baked Potato Bar Your Weeknight Needs

    We're breaking down how to make a baked potato bar that your family will eat right up: from how to...

    Here’s How to Make Your Thanksgiving Safe in 2020, According to the CDC

    Here's a closer look at how to host Thanksgiving safely.

    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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    How to Host a Golden Girls-Themed Birthday Party

    Throw a bash that would make Blanche proud! Check out how you can host your own Golden Girls party—cheesecake included.

    12 Fun-Filled Party Favor Ideas for Kids

    It's time to get your party on! Here are some of our favorite party favor ideas for kids.

    The Best Movie Birthday Party Ideas

    Grab your popcorn! Here's a list of movie birthday party ideas fit for a star.

    20 Birthday Party Favor Ideas for Adults

    We found plenty of party favor ideas for adults that guests will love!

    How to Throw a Tropical Pool Birthday Party

    Make a splash with your next birthday by throwing a tropical-themed pool party! We’ll help you get started with pool...

    How to Make a “Nacho Table” to Share with Your Family

    It's a whole table covered in nachos—is there anything better?