Holiday Entertaining

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Wine and Cheese
This time of year, many of us are starting to think about what our New Year's resolutions should be, once all the fun of the holidays is done. Promising ourselves  to shed those last 10 pounds, vowing to finally clean out that dumping ground of a hall closet, or just resolving to call home more often — all these are admirable. But have you thought...
10 Kid-Friendly Easter Treats
  With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to think about how to make it fun for the kids in the family. Whether you're planning for your own children or a big group, it’s time to kick that classic Easter egg hunt to the curb and make this holiday really creative. In the blogosphere, there are tons of moms doing just that — modernizing...
Thanksgiving Jelly Shots for Kids and Grown-Ups
There’s all sorts of nice things you’ll be setting on your kitchen table this Thanksgiving. You’ll be placing your golden brown turkey. A nice pot of gravy. A mound of hot mashed potatoes. And, then there’s that Jell-O mold. [slideshow: Jell-O molds are coming back into tres chic style, and why not? Ever since the advent of the alchohol-studded...
15 Worst Holiday Party Fouls
It’s a familiar scene: Uncle Jack had two too many ‘nogs and somehow fell into the tree and knocked it off its base, and Ms. Loose-Lips divulged the truth about Santa to the kids. But getting in the holiday spirit doesn’t have to mean becoming mulled like a fine spiced wine. Click here to see the 15 Worst Holiday Party Fouls Slideshow. Getting...
What to Bring Your Hosts This Holiday Season
Whether you’re in need of a gift for that food-loving friend of yours, or are spending the holidays with your in-laws who never cease to amaze you with their encyclopedic knowledge of food and restaurants, figuring out just what to bring can be an exhausting exercise in and of itself.[slideshow: This year, we’re here to help, with this list of 12...
20 Easy Holiday Party Ideas
"Not another ugly Christmas sweater party," you think. After all, you’ve thrown it for the past three years. If this sounds like you, you may be experiencing pre-holiday season party fatigue. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to inject new life into your annual Christmas-Hanukkah-Dress-Up-Like-Santa fiesta and host an unforgettable party that won...

Gifts

You would be surprised how every items - many of which you can find in your own back yard - can create the perfect holiday table, and one that the family and friends will remember for a lifetime.

Here’s how you can create a unique and gorgeous holiday table with unexpected and everyday items that will literally WOW your guests:

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We’ve shared her holiday entertaining tips and now HGTV host and Target Home Expert Sabrina Soto is talking about ambiance. 

Sure, the hardest part of entertaining is the prep work and the cooking, but creating a gorgeous table and an inviting atmosphere is very important — especially during the holidays. There are so...

Chicken Skewers

Picture us, the authors of Big Girls, Small Kitchen, at age twelve or thirteen.

Growing up in New York City, every weekend played host to at least one bar or bat mitzvah. And where would you have found the young quarter-life cooks at these weekly events...

5 Party Ideas to Extend the Holiday Spirit

After Santa has come and gone, and the presents have all been opened, there can be a bit of a letdown. Too much time with family can be draining, and the thought of taking down all the holiday decorations, from the lights outside to the tree, can be extremely depressing. Here's a little party prescription to cure those blues — a low-key get-...