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Entertaining is, in a word, stressful. Sure, it’s usually fun and worth it in the long run but the initial planning and running around trying to...

Planning Your Party

This may sound ridiculous to some, but partying isn’t easy, especially for a host or hostess. Putting on a party is a lot to take on, and it's an...


The Basics

If you've recently purchased some new luxury real estate, throw a house warming party, or even if you want to organize a fun celebration to commemorate...


Setting the Scene

Setting the table
There are lots of ways to set a dinner table and the setup really depends on how fancy-schmancy you want to be. Unless you’re regularly entertaining the...


Party TIme

As we try to get over the "hump" of our week, we can’t help but notice that our monthly calendar is jam-packed with holiday dinners and parties...



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Want to party like the Germans without dropping some serious euros? You don't have to travel all the way to Munich to partake in the festivities. Dust off your beer steins (ahem, krugs) pick up...
Summer is a great season, but let’s face it: it is exhausting. From running the kids to day camp to being exposed to hot, hot heat, it can all be a little draining. That isn’t to say that...
Outdoor Wine Party | Hosting Tips | Wine
The only thing better than enjoying a chilled glass of crisp wine in the summer sun is enjoying it with your friends. It’s easy to open your home, your patio, your backyard, or even your 2-foot...
As the Academy Awards quickly approaches and awards season comes to a close, there is only one way to celebrate and that’s in style. If you’re anything like us here at The Daily Meal,...
Any Oscars party would be a hit with simply a red carpet drinking game and a bottle of bubbly, but we’re better than that — creative and original is the way to go. Luckily, we have...
Hosting your first wine tasting is a rite of passage for wine enthusiasts. It’s up there with learning how to spit. First, it helps to have a theme, like Bargain Bordeaux, Aromatic Whites,...
In the fall and winter months, things sometimes tend to get heavier: your clothes, your waistline, and the dishes that you indulge in.  While we’re excited about roasts, stews, and Crock-...
10 Party-Going Tips for Dieters
With offerings like baked brie and champagne during cocktail hour and red wine-braised short ribs and cheesy potato gratin at dinner, the willpower to stick to your diet often flies out the window as...


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