planning-hero-balloons5 Entertaining doesn't have to be difficult -- or stressful, or taxing, or any other negative adjectives -- if strategies and tips are right at your fingertips. We've covered key concerns from creating an awesome guest list to avoiding common party disasters, so you can feel confident about party planning and hosting.


Sandra Lee's "Make A Splash" Pool Party

Host a refreshing pool party with these tips from Sandra Lee.

Top 5 Ways to Package Party Favors

These creative ways to package party favors make saying "thank you" even sweeter.
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Top 5 Ways to Personalize a Birthday

Personalize a birthday celebration with our clever tips.

Summer Evening Picnic Essentials

We rounded up everything you need for a fuss-free summer evening picnic with friends.
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DIY Deluxe Packaging for Party Favors

Make party favors extra special with pretty DIY packaging.

Sandra Lee's "Life's a Beach" Party

Make waves at this beach birthday party from Sandra Lee.

Get Your Summer Legs Party-Ready

Get set to show off your legs at summer soirees with tips from Jessica of DressJessXO.

Sandra Lee's "Candy Crush" Party

Have some sugary fun with Sandra Lee's "Candy Crush" party.
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DIY Favor Magnet Board

This DIY favor magnet board also makes a beautiful backdrop.

Patriotic Picnic Ideas

Get patriotic picnic ideas from this red-white-and-blue celebration from Poppy & Blush.

Top Girls' Night Beauty Fixes

These quick beauty fixes solve our top five beauty emergencies stat.

Girls' Night Invitation Ideas

Set the mood for your next girls' night with these Evite and Postmark invitations!
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Beachy Picnic Ideas

Check out these sensational summer picnic ideas from Poppy & Blush.
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Bachelorette Party Dos and Don'ts

Follow these top 10 bachelorette party dos and don'ts for an unforgettable bash for the bride-to-be.
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10 Simple Brunch Ideas

The weather is fine and the living is easy -- here's how to keep brunch that way, too.

Evite Summer Party Playlists

Summer just got hotter thanks to our smokin’ go-to music playlists for every warm-weather celebration. DJ Nahchey of Southern California’s Dash Entertainment put … Read More

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Dr. Harvey Karp gives his expert picks for great baby shower gifts.

Top 5 Baby Shower Games

These games take your average baby shower from humdrum to hilarious.

Party-Menu Planning Made Easy

Figure out what and how much food and drink to serve at a party -- we make it simple with this guide for five food-centric parties.

Top 10 Tips for Stress-Free Party Planning

Find out the top ten ways to prep for a party without blowing your cool -- after all, the best host is one who actually enjoys their own party.
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Top 5 Girls' Night Themes

Try one of these creative girls' night ideas for guaranteed fun with your gal pals!

Party Music 101

Set the tone for any party with the right music; tap into your inner DJ with these six tips.

Components of a Full Bar

From liquor to jigger, here's everything you need to set up a full bar at home.

VIDEO: Girls' Night Glitter Tattoos

Glam it up for a big girl's night out with our glitter tattoo how-to!

Top 5 Bachelorette Party Games

Check out these bachelorette party games for plenty of girly fun!
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Girls' Night Out Style

Get inspired for a seriously stylish girls' night out with these fun fashion and beauty must-haves.