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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The Best St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

You're in luck! From authentic Irish food to ideas for decor, here are the best St. Patrick's Day party ideas.

19 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Decoration Ideas

You don't need to pay pots of gold on St. Patty's Day decorations. Get crafty and make these simple St....


34 Easter Gifts for Adults

Whether you're shopping for a parent, sibling, spouse or best friend, these ideas for Easter gifts will help you think...


How to Host a Chili Cook-Off

With the help of this guide, your chili cook off will go off without a hitch. Invite each member of...


10 Lucky Foods for Your Chinese New Year Feast

These lucky Chinese New Year foods are said to help bring good fortune—here's a guide to their symbolic meanings.

How to Make a Build-Your-Own Taco Board Everyone Will Love

Make taco night even better with this build-your-own taco board piled high with salsa, cheese, carnitas, crunchy shells and so...


How to Order Christmas Dinner Delivered Right to Your Door

You don't have to lift a finger or leave home—and everyone will think it's homemade.

18 Host and Hostess Gifts (That Aren’t a Bottle of Wine)

It's always a good idea to bring a gift to the host or hostess of a party. Check out these...


Grab Your Family and Play This Easy Christmas Game to Win All Kinds of Prizes

This easy Christmas game is fun to set up and even more fun to win. You can count us in!


How to Make a Showstopper Chocolate Board

Why leave all the charcuterie fun to meat and cheese? This chocolate charcuterie board will fulfill a sweet tooth's wildest...


How to Make a Charcuterie Board Perfect for Any Party

A perfectly arranged spread of meat, cheese, crackers and condiments is irresistible at any gathering. Here's everything you need to...

Cheese Board Pairings to Take Your Spread to the Next Level

Putting together a cheese board? Learn all about the types of cheese to choose, along with serving and pairing tips...


How to Give a Great Thanksgiving Toast

Before you start scooping the mashed potatoes, learn how to give a Thanksgiving toast that celebrates the season.


Our Favorite Charcuterie Board Books to Inspire Your Next Soiree

From cookbooks on tapas-inspired small plates to tabletop spreads, we compiled the best charcuterie board books in every category.


15 Types of Cocktail Glasses that Serious Mixologists Recommend

Mixing up a drink? Serving it in the proper glass not only looks pretty, but it tastes better too! Experts...


Your Guide to Using Cheese Knives Properly

We compiled this guide to cheese knives to explain each knife’s specific capabilities so that you can choose the proper...

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25 Ways to Bring Joy Home This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to celebrate! Taste of Home worked with our friends at Reader's Digest and Family Handyman to deliver...


The Best Gravy Boats of 2021

Don't settle for bland and boring! Snag one of the best gravy boats on the market and wow your Thanksgiving...


How to Make a Super Cozy Baked Potato Dinner Board

Creative, shareable and totally delicious? Sounds like we'll be making baked potato boards on the regular!


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How to Set a Table for Thanksgiving

Follow our guide to how to set a table for Thanksgiving for your best holiday ever.


20 Fall Centerpieces for the Table That You Can DIY

Get inspired by beautiful fall centerpieces in every style! Each one is easy to recreate, and will bring cozy autumn...


You Can Use a Twin Fitted Sheet as a Tablecloth and It’s a Genius Party Hack

Save yourself a trip to the store by using this handy trick to make a twin fitted sheet tablecloth!


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.


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...

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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...


The Prettiest Spring Cocktails You Can Make

It's the season for fresh flowers, bright berries and sunny skies—and stunning spring cocktails! Here are some of the...


6 Easter Basket Ideas

Treat every person in the family to a gift that's designed just for their personality. Best part? These Easter...


How to Throw a Summery Snow Cone Party

The possibilities are endless—and sometimes boozy—with this perfect icy snack. Here's everything you need to throw a snow cone party.