The holiday season is here, and that means plenty of parties, gatherings and festive dinners.
But with all the fun comes the stress of making sure you bring an appropriate hostess gift - should it be simple or splendid? Trinket or trifle? Small and thoughtful or fantastically fancy?
Striking the balance on bringing just the right gift can feel like a bit of a minefield. Fear not! We've got the complete guide to hostess gifts for every occasion:
Cocktail Party Guest
Nervous about throwing a cocktail party? Now you don't have to be!
As the author of This Girl Walks Into a Bar, I've detected several party pitfalls that are sure to wreck your event. So take note, steer clear, and learn from someone else's trial and error.
Here are seven major "don'ts" for any cocktail party hostess.
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, ladies! If you're throwing a big football watching party at your house, don't stress. Who better to give you advice for game day than some actual football wives? They ALL have experience wrangling the kids (and adults) during the game. Here are some tips from Rebecca Feely, wife of Arizona Cardinals Placekicker Jay Feely, Sherice Brown, wife of former Oakland Raider Tim Brown, and Ericka Lassiter, wife of former NFL safety Kwamie Lassiter:
Amp up the fun quotient at your next kids' party with creative party snacks. You do not need a caterer or major bucks to make a big splash with the food at a children's party. With children, presentation is key, so stick to simple ingredients and allow children to customize and create their own tasty recipes. Provide alternatives for children with food allergies and diet restrictions.
Going to a dinner party can be dull if you don't have a game plan beforehand, and especially if you aren't good at mingling. Before you go, try to find out who is going to be there and what the party's theme is, if any. Then try these tips. You'll have such a great time that you won't want to go home early.
Although we all love the idea of entertaining, as busy moms the reality of inviting people over for a meal can be anxiety provoking. Hosting a brunch is a great solution. It's a casual, low-stress gathering for catching up with close friends and family. The party we've put together ...