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How to Close Out Summer with a Memorable Lobster Feast

This article is brought to you by our friends at Stella Artois. If you’ve finally recovered from the dog days of summer and are trying to plan one last hurrah

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9 Reasons Sangria Should Be the Star of Your Labor Day Party

When it comes to celebrations, sangria is a gift to hosts and guests. For guests, it’s the joy of freshness and flavor. For hosts, sangria’s greatest gift is ease. So

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These Outdoor Entertaining Hacks Will Help You Keep Your Cool This Summer

These summer party tips, tricks, and hacks will help make outdoor entertaining from the 4th of July through Labor Day a pleasure for you and your guests. Summer exerts a

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How to Pull Off a Perfect Picnic Indoors

An indoor picnic is a lot of fun, and sometimes a necessity due to inclement weather or other factors—so here are our favorite indoor picnic food ideas, tips, and tricks.

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Celebrate Christmas in July With These Festive Recipes

It’s late July and a lot of us are just plain sick of summer. Just one step into the scorching humidity and we instantly melt into gross puddles of sweat.

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Host the Summer Brunch of Your Dreams

All this summer sunshine begs to be celebrated with a charming brunch instead of just dinner parties (no offense). Give in to the light, and create a dreamy summer brunch

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12 Entertaining Tips for Elevating Your 4th of July BBQ

Try these 12 easy entertaining tips for elevating your 4th of July party to the best bash of the summer. This year marks the 243rd anniversary of the Declaration of

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How to Build the Ultimate Ice Cream Sundae Bar

If you’re stumped on which dessert to serve at your next summer party, consider setting up an ice cream sundae bar. Ice cream is exactly what most people want when

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Tips for Hosting the Perfect Weekend Brunch from Designer Jonathan Adler

Brunch gets a bad rap sometimes, but it’s kind of the perfect weekend gathering to host (or attend). Less formal than a dinner party, and more freedom for guests since they can

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All the Gear You Need for a 4th of July Table Ina Would be Proud Of

Store. Bought. Is. Fine. Who knows if Ina Garten really means it when those words slide almost passive aggressively off of her tongue every episode of her beloved Food Network

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Don’t Let a Lack of Outdoor Space Stop You From Entertaining This Summer

What says summer more than barbecuing? (Hint: pretty much nothing.) Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have expansive and Pinterest-worthy backyards to host our nearest and dearest

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How to Throw a Cocktail Party on a Budget

You can throw a cocktail party that breaks the bank or one that leaves you able to pay the rent and the bills (and happy to wake up in your

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How to Host a Last-Minute Dinner Party

Do you want to be the kind of person who throws spur-of-the-moment dinner parties that are totally fabulous? We’ll let you in on a few little secrets to pulling it

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Throw an Italian Aperitivo That Will Put Summer Happy Hours to Shame

The tradition of Italian aperitivo is, by its very nature, a civilized affair. Drinks are light, lively, and low in alcohol. Snacks are simple, artful, and typically nibbly bites intended

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19 Memorial Day Hacks from Your Favorite Famous Chefs

Memorial Day is almost upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking about firing up the grill for the first official cookout of summer. These tips and tricks from

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Don’t Let Bugs Creep on Your Party: These Easy Tips Keep Them Away

So you’re hosting a summer party and you’re ready to surround yourself with best friends and some pretty awesome food. While everything is coming together perfectly, there is one pretty

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Sweet Rules for Pairing Wine with Dessert

After a good meal, there is seemingly nothing sweeter than a good dessert. But pairing a sweet treat with a complementary bottle of wine is the epitome of saving the

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Two Masters of Mexican Share Secrets for Hosting a Cool Cinco de Mayo Bash

Mexican food is easily one of the three or four most beloved international cuisines. Simple, fresh ingredients, bright flavors, and accessibility; what’s not to love? Mexican cuisine is just as

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How to Throw a Mexican Street Food-Inspired Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

We all know Cinco de Mayo is all about the food. I don’t feel bad saying so–the holiday commemorates the Mexican Army’s unexpected victory over France in the battle of

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How to Pull Off the Perfect Breakfast in Bed for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show appreciation for that special maternal figure in your life, be it your actual mom, your children’s mom, or even your partner who

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Thoroughbred Dishes and Cocktails for Kentucky Derby Day

Ponies race, you eat.

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