Entertaining At Home
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5 Tips I Wish I'd Known Before Hosting My First Yom Kippur Break FastLiving
I’ve lived, learned, and called in the pros for the ins and outs of hosting that I wish I knew the first time I hosted a Yom Kippur celebration in my home.
Sep 16, 2021
7 Inflatable Hot Tubs That’ll Help Extend Outdoor Fun Well Into FallLiving
Because fun outdoors doesn't have to end when summer does.
Aug 27, 2021
How to Host the Ultimate End-of-Summer Party, According to ExpertsLiving
Fall's on the way, but you can still gather for one last long day and warm night.
Aug 26, 2021
The Splurgy Costco Find I Always Buy for Myself Whenever It's in StockLiving
Even better: I save $20 in the process!
Aug 6, 2021
15 Bar Cart Essentials for Creating Perfect Cocktails at HomeLiving
Because everyone deserves a bar cart Don Draper would be proud of.
Jul 20, 2021
6 Outdoor Party Activities You (and Your Guests) Haven't Tried Yet Living
Make the most of the warm summer nights.
Jul 7, 2021
The Smart Way the British Royal Family Folds Table Napkins (That Will Make You Look Fancy, Too)Living
The royal family has a specific and interesting code on table napkin use.
Jul 7, 2021
These Bright Fiesta Mixing Bowls are Perfect for Serving and Storing — and on Major SaleNews
I'm obsessed with the bright orange three-quart one!
Jun 10, 2021
Nat Geo’s New Summer Series Wants to Empower Kids to Protect the PlanetLiving
National Geographic's Planet Possible Family Challenge consists of DIY projects, prompts and activities, and kid-friendly tips on how to protect the planet.
Jun 6, 2021
6 Things That Will Take Any At-Home Brunch to the Next LevelLiving
According to entertaining experts.
Jun 6, 2021
12 of Our Favorite Summer Hostess Gifts That Aren’t a Bottle of RoséStyle
We can't promise you won't pick up some of these for yourself.
Jun 4, 2021
6 Affordable Ways to Celebrate a Major Life Milestone at Home Living
You don't need to spend a ton of money to mark the occasion.
May 26, 2021
The Only Thing You Need to Clean When You Finally Have People OverOrganize & Clean
A lived-in home should never be a reason not to welcome loved ones back into your personal space. But there's one way to honor guests that I'd surely never want to let slip.
May 19, 2021
JIGGY and Anthropologie Debut Joyful New Puzzle CollaborationNews
The limited-edition designs will ship out in June.
May 16, 2021
Shea McGee Will Host a Virtual Course on How to Design Thoughtful SpacesNews
"Designed to Host" will take place on April 28.
Apr 24, 2021
Instagram Star Dude With Sign Has an Official Cardboard Game NowNews
The Dude With Sign Cardboard Game is available exclusively at Target.
Apr 17, 2021
Cue Evil Patrick: A SpongeBob Meme Edition of Monopoly ExistsNews
Memes include Mocking SpongeBob, Handsome Squidward, and "No, this is Patrick!"
Apr 4, 2021
7 Ways to Make Your Second Pandemic Birthday Less of a BummerLiving
Zoom invite not required.
Apr 4, 2021
Pizza, Plus this Kitchen Accessory, Will Get Everyone In On CleanupOrganize & Clean
Pizza toppings are one of life’s greatest debates, but what everyone can agree on is that the cleanup is never as fun as the eating part.
Mar 5, 2021
This Limited-Edition Care Bears Monopoly Will Take You Back to Your ChildhoodNews
Return to the magical land of Care-a-Lot with Monopoly: Care Bears.
Feb 14, 2021
7 Last-Minute Date Night Ideas Anyone Can Pull OffLiving
Just in case you forgot to plan something in advance...
Feb 12, 2021
January Is the Best Time to Get Your Home Organized—But I’m Doing One Thing Differently This Year
January Cure
If the new year is your cue to begin tidying up, you still need another incentive to finish the job.
Jan 14, 2021
5 Smart Tips for Anyone Doing Dry January, According to MixologistsLiving
Making mocktails isn't always the answer.
Jan 9, 2021
How to Have a Still-Very-Festive New Year’s Eve Celebration at HomeLiving
Whether you’ll be counting down to 2021 with the person or people you live with or going it solo, we promise you can still make it a celebratory evening.
Dec 26, 2020
12 Tips for an (Actually!) Fun Virtual Holiday PartyLiving
With the right pre-planning (and the right party-ready attitude), you can make this year’s virtual celebration just as fun and memorable as past holiday get-togethers.
Dec 15, 2020
12 ’90s-Themed Board Games That Are Totally RadLiving
Trust us, these games are the bomb dot com.
Dec 11, 2020
'Tis the Season: Costco’s Legendary Wine Advent Calendar Is Back in Stores!Living
It popped up early this year for a little extra cheer.
Nov 27, 2020
6 Holiday Games, Activities, and Challenges You Can Totally Do RemotelyLiving
Okay, true, not all holiday activities are pandemic-possible this year. But if you’re looking for joyful and safe ways to eat, drink, and be merry through the end of December, we’ve got that covered.
Nov 16, 2020
There’s One (Free) Thing at The Top of My Wish List This Year—And It’s a Gift I’m Giving Myself
Holiday Cure
I am issuing a decree that every single person reading this needs to do something selfish this year.
Nov 11, 2020
6 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Cleaning Wine GlassesOrganize & Clean
We asked Maximilian Riedel, 11th generation CEO and president of glassware company Riedel, to de-bunk several wine-glass-cleaning myths.
Nov 10, 2020
Grab This Trusted $10 Cleaner Now—Because Stores Sell Out for the HolidaysOrganize & Clean
“We can’t keep this stuff on the shelves around Thanksgiving and Christmas,” the grocery manager told me.
Nov 1, 2020
9 Tricks to Make Eating in Every Night Feel More SpecialLiving
Eating at home again? Restaurant experts share their best tricks to make yet another meal in your dinner room feel more exciting.
Oct 30, 2020
This Brilliant Hack Adds a Shelf’s Worth of Space to Your FridgeOrganize & Clean
Thanksgiving is tough on your fridge space. That's why I'm particularly proud of this hack that I figured out, all by myself, a few years ago.
Oct 15, 2020
5 Ways to Host a Perfectly Spooky, Socially-Distant Halloween PartyLiving
Costumes are definitely encouraged.
Oct 6, 2020
13 Surprising Things Alexa Can Help You DoLiving
If you have a virtual assistant, chances are you've only just begun to scratch the surface of functionality. To help you get the most out of your device, we've rounded up more than a dozen lesser-known features of Amazon's Alexa.
Oct 4, 2020
Everything the CDC Wants You to Know About Celebrating Halloween SafelyLiving
Save the trick-or-treating for next year.
Sep 28, 2020
9 Party Products to Make Your Zoom Call Feel More Like a Special OccasionStyle
Digital party decor is definitely doable.
Apr 30, 2020
30 (Mostly Free) Things to Do When You’re Bored at HomeLiving
Before you let your lethargy get the best of you, remember that boredom is a choice, not a sentence.
Mar 21, 2020
99 Fun Things to Do to Celebrate Leap DayLiving
Don't let this special day pass you by without making something of it.
Feb 29, 2020
A Last-Minute Guide to Super Bowl EntertainingLiving
If you're reading this, it's not too late to get your act together and put something, anything together for the big game day.
Feb 1, 2020
My No-Fail Trick to Getting Your Home Uncluttered and Clean
January Cure
I have heard it put into practice by countless friends, family and coworkers, and I used this method to success at least a dozen times last year.
Jan 16, 2020
4 “Just in Case” Entertaining Pieces Nobody Should Be Storing in Their KitchensOrganize & Clean
Free up some space by decluttering your collection of servingware while it's in rotation for the holidays.
Dec 13, 2019
Why These Wine Experts Say the Kitchen Counter is the Worst Place to Store WineLiving
In fact, get it out of the kitchen entirely.
Dec 10, 2019
7 Things The Best Overnight Guests Always Do, Every Time They Stay OverLiving
Being mindful goes a long way in avoiding friction and keeping generous hosts happy.
Dec 8, 2019
Experts Pick the Very Best Board Games for Families, Adults, Couples, or Anyone!Living
Whether you’re planning a game night in your home or you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day, look no further than these expert-picked favorites, curated by category to simplify the process.
Nov 26, 2019
31 Things a Great Host Will Think About Before Having Overnight Guests
While not every one of these think-ahead items applies to every home or every overnight guest scenario, these are some of the kinds of things a great host thinks about long before the doorbell rings.
Nov 24, 2019
These Are the Only 3 Things You Need to Host a Lazy Party
Easy Untertaining
If you, like me, love hanging out with people but are hopelessly lazy about planning get-togethers at your home (beyond sending out the invitation and having maybe some food and drinks), fear not!
Nov 22, 2019
I Tried “Easy Untertaining” and Planned a Party 24 Hours In Advance—Here’s What Happened
I decided to try our “easy untertaining” concept by texting people the day before (GASP) to come over and hangout on a Sunday afternoon.
Nov 21, 2019
40 Fun, Easy, and Totally Wacky Party Ideas to Try
Easy Untertaining
Your get-togethers don't have to be capital-p Parties. Sometimes it's enough to start with one silly/fun/creative idea.
Nov 21, 2019
“Easy Untertaining” is the Secret to Seeing Your Friends More
Easy Untertaining
Ahead of the bustling holiday season and the self-reflective start of another year, we wanted to give you some truths and tools to help you host at home and see your friends more.
Nov 20, 2019
The Messy Person’s Guide to Having People Over More
Easy Untertaining
Not ready to open up your doors? Here are a few simple suggestions for prepping your home for a gathering, without stressing too much about the nooks and crannies.
Nov 20, 2019
The Broke Person’s Guide to Having People Over
Easy Untertaining
First: You definitely don’t need tons of cash to have fun. Second: You’re not alone in feeling discouraged about your money situation.
Nov 20, 2019
The Small Space Dweller’s Guide to Having People Over
Easy Untertaining
The people you’re hosting aren’t coming over to be wowed by extra counter space or a second bathroom; they’re coming over to spend time with you.
Nov 20, 2019
The Busy Person’s Guide to Having People Over
Easy Untertaining
The key to incorporating more hang-outs in a busy schedule? Being a one-trick pony with a go-to “gathering” routine in place.
Nov 20, 2019
I Raided the Dollar Section to Fake This Fancy-Looking Dinner Party
Fool your friends into thinking you spent a billion dollars with these ritzy-looking buys from Dollar Tree, Target, Trader Joe's, and Flying Tiger.
Nov 12, 2019
I Added One $12 Amenity to the Bedrooms in My Home and Now I’m a Much More Confident Host
Our household could euphemistically be called "lively" or bluntly described as "loud loud loud."
Nov 10, 2019
This Weekend, Skip the Chores and Let’s All Water What Matters Most
Weekend Projects
We're going to tend the garden of our life's happiness.
Oct 11, 2019
These Om Glasses Vibrate at Same Frequency as the Universe
The only thing better than a good wine glass is one that doubles as a meditation tool.
Aug 26, 2019
The 3 Kitchen Essentials You Need to Have On Hand at Every Picnic
I’ve spent many years of my life living in and loving the city of Chicago, where interior spaces are relatively small and people can’t wait for the warmer months (40 below, no thank you). As soon as summer hits, folks flood the parks, beaches, and rooftops to host picnic after picnic. Picnic baskets aren’t hard to assemble—in fact, they’re pretty straightforward despite their loosey-goosey nature. You just have to think about what you may need in a pinch.
Jul 4, 2019
I’m Changing the Way I Think About Dining Out—And It’s Helping More Than Just My Budget
Even though our family of seven rarely eats out without a Kids Eat Free promo, eating meals out at restaurants is expensive.
Jun 23, 2019
If You’re Going to Wear Your Shoes In People’s Homes, At Least Follow These 5 Rules
I don't ask guests to remove their shoes. But!—yes, here's the big but—there are some golden rules.
Jun 20, 2019
This Instagrammer’s 500-Square-Foot Apartment Has All Kinds of Smart Small Space Ideas
Professional Instagrammer Patrick Janelle's living room is full of smart small space furnishing ideas and inspiration.
Jun 18, 2019
8 Quick and Easy Cleaning & Laundry Tips that Airbnb Hosts Swear By
Those of us who survive and thrive in this world of letting strangers tell the internet how tidy we are have learned some mad skills when it comes to cleaning and laundry.
Jun 16, 2019
5 Items to Have on Hand to Make Your Houseguests Feel at Home
Because a happy guest means a happier home.
Jun 5, 2019
This Quick Trick Will Tell You If Your Cutting Board Is Too Small (It’s a Big Problem)
For all the talk around wood versus plastic, there’s very little talk about the SIZE of cutting boards. And this is one case where size really does matter. One of the biggest mistakes we see time and time again? People opting for cutting boards that are too small. A too-small cutting board is not only awkward to use, but it can also be unsafe! We’ve all done it before: You’ve pulled out a little guy, thinking you just have to mince some garlic.
Apr 7, 2019
Embrace the Ease of a “Day-of” Party (So You Can See Your Friends More)
Life is stressful enough as it is—so make this the weekend you stop putting unnecessary pressure on yourself when it comes to hosting. Does your house need to be impeccably clean with a three-course dinner planned and a carefully crafted evite in order to have a good time? No. Is it easy to get swept up in appearances and pretend it does? Absolutely.
Feb 25, 2019
6 People Told Us What They Notice About Your Messy Home
We polled some of our favorite cleaning, organizing, and design experts on what messy spots they might pick up on in others' homes.
Feb 4, 2019
The Best Trivia Board Games to Play on National Trivia Day
Here’s some fun trivia for you: January 4 is National Trivia Day. And what better way is there to celebrate than to partake in a fun little pop quiz of your own? From classics like Trivial Pursuit to newer games like Wits & Wagers, here are 10 of our favorite trivia board games—for National Trivia Day, game night, or just a random night at home. This iconic board game is beloved by trivia purists and game-night lovers alike.
Jan 4, 2019
9 Things to Do (Besides Play Games) When You Have People Over
From sending invitations, to catering, to prepping and cleaning the house, a party host has a lot to think about. One thing they shouldn’t have to stress over? Whether their guests are going to have a good time. With ample food and drink, a party is always a good time. But when partygoers aren’t well-acquainted or Uncle Joe has a tendency to ruffle feathers by talking politics, it’s smart to have a few tricks in your back pocket.
Dec 22, 2018