Mix Up Your Usual Happy Hour by Having Friends Over for a Rainbow-Hued Party Life
Taste the rainbow with this easy at-home social.
Jul 7, 2022
This Is How I Hosted an Indulgently Unhurried Tasting Menu Dinner PartyLife
This seven-course meal with friends is a new core memory.
Jun 8, 2022
Here’s How to Entertain in Style, According to Martha StewartLife
Whether it's your first or hundredth time.
May 30, 2022
7 Tips for Entertaining When You Have a New Pet
Starter Packs
Entertaining at home with a new pet is possible, and it can actually be an enriching experience for your pet to build their confidence and socialization skills.
May 26, 2022
At-Home Adventures for When You’re BrokeLife
We’ve just had 74 consecutive days of below-freezing weather. There have been 24 less-than-0ºF days so far this winter. Any funds left after the holidays have gone towards buying heat and gloves. I am broke and restless, but where there is popcorn, there is hope…. Here are three ideas for fun entertainments you can have in your own home… for the low low price of nothing at all.
May 5, 2022
Candles, Cake & Snow: How To Host A Sledding Birthday PartyPlants & Yard
If you were born in January in Chicago, there’s a fairly good chance you’ve had at least one sledding birthday party. (Chicago is not known for its hills, but we make do.) Now that I find myself back in arctic winter weather after many years away, a sledding party sounds like the perfect cabin fever-busting celebration.
May 4, 2022
The $4 Aldi Dessert I Bring to Every Single Party I’m Invited ToLife
It tastes (almost) better than homemade.
Apr 29, 2022
I Just Attended My First PowerPoint Party — and I Can't Recommend Them Enough Life
Prepare for hours of cry-laughing with friends.
Apr 17, 2022
Create the Ultimate Outdoor Oasis With These Stylish (and Affordable!) Walmart Finds
Make the most of your alfresco spaces.
Mar 9, 2022
Etsy and Airbnb’s New Collab Will Make Any Home More InvitingLife
Turn your home into the most welcoming place ever, whether you're actually hosting strangers or just your in-laws
Feb 3, 2022
5 Fun Games to Play That Only Require a Pen and PaperLife
Warning: Hilarity may ensue for children (and adults) of all ages.
Feb 1, 2022
8 Tips for Observing Shabbat an Entertaining Expert Swears ByLife
If you're looking to embrace the Jewish tradition as a way to bring intention and connection into your life, here's how to get started.
Jan 28, 2022
I’m a Snacker and Soup Lover and This Is the Single Best Thing I’ve Ever Bought for Myself
It's a design too good to pass up.
Jan 28, 2022
3 Clever Hacks for Hosting a Dinner Party in a 1-Bedroom ApartmentDesign Ideas
Gathering, especially around a meal, is deeply satisfying. Don’t let a small space deter you!
Jan 27, 2022
7 Little Things I Stopped Doing for Dinner Parties — and 3 Things I Always DoLife
The food just needs to be delish and accommodating, not groundbreaking. 
Jan 21, 2022
The One Thing You Need to Clean Before EntertainingCleaning
To ensure that no one feels grossed out by a less-than-pristine water dispenser or funky-flavored ice in their drinks, clean them both before you have guests.
Jan 3, 2022
One of Our Favorite Puzzle Brands Just Released the Most Giftable Holiday Collection
They're also the best gift for the puzzle lover in your life.
Dec 15, 2021
This Card Game Is My New Favorite Way to Bond with Friends and Family
It'll make the ultimate stocking stuffer this year!
Dec 2, 2021
Now That Thanksgiving’s Behind Us, You Should Declutter One Kitchen Collection
Weekend Projects
Decluttering after something would have been used — but wasn't — is the best way to answer the question of whether you'll need something one day.
Nov 26, 2021
How to Make the Most of the Holidays With the People You See MostLife
Even (and especially) if it feels like "just another day."
Nov 24, 2021
7 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Holiday Gathering Messes and TrashLife
According to a plastic-free expert.
Nov 24, 2021
50+ Holiday Traditions You Can Start Right Now With Family and FriendsLife
There's no time like the present to spread cheer.
Nov 23, 2021
Why I Adopted My Sicilian Grandmother’s “Party First, Clean Later” PhilosophyCleaning
As I’ve entered my thirties and begun hosting friends of my own, I have adopted my grandmother's cleaning method that I remembered from childhood.
Nov 22, 2021
The $30 Electric Wine Opener That Everyone Thinks Is More Expensive Than It IsLife
It's easy to use, and so much fun.
Nov 19, 2021
9 Tips for Doing Thanksgiving Without a DishwasherCleaning
Luckily, with a bit of planning and strategy, you can cut down on the time you spend washing dishes — and, more importantly, increase time spent with your loved ones. 
Nov 17, 2021
This $45 Gadget is My Mom’s Secret to Stress-Free Holiday Serving
Because anything that makes serving easier is worth the investment.
Nov 16, 2021
Read This Etiquette Expert’s Tips Before You Offer to Clean at Someone Else’s HouseCleaning
If your primary goal is to be respectful of your host, depending on the circumstance, it may not actually involve touching a single dish. 
Nov 16, 2021
This Colorful Tabletop Range Will Bring a Touch of Playfulness to DinnertimeDesign Ideas
The Los Angeles-based brand has a legion of celebrity fans.
Oct 31, 2021
The Best Stylish Folding Chairs for When You Need Extra Seating ASAP
These aren't your run-of-the-mill variety.
Oct 29, 2021
The Two-Tiered Serving Tray You Need for Holiday Entertaining is 60% Off Right Now
It will practically double your serving space.
Oct 13, 2021
Zoom Happy Hours Might Be Coming Back — Here's Why I Think That's a Good ThingLife
Virtual events are here to stay, and they're making gathering more accessible for everyone.
Oct 10, 2021
7 Ways to Take Your (IRL or Virtual) Halloween Party to the Next LevelLife
According to party-planning and etiquette experts.
Sep 23, 2021
5 Tips I Wish I'd Known Before Hosting My First Yom Kippur Break FastLife
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 FallPlants & Yard
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 ExpertsLife
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 StockLife
Even better: I save $20 in the process!
Aug 6, 2021
6 Outdoor Party Activities You (and Your Guests) Haven't Tried Yet Plants & Yard
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)Life
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 SaleDesign Ideas
I'm obsessed with the bright orange three-quart one!
Jun 11, 2021
Nat Geo’s New Summer Series Wants to Empower Kids to Protect the PlanetLife
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 LevelLife
According to entertaining experts.
Jun 6, 2021
12 of Our Favorite Summer Hostess Gifts That Aren’t a Bottle of RoséDesign Ideas
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 Life
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 OverCleaning
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 CollaborationLife
The limited-edition designs will ship out in June.
May 16, 2021
Shea McGee Will Host a Virtual Course on How to Design Thoughtful Spaces
"Designed to Host" will take place on April 28.
Apr 24, 2021
Instagram Star Dude With Sign Has an Official Cardboard Game Now
The Dude With Sign Cardboard Game is available exclusively at Target.
Apr 17, 2021
Cue Evil Patrick: A SpongeBob Meme Edition of Monopoly Exists
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 Bummer
Zoom invite not required.
Mar 31, 2021
Pizza, Plus this Kitchen Accessory, Will Get Everyone In On Cleanup
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 Childhood
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 Off
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 Mixologists
Making mocktails isn't always the answer.
Jan 9, 2021
How to Have a Still-Very-Festive New Year’s Eve Celebration at Home
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 Party
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 Rad
Trust us, these games are the bomb dot com.
Dec 10, 2020
'Tis the Season: Costco’s Legendary Wine Advent Calendar Is Back in Stores!
It popped up early this year for a little extra cheer.
Nov 27, 2020
6 Holiday Games, Activities, and Challenges You Can Totally Do Remotely
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 Glasses
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 Holidays
“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 Special
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 Fridge
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 14, 2020
5 Ways to Host a Perfectly Spooky, Socially-Distant Halloween Party
Costumes are definitely encouraged.
Oct 6, 2020
13 Surprising Things Alexa Can Help You Do
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 Safely
Save the trick-or-treating for next year.
Sep 28, 2020
10 Affordable Hostess Gifts (That Aren’t Just a Bottle of Wine)
Don't worry, you can still get them on a wine budget.
Aug 26, 2020
How to Celebrate When You Can’t Go Home for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time when many people head back to their hometowns or travel to see their families and old friends, but that’s not always an option for everyone. Of course, some people enjoy spending the holidays alone. And, some others don’t like celebrating altogether for myriad reasons, but if you do and you find yourself without any plans for Thanksgiving, it can feel like a real challenge and it can get lonely.
Jul 18, 2020