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Favorite Entertaining Tips from House Beautiful

Here's another list of entertaining tips from House Beautiful magazine. The Hostess has added her editorial comments for your enjoyment.

Tips for Throwing a Dinner Party

We've thrown A LOT of dinner parties over the years and the Hostess has become an expert at planning them. Here are her tips to help you keep your sanity when you plan your next one.

Throwing a Great Party

Here are the Hostess' favorite tips to help you prepare for, and throw, a party like a pro.
Table Setting

Expert Holiday Entertaining Tips

Every year for the past few years, House Beautiful magazine has published a list of top holiday entertaining tips. From the experts. Self-proclaimed or otherwise. Here are some of our favorites.

What to have on hand to be ready for an impromptu party

If you were to drop by our home right now, unannounced, these are the items that would magically appear for our impromptu party.

Holiday Entertaining 101

Hosting a holiday party can feel a bit daunting, but with a little planning and preparation your party will be a big success.

“Giving” a Party

I read in an old Betty Crocker book that a party is a gift that you're giving to others. This is a great concept to keep in mind.


Hospitality seems to elude some people. Or, at least they seemed challenged about how to be hospitable when they need to be.

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