Entertaining & Hosting

Whether you’re hosting a huge bash or a casual dinner party, you want to get it right—and you will, thanks to our entertaining and hosting ideas. But be warned, friends and family may never want to leave.

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The Best 4th of July Games to Play with Your Family

Keep things hopping with these 4th of July games the entire family will enjoy.

19 Summer Party Favors for Adults

Experience the ultimate celebration with fun sun-kissed days made even more memorable with these summer party favors that ensure the...

Ina Garten’s Boozy 3-Ingredient Dessert Is Easy Elegance and We’re Obsessed

Is this the most sophisticated ice cream sundae ever?

Stay Cool This Summer with the 15 Best Inflatable Pools on Amazon

Find the Amazon inflatable pool of your summer backyard dreams with these customer-favorite picks.

15 Best Beach Games to Bring Out Everyone’s Competitive Side This Summer

We hunted down the most entertaining beach games to get all ages in on the fun during your summer adventures.

The 6 Best Coolers to Take Cold Drinks Wherever You Go This Summer

The best coolers are durable, portable and designed with outdoor fun in mind.

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I Tried the Bartesian Cocktail Maker—Is It Worth the Splurge?

Also known as the "Keurig for cocktails," the Bartesian cocktail maker is the next best thing to having an in-house...

10 Breakfast Nook Ideas for a Cozy Kitchen

Rise and shine! These breakfast nook ideas make mornings cozy.

30 Easter Party Ideas for a Sunny Celebration

Is it your turn to host this year? We've got plenty of Easter party ideas to wow your guests—from fun...

20 Engagement Party Ideas That Are as Special as the Happy Couple

This collection of fun and different engagement party ideas contains the perfect theme for every type of couple.

10 Engagement Party Games that Will Have Your Heart

These engagement party games are a marriage of fun and friendly competition!

Our Best Charcuterie Board Ideas for Every Occasion

We love putting together a gorgeous charcuterie board for a party or holiday gathering. These are our favorite charcuterie board...

How to Make an Irresistible Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Our colorful ice cream sundae bar goes beyond typical toppings like hot fudge and maraschino cherries. Your guests are sure...

14 Best Charcuterie Boards for All of Your Hosting Needs

Build the ultimate cheese plate with these Pinterest-worthy picks.

25 Kid- and Tween-Friendly Things to Do at a Sleepover

Our ultimate list of things to do at a sleepover will let you kick back and listen to the laughter.

What Is High Tea?: Your Guide to 3 Types of Tea Traditions

Find your answer to "What is high tea?" and more with this explainer on the time-honored traditions of English tea.

This Saran Wrap Christmas Game Is Perfect for the Holidays

Bust boredom, claim fun prizes and entertain the entire family? Must be a Christmas miracle!

People Are Obsessed with Sparkly Disco Christmas Decor—Here’s How to Do It

Up the glitz this holiday season with disco-inspired decorations, like mirrorball ornaments, faux fur throws and gold-rimmed glasses

15 Wine and Cheese Pairings Everyone Should Know

Need to know which wine to serve with cheddar? Is port the only thing that goes with Stilton? Here are...

People Are Obsessed with Butter Candles—Here’s How to Make Them

Butter candles are the latest trend taking over TikTok.

Ina Garten’s Hack for Serving Cake Will Instantly Wow Your Guests

The Barefoot Contessa is at it again with a brilliant trick for picture-perfect dessert!

13 Best Sleepover Games for Kids

Wondering how to throw the ultimate slumber party? Start with these sleepover games to get the party started.

Stanley Tucci’s Perfect Negroni, Plus Holiday Entertaining Tips

The Stanley Tucci Negroni is now as famous as the actor himself. Learn how to make the cocktail,...

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45 Chicken Wing Sauce Recipes for Game Day

Dazzle your guests with these irresistible chicken wing sauce recipes.

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Tinned Fish Boards Are the Newest Trend—Here’s How to Make One

Products like canned sardines, anchovies and mussels packed in oil are becoming so popular they've gone mainstream.

35 Impressive Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

Feast in style with these Thanksgiving table decor ideas.

The 18 Best Thanksgiving Tablecloths You Can Buy in 2022

From fall-inspired motifs to harvest pumpkin designs, here are the best Thanksgiving tablecloths to elevate your holiday table—picked by Taste...

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The First-Timer’s Guide to Planning Thanksgiving Dinner

Planning Thanksgiving dinner can be daunting. But with our Thanksgiving guide and a few checklists, you'll be set up for...

How to Make an Elegant Christmas Tree Charcuterie Board

This light and bright Christmas tree charcuterie board has everything you could want in a holiday spread.

How to Set a Table for Thanksgiving

Your turn to host? Learn how to set a table for Thanksgiving so your holiday is stunning and stress-free.