Posts tagged "parties"

Home Inspiration: 10 Bar Carts For Under $150

"I'm outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios," pretty much sums me up to a T. I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the warm weather is the ability to throw back cocktails in the sunshine, am I right? So when the people move from indoors to…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 25, 2014

10 Reasons Women Hate Their Birthdays

A few weeks ago, I texted my brother to see if he'd had a good birthday. "It was great!" he said, "I stayed home, ate some roast chicken, and watched a movie." "Wait, that was a good birthday?" I asked, trying to communicate my confusion without being rude. "I'm glad you were into it, I'm…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 6, 2013

Frisky Rant: Asking Friends To Pay Cash To Attend Your Parties Is Hella Tacky

The following is an etiquette question sent to one of my favorite blogs, The Kitchn, from a reader: A friend just invited me to his home for Thanksgiving dinner — and asked me to pay $50 upfront. I understand that hosting can be expensive and I wouldn't mind being asked to bring a dish,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 4, 2013

9 People You’ll Meet At A Halloween Party

Halloween parties are a special breed of social gathering. Everyone's wearing costumes, which makes the whole thing much more exciting (and confusing), plus there's usually copious amounts of spiked punch to be consumed, "Monster Mash" dancing to do, and cheesy pickup lines to be attempted. Overall, it's one of the most unpredictable night…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 19, 2012

We Want To Go To There: London’s Hot Tub Cinema

I love movies. I love hot tubs. I love champagne. I love rooftop parties. I love London. Hot Tub Cinema just happens to be a combination of all of those things, so obviously I want to get in on the action. For the past year, Hot Tub Cinema has been putting on roofto…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 14, 2012

How To Prepare The Perfect Cheese Board

As I've mentioned before, my boyfriend Nick is a cheesemonger, which means he spends at least 40 hours a week packaging, preparing, selling, discussing, and sampling cheeses. With the holiday party season just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to combine our talents and force him to help me write…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2012

10 Party Foods Guaranteed To Make You Popular

I spend most of my life thinking about food, but as soon as I get an invite to a party that includes the phrase, "Please bring a dish to share," my mind goes completely blank. For someone who loves to cook, I've showed up at way too many parties sheepishly holding a store-bought cold cut…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 18, 2012

Astrology 101: How To Spot Each Sign … At A Party

Astrology can help us see our good qualities and face our not-so-good ones, but it can also give us clues about how we interact with other people and deal with certain situations. At a social event, for example, which sign is likely to be chilling out with old friends? Which sign is making…

You’re Invited To A Typical New Year’s Eve Party

Not that I saw that terrible looking movie "New Year's Eve" -- I'm waiting for it to be on DVD, obvs -- but there was a line from the trailer that I found to be quite on point. "New Year's is the worst holiday to go out on," says Ashton Kutcher's sure-to-be-douche-y character. "People who…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2011

Maxim Party Invite “For Beautiful Female Guests Only”

I guess we shouldn't be too surprised when Maxim does something totally looks-ist and gross. Apparently, the magazine sent out a pretty horrifying invite to their Hot 100 party that is going down in Los Angeles next week. The party is to celebrate the 100 women who they've dubbed the hottest in the world—#1 thi…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 6, 2011

Ke$ha Wants To Throw A Skinny Dipping Party For Britney Spears

"Skinny dipping. It would be a dress-up-like-Ke$ha-or-Britney party. I have a small, salt-water pool that has laser beams in it and a stereo so you can be under water listening to music. It's really magical. I hope people are ready to come and take their clothes off." —Ke$ha describes her dream party to celebrate…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 6, 2011

Girl Talk: I’m Skipping New Year’s

Have a great time partying it up this New Year's Eve. You won’t see me there. Instead of getting wildly drunk and making out with a random stranger, I’m going to do what I’ve done for the last four years: I’m skipping New Year's. There will be no wild parties with fireworks inside (yes, something…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 21, 2010

Win This! My Coke Rewards Tailgating Prize Pack

Football season has officially arrived and it's time for the tailgating to begin. MyCokeRewards.com is offering a…
By: Annika Harris / October 1, 2010

Original Summer Party Ideas Ideal For Your Own Backyard

After months of being cooped up inside the house, the joy of summer is being able to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. You can hit the beach, cuddle up at the drive-in or take in an outdoor concert, but sometimes the best times are with friends in your own backyard. Traditional cook-outs ca…
By: Valerie David / July 18, 2010

5 Ways To Turn Your BBQ Into The Talk Of The Town

I know your summer calendar is filling up with activities, and the most frequent offender is the BBQ. It may be a summer cliche, but doesn't something about longer days, warmer evenings, and sunshine all week-long just inspire you to invite all your friends, neighbors, and family over for some chillin' and grilin'? But with…
By: Kelly Herdrich / July 18, 2010

10 Horrible Summer Party Ideas To Steer Clear Of

Summer is the time for fabulous parties that, when done right, are the stuff legends are made of. If you want your summer soiree to be famous and not infamous, here are the top 10 party ideas to cross off your list, especially if you're planning to keep your friends through the fall.
By: Bina Ross / July 14, 2010

Serve Dharma Food And Drink At Your “Lost” Series Finale Party

If you're hosting a "Lost" season finale party this Sunday (or attending one), make sure to pick up some Dharma Initiative snacks and beverages for the gathering. Your local grocery store doesn't carry the brand? No worries. Just print off some handy-dandy labels for products from beer and wine to chocolate bar…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2010

Real-Life Party Crashers Revealed!

The Vanity Fair Oscar party was crashed for the first time in 15 years on Sunday. The crasher, Gawker's Ravi Somaiya had to sneak in hours in advance, steal passes left idle for a moment in a back room and hide in stairwells all to enjoy about seven minutes of party-going. While…
By: Lily Q / March 9, 2010

What’s New Year’s Eve About To You?

They say New Year's Eve is always a bust. And yet, year after year, we gear up, go out, and do it all over again despite the inevitable hangovers, fatigue, boredom, mistakes, and gluttony. But you have to admit that there's something exciting about this night of the year, and there's at least one…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 31, 2009

New Year’s Fun: Confettisystem’s Pinatas And Urban Outfitters Collab

They say New Year's Eve is always a letdown, so why not let your guests take out their frustration at the party? Check out Confettisystem's sparkly pinatas, which double as decorations and party activities. The only thing is that these designer pinatas are pricey ($135 each), so if you're up for the splurge, why…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 18, 2009
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