Posts tagged "summer entertaining"

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

We’re Going On A Picnic, And We’re Bringing …

Summer has all of us here at The Frisky craving good old-fashioned, outdoorsy fun, but, alas, we are stuck in our office, clicking away on our computers. To quell our cravings, we’re going on a virtual picnic in the park. In true summer spirit, we’re each bringing one thing. I'll start. I'm going on a…

By: Lauren Gold / July 17, 2010

8 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Outfit For Your Pool Party

You've got the food, the drinks, the inflatable lounge chairs with cup holders -- everything to make your summer pool party perfect. But, more importantly, what are you going to wear? Choosing the right wardrobe to play hostess can be challenging enough, without getting into the dreaded bathing suit territory. After the jump, some ti…

By: Valerie David / July 17, 2010

20 Things You Have Permission To Do This Weekend

Remember when we were kids and these summer days seemed so endless? Sadly, the older we get the faster they go by, and so the last thing you should be worried about is feeling guilty for spending them any ol' way you want. Plus, it's hot out! You shouldn't be exerting yourself. So, after the…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 16, 2010

How Not To Pick Up A Guy At A Party

Of all the places where you could possibly pick up a guy, a party is a pretty safe bet. After all, presumably all the guests have been vetted, and if anyone seems interesting, you can get the 411 without even Googling. Asking the host about their friend may be old-school, but it’s also effective. After…

By: Judy McGuire / July 16, 2010

10 Tips For Throwing The Best Bachelorette Beach Party Ever

If the future bride isn't crazy about Vegas, male strippers or pornographic party favors, try hitting the beach for a memorable bachelorette party. Be as tame or as wild as you want to be and give the bride the send-off she deserves. Whether you visit shores close to home or fly off to an exotic…

By: Valerie David / July 15, 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

Frisky Entertaining Etiquette 101 For Hosts And Guests

Some people can entertain graciously or be an enthusiastic guest effortlessly. For others, the thought of throwing a party or stepping into a room full of strangers makes them quake in their high heels. I'm one of those people who thinks of invitations as a blessing and a curse. Sure, I want to be invited…

By: Annika Harris / July 12, 2010

Dating Don’ts: How NOT To Mesh Your Friends With His

You’ve met his friends; he’s met yours. Now it’s time to add fruity cocktails and mix. Short of introducing your parents to his, combining your two sets of friends—especially if they exist in very different worlds—is one of the most nerve-wracking milestones in a relationship. And since summertime is party time, it’s probably going to…

By: Judy McGuire / July 12, 2010