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 can be fun, but why not put together a unique party that really suits your friends’ personalities and interests? After the jump, a few ideas for creative backyard parties. Add your suggestions in the comments. Keep reading »
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 BBQs left and right, how can you make your night stand out in a crowd of hum-drum evenings? After the jump, five tips for making your BBQ the best on the block. Keep reading »
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 picnic, and I’m bringing a bright red bandana. They’re great outdoor accessories and come in handy for all kinds of picnic games. Besides, they remind me of sleepaway camp. Care to join us? We’re going on a picnic, and we’re bringing … Keep reading »
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 tips on how to dress appropriately and attractively for pool party success. Keep reading »
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 jump, 20 things you have permission to do this weekend (in case you were waiting for someone to give you the go-ahead). Keep reading »
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 all, his Facebook page isn’t going to tell you he left his last girlfriend for a guy or that the red spot on his lower lip is marinara sauce, not the herp (or vice versa).
But parties are also fraught with rules that you don’t have to worry about if you’re scamming for man-flesh at a bar. At a bar, you’re surrounded by strangers you’ll never see again. At a party, everyone’s going to remember (and remind you) if you behave badly. So here are a couple tips to help you avoid getting crossed off everyone’s guest list. Keep reading »