Event Planning

Planning events can be a great way to meet your neighbors and see family and friends more often. Get ideas and tips for event planning.

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Spice up a slow bar night or create a great fundraiser for your organization with a trivia night. We'll show you all a host needs toknow.

By Kim Williamson

There's a reason they call it "March Madness." Basketball tournaments can be super-exciting, but it takes a lot of nerve to orchestrate one from the planning stages and see it to completion.

By Jill Jaracz

Auctions are standard fare for fundraising events, but if you want to spice it up a bit, hold a Chinese auction. It's a unique and exciting way to bring in the cash.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Whether you're looking to score some bucks, fill some time or clear the clutter, you may find a yard sale is the perfect way to spend a Saturday at home -- as long as you do it right.

By Julia Layton

Excuse the puns, as we take you through five "purr-fect" ways to "paw-ty" with your favorite furry friends.

By Sarah Winkler

Thinking of hosting a madrigal dinner this holiday season? We'll tell you everything it takes to plan one.

By Terri Briseno

Wouldn't you like to dress up like a celebrity and walk on a red carpet? Why not host such an event for your greatest friends? They'll love receiving the star treatment.

By Denise Harrison

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The era of day planners and paper trails are over when it comes to planning events. Now, you need a full electronic arsenal to get the job done.

By Emilie Sennebogen

If you're looking to have a party with a unique spin, host a masquerade ball. Your guests can mingle incognito and everyone can have fun guessing who's who.

By Sara Elliott

Organizing a golf tournament can be a daunting task. Here are 10 ideas for making your event stand out from the crowd.

By Alison Cooper

If the dating scene in your town has you and your single friends longing for the days of arranged marriages, it may be time to consider hosting a speed dating event. We'll tell you how.

By Beth Brindle

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As the foodie movement grows, more people are centering social occasions around the fermented-grape beverage. Hosting your own wine event can be a unique way to bring friends together.

By Julia Layton

When you're looking for an event that's a real crowd-pleaser, it's tough to go wrong with music. It spans cultures, ages and tastes, and you've got a lot of options in terms of event size, style and budget. Where do you start?

By Julia Layton

Every December, your house is transformed into an electrical spectacular of lights. Why not get the whole neighborhood involved in the spirit of the holidays with a Christmas light contest?

By Jill Jaracz

There's a lot that goes into planning a 5K race, and you don't want to miss a step. Read on to find out what you need to do to be successful.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Baptisms are long-honored traditions to welcome your child into the church. But they don't have to be difficult to plan.

By Sara Elliott

Being a toastmaster is a big honor, and you want to do the toasted proud. We'll give you 10 tips to keep your toast classy and memorable.

By Emilie Sennebogen

If you'd like to raise money for a worthy cause, but don't want to do the same old tired event as everyone else, we've got you covered.

By Sara Elliott

Where and when do you start planning a party? Our handy-dandy checklist breaks it all down in simple steps to make the party-planning process a snap.

By Alison Cooper

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You don't have to max out your credit card in order to have a good time! These affordable entertainment ideas will have guests talking long after an event is over.

By Natalie Kilgore

You've just moved in and finished unpacking. What's next? A housewarming party, of course!

By Bambi Turner

Bourbon and Coke might be OK for tailgating, but we're going to show you how to host a bourbon tasting party. And trust us, it doesn't involve tailgating.

By Alison Cooper

Tedious small talk over cheese dip and cold beers? Too boring for your party! Turn up your event with these quirky themes.

By Denise Harrison

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Planning a food drive? First, good for you. Second, it's not that hard to pull off if you plan ahead. We'll show you how.

By Sara Elliott

Looking to take a tired affair and make it special, fun and memorable? No problem. We'll show you how to do it -- without breaking the bank!

By Sara Elliott