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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Never have the time to get to know your neighbors? We'll tell you how to host a neighborhood meet and greet that's social and entertaining!

By Terri Briseno

Studies have shown amazing benefits to arts education in schools, and theater is a natural confidence-booster for young kids. So how can you plan a great-looking production that doesn't have to cost a ton of time, effort and money?

By Julia Layton

Career fairs are great for bringing job hunters and employers together. But they require a lot of planning. Here some tips for making yours successful.

By Sarah Winkler

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Fashion shows are all the rage and are a great way to showcase a talented designer's talents or raise money for your favorite charity. Here are five tips that will help your models step onto the runway on the right foot.

By Jessica Willis

Many people think of dinner as the meal most conducive to entertaining, but lunch, with its easygoing feel and lighter fare, is a better fit for some occasions. What's the key to hosting a top-notch luncheon?

By Julia Layton

The popularity of home poker tournaments, especially Texas Hold 'em, has grown with the spread of online gaming and TV events. Before you host a Hold 'em tournament, do you know a river from a flop? A blind from a pineapple? Here's your cheat sheet!

By Kim Williamson

If you have a tower of books taking up every inch of extra space in your home, then it's time to host a book swap and trade in your favorite reads for some new ones!

By Sara Elliott

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Hosting a tea party can bring a sense of refinement and fun to your gathering. Here's how to throw a classy tea bash to rival one thrown by the Queen of England!

By Sara Elliott

Hosting a gala event isn't an easy task. But we'll tell you how you can throw a successful soiree that will raise money and awareness for your cause.

By Danielle Fisher

Your guests arrive to your party to find out some alarming news: A "murder" has been committed. Was it Nancy, who's wearing a blond wig and false eyelashes? Was it her mustachioed date Joe? It's up to your friends-in-costumes to solve the mystery.

By Debra Ronca

For your next party, don't just throw some chips in a bowl and some beer in the cooler. Step it up a notch with a casino night. We'll show you how it's done.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Who doesn't love a good party? And one where you can shop for jewelry, too? Sign us up! We'll tell you how to host your own successful jewelry show -- whether you designed the gems or not.

By Sara Elliott

You can find chili cook-offs in cities all over the country with all types of folks in attendance, from ranchers to hipsters to food critics. So how to do you host your own?

By Julia Layton

Take your holiday party up a notch this year and host an elegant affair complete with fancy foods and divine d├ęcor. We'll show you how to do it.

By Emilie Sennebogen

As we get older and the real world starts to set in, the days of all-night clubbing are becoming a thing of the past. So, host a girl's night in with your besties and keep the party going.

By Emilie Sennebogen

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Once you finish tricking out the man cave, a boy bash is inevitable, and what's fun for a girl's night probably won't translate. Here are five ideas that will have your boys excited.

By Sara Elliott

These days, everyone has very busy lives, and communities sometimes seem to suffer for it. These 10 ideas will bring back the neighborly spirit in all of us.

By Sara Elliott

These theme ideas are sure to get guests in the spirit to party, no matter who you're entertaining -- or what the occasion may be!

By Natalie Kilgore

Planning a formal event can seem like a daunting task, but with these 10 tips, you're sure to throw a bash that no one will soon forget!

By Jessica Willis

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Planning your child's birthday party can be a lot of fun, but it can also mean a lot of stress. You want to throw a great party that all the guests will enjoy, but you don't want to go broke in the process.

By Meghan E. Smith

With free license to eat cake, tear open gifts and make mischief with friends, your birthday boy or girl doesn't need anything more than some frosting, presents and a wide, open space. So, why are you booking a magician and researching caterers?

By Chris Obenschain

As time goes on, birthday parties are becoming more and more elaborate, with themes, over-the-top decorations and enough food to feed an army. But are all theme parties a good idea?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Today's kids are tough to impress. If you want to host a truly memorable party for your child, you're going to have to plan something more fun than a game of tag. These 10 parties will keep your kids' classmates talking long after the last piece of cake is eaten.

By Chris Obenschain

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Your little princess deserves the most magical party for her birthday. These five ideas will help you plan a princess-perfect party with all the royal touches. We'll share ideas for everything from thematic invitations to tasty delicacies.

By Alia Hoyt

Looking for an action-packed theme for your child's next birthday party? Why not try a superhero party? It's full of fun and adventure and easy to pull off. We'll show you how.

By Laurie L. Dove