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Christmas: Entertaining

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Gourmet Holidays: How to Plan Your Party

Liz Tarditi

Planning a holiday party? Here are some party planning basics, like estimating the amount of food and beverages you need, keeping within a budget, and a few common sense things that you should always have at your party.

Gourmet Holidays: Buffets

Liz Tarditi

Ever wonder how high-end hotels and caterers set up, arrange, and organize buffets so they seem expensive, but keep costs low? You don't have to have ten tables of food and a carving station to take advantage of the common sense solutions that are widely used in the industry.


6 Ways to Throw a Great Party for Less

Bankrate

With a little ingenuity and these 6 tips from a few party pros, you can host a great gathering for a lot less money than you'd think.

Plan Ahead for Holiday Meals

K.M. Praschak

With crazy food prices and the seasonal shopping rush coming quicker than we care to realize, you'll toast yourself for thinking ahead.

Save on Hosting Holiday Parties

Bankrate

A lot of people forget to budget for throwing holiday parties. Here are a few tips that will help you cut costs if you are hosting this year.

5 Tips for Classy, Frugal Holiday Fun

Bankrate

Is your entertaining budget drained? You can still host a holiday party with panache.

Holiday Gatherings

K.M. Praschak

Entertainment doesn't have to cost a lot. Try one of these ideas if you've had enough of the sports and reality TV following holiday dinners.

Company's Coming!

Reader Contributors

You never know when you might need quick, inexpensive meal ideas for holiday company. Our readers share their "company pleasers."

Opening Your Home for the Holidays

Cheryl Gochnauer

Do you really need to dust the top of the refrigerator? Relax. Your home should be comfortable, not spotless. People are coming to see you, not conduct a white-glove test.

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Gourmet Holidays: How to Plan Your Party

Liz Tarditi

Planning a holiday party? Here are some party planning basics, like estimating the amount of food and beverages you need, keeping within a budget, and a few common sense things that you should always have at your party.

Gourmet Holidays: Buffets

Liz Tarditi

Ever wonder how high-end hotels and caterers set up, arrange, and organize buffets so they seem expensive, but keep costs low? You don't have to have ten tables of food and a carving station to take advantage of the common sense solutions that are widely used in the industry.


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