A good hostess makes everyone feel welcome and comfortable in her home. Successful entertaining is more than just having good food, plenty of adult beverages, and background music. The Entertaining at Home category helps you consider all the little details that will enable you to be “the hostess with the mostess!”

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Entertaining at Home

CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Vintage Christmas LPs for Your Holiday Party

I'll admit it.  I love Christmas music and have been known to turn it on all year round.  But I'm ...
Just Say No to Dinner in a Box

Just Say No to Dinner in a Box

For Thanksgiving dinner no one would wish to other than old-fashioned. There are no short cuts...The more each person in ...
Successful Entertaining: Cocktail Parties ~ The Solution to More Fun than Funds

Successful Entertaining: Cocktail Parties ~ The Solution to More Fun than Funds

The tone of the cocktail hour is one of gaiety and high spirits, conversation and laughter, composing a delightful bridge ...
Successful Entertaining: Smooth Entertainment Requires Planning, Planning, Planning

Successful Entertaining: Smooth Entertainment Requires Planning, Planning, Planning

Being a graceful, relaxed hostess comes naturally to some people, but to most it is achieved through experience...for either the ...
Successful Entertaining: How to be a Terrible Hostess

Successful Entertaining: How to be a Terrible Hostess

I...should talk about several things one simply must not do when inviting guests, being a guest, or when entertaining guests ...
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Successful Entertaining: Four Things to Remember

The successful party is one at which the results in fun and effectiveness greatly outbalance the time required to arrange ...
Successful Entertaining: Hostesses Are Born AND Made

Successful Entertaining: Hostesses Are Born AND Made

In this changing world, elegance, formality and well-staffed homes are no more our way of life than grandfather's surrey with ...
How to be a Safe and Sane Hostess

How to be a Safe and Sane Hostess

Dear Friends, Those of us in The States are getting ready to celebrate the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of ...
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Grandma’s Ice Cream Recipe

As I type this, I have ice cream ripening in my Handy Freeze electric ice cream maker.  The metal on ...
How To Have Guests--and Enjoy Them!

How To Have Guests–and Enjoy Them!

The student association at the community college where The Mister is an adjunct professor holds a flea market every month ...