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How to Throw a Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras refers to the bright, vibrant festivals of excess held around the world leading up to Ash Wednesday. Nowhere has the tradition taken on its own distinctive flare more than in New Orleans. A gumbo-like blend of French, Spanish, African, and Native American cultures have blended over hundreds of years and evolved into a […]

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Perfect Hostess Gifts

Holidays are full of wonderful dinner parties, brunches, neighborhood gatherings: any excuse to get together with family and friends. As a thoughtful guest, it’s time to stock up on hostess gifts. People put a lot of time and effort into bringing an event together. While your presence is certainly a gift in its own right, […]

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Charcuterie 101

Charcuterie is popping up everywhere, from food blogs to five-star restaurants to your local grocery store. And while many people think of it as a high-class appetizer you can only get at a restaurant, it’s easier to do at home than you might think. All you need are a few tips, the right board, and […]

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How to Throw an Awesome Sports Party

If you’re not a foam hat-wearing, face-painting, sign-waving sports fan, that’s okay. You can still fall in love sports as an great reason to get together with friends for some fun and good food. For those who aren’t hardcore sports fans, fall sporting events are an opportunity for fun food displays, party games, and bonding time with friends. […]

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Burger Party, Anyone?

A fun, easy way to feed big crowds this summer is with a burger bar. You might be thinking of the usual suspects: an aluminum foil tray of grilled burgers and a plastic bag full of buns sitting next to a pile of lettuce and tomato. What’s so special about that? (more…)

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How to Throw a Backyard Bash

We’ve all been there—overcooked hamburgers, flies on soda cans, and cheese slices melting in the hot sun. It’s your typical cookout. Don’t let typical happen to your outdoor celebrations. Check out five tricks to make your next Canada Day bash a sunny experience. (more…)

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16 Creative Ideas for Decorating Your Table

From big family parties to small get-togethers with a few friends, a little extra attention to your table elevates the occasion as much as the menu you serve. You might see elaborate tables settings all over the internet for birthday parties, showers, and graduations. (more…)

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