Expert Party Tips

What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Cassie LaMere and Andrew Knieberg answered the perennial question with the most festive of plans, inviting an intimate circle of loved ones to join them for their wedding celebration in Dallas.

Winning Birthday Bash

Event designer Blair Laborde teams up with her close friend and client Kelli Haywood to create an unforgettable blue-ribbon birthday bash.

An Enchanted Evening

Elizabeth W. Cook and her grandmother, Dr. Elizabeth Heard host an elegant Southern dinner to celebrate VIETRI's 40-year anniversary and company founder, Susan Gravely's, new book ITALY ON A PLATE.

16 Easy, No-Cook, Cocktail Nibbles

In an excerpt from his latest book, Ted Kennedy Watson makes a case for nibbles vs. hors d'oeuvres and offers up the easiest of cocktail party nibbles from classics to inspired novelties.

Nostalgic Easter Celebration

For Washington, D.C., event planners Rick Davis and Christopher Vazquez, springtime means a nostalgic Easter celebration with friends at their Maryland farmhouse

A Little Night Music

Margot Shaw, FLOWER magazine’s founder and editor-in-chief, recalls the shimmery summer parties hosted by her parents and shares a playlist to set the mood at your next soiree

Charcuterie Board How-To  

Lifestyle blogger Caroline Harper Knapp shares her tips for a beautiful charcuterie board in an excerpt from ENTERTAINING AT HOME by Ronda Carman (Rizzoli 2019)