Holiday Entertaining

By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall
I don't know about you, but I enjoy the dynamics of every Christmas party. Whether it's at the office or hosted at a friend's place, the holidays sure know how to make many people come out of their shell. But what about those much-needed Instagram…
By Rachel Chapman
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to enjoy a festive meal with loved ones, while appreciating everything that surrounds you. Between catching up with long-distance relatives, preparing a big dinner, and enjoying homemade pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving can…
By Dylan Kickham
Pretty much every TV show offers up some love for the holidays with fun Christmas or Halloween episodes each year, but Thanksgiving always seems to be looked over. At least, in every show but Friends. The iconic NBC sitcom made a point of giving us…
By Mehak Anwar
The BTS boys are in the spotlight yet again, but this time for something very different than a new song or award. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin, and Jungkook opened up about mental health and the…
By Marisa Casciano
What's a New Year's Eve party without a little prosecco? Personally, it wouldn't feel quite right watching the ball drop without a glass of champagne in-hand, ready to be clinked at midnight. So, before we go any further, make sure somebody is…
By Marisa Casciano
Confetti? Check. Television ready to be tuned into Times Square? Check. Prosecco? Oh wait, that's on you! You're bringing the bubbly on New Year's Eve, and a few personalized glasses for your best friends, too. Together, you're going to ring in the…
By Marisa Casciano
Word on the street is that your Secret Santa is coming town. Yes, she checked her list once, twice, and decided you've been nice. So, you should be expecting a present underneath your tree any day now. Full disclosure: This package won't show up at…
By Marisa Casciano
Get your gold dresses and sparklers ready — it's almost New Year's Eve. Picture this: You're watching the ball drop in the middle of Times Square, and remembering all of the amazing memories you made last year. Your favorite artists perform their…
By Rachel Chapman
New Year's Eve is a time to celebrate the memories you've made this past year, and cheers to the ones to come. Some people enjoy going all-out. I'm talking dancing the night away in confetti showers at a club or bar, and of course, a champagne toast…
By Kristin Corpuz
The holiday season is officially here, which means that it's time to enjoy festive home-cooked meals, and of course, truly drool-worthy sweets. The merriest time of year is the perfect occasion to hit up the kitchen, put on your baker's hat, and…
By Rachel Chapman
It's the most magical time of the year to start decorating your place for the holidays. Instead of going with traditional decor, be your very own interior designer and try something different this year. That means, instead of a standard green tree,…
By Rachel Chapman
In the past, you've gotten all dressed up in a sparkly outfit on New Year's Eve, and braved the cold to hit up a crowded bar with friends. You toasted at midnight, then headed back home where your cozy PJs were waiting for you. (Hallelujah!) Don't…
By Rachel Chapman
Let's be honest: You feel like the belle of the ball when all of your holiday party invites start to roll in. In fact, your December weekends are likely already booked up with gift exchanges, cookie swaps, ice skating dates, and ugly Christmas…
By Kristin Corpuz
The holiday season is officially here. Your town or city is decked out in ribbons, wreaths, and fairy lights, and you're ready to grab a hot cocoa and explore. You're filled with hope for the new year, and you're also simultaneously preparing…
By Julia Guerra
Attention bargain-shoppers: Black Friday is getting closer by the day, but I feel as though there are some assumptions about post-feasting thrifting that need clearing up. Sure, the biggest shopping day of the year is bae for scoring discounts on…
By Rachel Chapman
As excited as I am to eat homemade chocolate pecan pie, I can't wait to spend quality time with my friends this Thanksgiving. Even though we text all the time, there's something extra special about dedicating an entire day to giving thanks for the…
By Kristin Corpuz
If you're celebrating Friendsgiving this year, it might be difficult to figure out where to start. The food is really just the beginning. You also have to think about decor and ambiance, and you have to put on the most welcoming hostess face, even…
By Marisa Casciano
Excuse me, do you have the remote? Perfect. Cue "The One Where We Had Our Own Friendsgiving," please! Then, pass the bowl of mashed potatoes or a slice of pizza my way. (Did we order the Joey special? Two pizzas are better than one, and that's not a…
By Rachel Chapman
Going around the table and saying what you're most thankful for is likely easy, because you have the best crew of family and friends around. Your squad is basically like the family you chose, and that's why you plan on hosting Friendsgiving to…
By Alani Vargas
The last holiday of the year is a fun one. New Year's Eve is not really something super serious and literally revolves around drinking, partying, and spending time with friends. You don't have to go ham, but people tend to, and that's A-OK! It all…