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The Best Way to Keep Track of Your Glass at a Party

Parties are for drinking out of cups, and keeping track of your cup is an important part of that. I have, in my time as a hostess, encountered a few guests who just “aren’t into labels” but, seeing as organization and order are the cornerstones of a good party, labeled drinking vessels are very important […]

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The Best Christmas Party Is Russian New Year’s

Holiday parties are often more trouble than they’re worth. By the time December’s half over and you’ve survived a sloppy open bar or three, the idea of leaving the house ever again can be pretty unappetizing. This year, take a cue from the Russians: stay in and throw a banging dinner party.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Throw a Cheap Dinner Party: Cocktails

Food is the most important part of a dinner party, but booze is a close second. Rather than opening up your entire bar cart, focusing on one really good cocktail can keep your costs down while showing off your fancy barkeep skills. Here, we show you how to pre-batch a party’s worth of the American Trilogy […]

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Build This Snack Stadium If You Are Insane and Also an Architect

Do you love football? Do you love snacks? Do you you have a 10” double bevel miter saw? Then get ready for a DIY project that’ll delight small children and Super Bowl party guests in equal measure. Because we all know it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, it’s how many layers of dip are […]

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How to Pair Cocktails with Your Favorite Horror Movies

Halloween is the best holiday; this is a fact. Kids get to dress up like minions or a Frozen or whatever, stay out late, and—unless their neighbors hand out toothpaste, an act somehow not punishable by law—eat a truly unconscionable amount of candy. Adults can do all of the above and get drunk while watching […]

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Keep a Dedicated ‘Guest Computer’ for Your Houseguests 

After upgrading my laptop, I spent months feeling bad that I hadn’t yet sold the old one. It sat around for months, until one day when a friend was over to work on a writing project. He hadn’t brought his computer, so I fired up the spare laptop, whisking away my guilt. That spare computer […]

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