How to Class Up Your Holiday Table With DIY Place Cards

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Place cards are just one of the ways you can take your dinner party table to the next level. There's something about designing a seating arrangement that just gives the event an air of importance. Why not go one step further and create place cards out of unconventional materials? Here are a few easy ideas for... read more

5 Creative Hostess Gifts They Will Actually Use

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Anyone who entertains a lot has a closet somewhere in their house full of scented candles and cheap wine. Not that we're ungrateful, but a lot of thought goes into hosting an event. That's why the team at NousDecor put together this handy list of hostess gift ideas that are sure to be used and not stashed... read more

6 Creative Ways to Serve Appetizers This Season

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Throwing a party is a strictly social affair, held purely to give a reason for all your friends and friends of friends to hang out with each other at the same time. But there is something to be said for the pure delight that a few small bites and a nice cocktail can bring. According to the team at... read more

4 Tips for Throwing a Stylish Last-Minute Halloween Bash

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Halloween is a great excuse to get together with friends for food and drinks. And the good news is that you don't need a ton of prep time to give your space a quick and spooky upgrade. Glasses, candles, and vases all can make great Halloween mood-setters. The team at NousDecor searched the Internet for unique and... read more

How to Perfect the Art of the BBQ

Though the end of summer may be oh-so-sadly nearing, there's still time to get a BBQ or two in before those hot days come to a close. Not that you really need an excuse for bringing friends over for an outdoor gathering, of course, but the end of the season certainly marks a good time to haul out the grill for... read more

6 Ways to Throw a Party With Minimal Effort

So, of the "pick two" health triangle of doing well at work, having a robust social life, and sleep, you've clearly chosen social life. Of course, that means you're hosting party after party after party, which even if you're Jay Gatsby himself can start to get a little draining after a while. All the prep work involved, the decorating, the buying of the alcohol,... read more

This One Simple Trick Will Make Your Backyard Look Like Magic

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A backyard with the works—a sound system, a remote-controlled veranda, a deluxe fire pit—can take away that effervescent magic of sitting together outside the house and watching the stars on a warm summer night. While the latest and greatest in backyard additions is nice, we've got an idea for a decor piece that costs next to nothing, and will... read more

6 Ways to Try the Newest Entertaining Trend—Monochrome Tablescapes

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While we can't argue with the importance of tons of bright, beautiful color when developing a tablescape, occasionally the whole multicolor thing can lack variety when you see it done over and over in the thousands of photos in your various feeds. Hence, what makes the latest trend in tablescaping so interesting—going all out in a single color. Monochrome entertaining is the new way to infuse a dining experience with... read more

DIY Your Own Summer Twister Board

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Memorial Day is over (so bitter sweet), but that means that it's officially time for outdoor parties and entertaining! Have some fun at your next backyard shindig with a fun game or activity! Put your own twist on the classic Twister game but creating your own board and spinner with bright and bold summer colors.... read more

8 Epic Appetizers for Your New Year's Eve Party!

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The celebration of the year deserves party food that can stand up to the hype. End 2014 and start 2015 on an epic food note -- we know that's how you do it! Hot Bacon and Mushroom Dip Mmmm, bacon. The best way to serve this dip is hot with crackers or crostini... read more
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