How to Host Your First Friendsgiving

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So, you’re thinking about hosting your first friendsgiving this year. Well, buckle up because this isn’t your granny’s Thanksgiving. This is friendsgiving! It’s a time to kick back and spend quality time with your honorary “family” in a fun, laid back environment.

To properly show how to host a friendsgiving, we teamed up with one of our visual designers, Brandon Roush. Below, he shares décor advice, nametag ideas and tips on preparing for your first friendsgiving.

DIY Easter Table: How to Keep Little Ones Entertained

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Remember the kids’ table? You know, the little dining setup segregated from your “adulting” family. Whether it was a small, round dining table http://www.homemakers.com/kitchen-and-dining-tables/ or a pullout card table, almost everyone has experienced this seating arrangement, complete with waterproof tablecloth and paper napkins.

If you’re reading this post, we’re assuming you’ve now graduated to the adult table. Which means at mealtime, you understand the kids that need something more to look forward to than Uncle Phil’s casserole.

To help out, we talked to our senior visual designer, Brandon Roush. He shared tips on fashionable and fun Easter kids’ table decorations, like using a black sharpie to write names on terracotta pots and filling them with crayons for fun placeholders.

How to Host a Grown Up Movie (or Oscars!) Night

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Will this be the year that Leo finally earns an Oscar? Will Sam Smith walk away with his first Academy Award for his sultry 007 tune? All will be revealed in a few short days…

While Oscar nominees finalize their acceptance speeches and steam their Versace dresses, we commoners are preparing in a humbler fashion, piling pillows on the couch and heading to the store for chips and spinach dip.

However, just because you’re not draped in Swarovski crystals doesn’t mean you can’t watch the Oscars in Hollywood style.

With the following tips, you’ll add subtle glam to your home for any award-viewing soiree or movie night. We’ve even included a printable Oscar ballot at the end of this post!

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Holiday Cocktail Recipes From Around the World

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The Christmas season is all about traditions, and we love hearing about the different ways people celebrate year after year—especially if it involves food or drink! Here are some of our favorite yuletide indulgences from around the world.

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Halloween Cocktails & Drinks To Die For

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Why did the ghost go into the bar? …for the Boos.

Okay, okay. Now that you have your go-to Halloween joke, we hope you’re ready for some spooky, at-home booze recipes. Get your home bar decked out with fluffy spider webs and festive home décor because these Halloween cocktails and drinks are scary good.