DIY Drink Stations (Cheers!)

Our favorite party trend? Creative DIY drink stations that let party-goers play mixologist. We're sharing our favorite beverage stations, including an infused vodka station, a mojito station, and more. Once you set out the listed supplies, you're all ready to party!

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Birthday Party Hat Cakes -- Made In a Muffin Tin!

Baked in basic muffin tins (really!), these adorable birthday-hat shape cakes would be the hit of any birthday party.

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Throw a Fancy Dinner Party

Good food, good drinks, good company -- key elements for a great dinner party. Our foolproof plan for throwing an elegant dinner party includes tips for pairing wine, setting the table, and preparing a menu so you can be the host(ess) with the mostest.

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Our Latest Party Recipes

The latest recipes from the pages of Better Homes and Gardens are here, and we're thinking breakfast! Whether you're hosting a Sunday brunch or eating on the go, we have fresh, inventive recipes. Plus, we're sharing weeknight dinners and new takes on grapes.

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Fireside Cocktail Party

Blogger and entertaining expert Erin Gleeson shares her secrets and recipes for the coziest fireside cocktail party. It's time to say so long to summer, hello to fall.

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30 Minutes to Cheers! Throw an Impromptu Party (Really)

Quick! You've got 30 minutes to host a party. It's easier than you think to make the whole affair look like Betty Draper spent days planning it. Fake it 'til you make it with our DIY party tips, quick party recipes, and easy drink ideas.

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Birthday Idea! So-Easy Cookie Cakes

Three cookies plus three frosting colors stack to create an adorable birthday dessert that doesn't have to be shared.

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Birthday Cakes

Slice up some fun with decorated birthday cakes, theme cakes, tasty birthday treat ideas, and more with our recipes for homemade birthday cakes -- we have just the right cake designs for every occasion. For the birthday boy or girl, we have animal birthday cakes and cupcakes that will delight party guests of all ages. You can choose from pink poodle cupcakes and zoo animal cupcakes; a birthday cake that's shaped like a fishbowl and another that looks like an octopus. Make the most of a birthday dessert with our themed birthday cupcakes for boys, where you can choose from designs with sports-theme decorations, monster eyes, and even one designed to look like a root beer float! Our girls' birthday cupcakes will make the birthday honoree feel like a princess, with sweet flower-topped cupcakes and ice cream-frosted cupcake cones. Or choose from one of our sweet birthday cakes for girls, with pretty colors and sports themes. Want to get started on one of these creative birthday cakes but don't know where to begin? See our step-by-step instructions for baking and frosting a cake.

Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes for Girls

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Our Best Birthday Cake Recipes

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Best Chocolate Cake Ever: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Fudgy Frosting

Chocolate cake unlike any you've made before: Fudgy, tender, and moist are jus...

Animal Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes for Kids

Go a little wild! Throw an animal-theme birthday party for your child. These...

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Baked in basic muffin tins (really!), these adorable birthday-hat shape cakes...

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake

Make delicious strawberry shortcake from scratch we show you how to cut in the...

Creative Birthday Cakes for Kids

The birthday cake is a great place to start for a party theme. Whether your...

How to Decorate a Cake with Chopped Nuts

Embellish your decorated cake with a layer of chopped nuts on the sides of you...

Sophisticated Birthday Cakes for Adults

Simple yet elegant birthday cakes are perfect for classy adult birthday partie...

Birthday Cupcakes for Girls

Whether she's an athlete, an adventurer, or a princess, our cleverly decorated...

Birthday Cakes for Boys

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Cool Birthday Cakes

Wow the birthday party guests with a really cool birthday cake. Designed to...

Birthday Cupcakes for Boys

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How to Decorate a Cake with Frosting

We share the secrets for decorating a cake like a pro -- watch as our Test...

How to Decorate a Cake: Pastry Bag Techniques

Create a beautiful birthday cake or a cake for a special celebration. Our Test...

How to Make Fondant

All bakers should know how to make fondant. Watch as we show you how easy it i...

Cake Decorating: Easy Frosting Designs

Use household utensils -- a spoon and a fork -- to create easy frosting design...

Cake Decorating: How to Pipe Frosting

When it comes to cake decorating, one of the best tools for piping is already...

How to Decorate a Kids' Party Cupcakes

A few candies and some quick techniques turn you into a cake decorator! These...

How to Make a Layer Cake

Prep work is key to a sturdy, pretty layer cake. Check out our secrets to this...

Pretty Birthday Cakes for Women

Learn how to create beautiful birthday cakes for women with our sweet cake...

Funny Birthday Cakes

From birthday cakes disguised as main course meals to cute animals, our ideas...

How to Make Cheesecake

Learn how to make cheesecake -- the secret is knowing when its done baking....

Playing Cards Cake

Bid fun birthday greetings to your favorite card player with this delicious...

French-Toasted Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is made into light and sweet French toast in this breakfast...

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