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 Party Themes

Throw a fabulous birthday with our fun ideas for party themes. From kids' parties, such as luaus and sleepovers, to sophisticated adult party ideas, we have the coolest birthday party themes around. We give you suggestions for invitations, decorations, food, activities, and more with each theme idea, so you won't be stressed while putting together the perfect party. Entertain little ones with an awesome ocean party, complete with blue and green streamers, delicious party food, and edible art. For warm-weather birthdays, have a birthday campout in your backyard and serve up hot dogs, s'mores, ants on a log, and trail mix to stick with the theme. For older kids and adults, put together a one-of-a-kind tea party with our creative ideas for colorful place settings and other table decorations. Grown-ups will love our ice cream party, complete with sophisticated invites, stepped-up ice cream sundaes and a table full of toppings, and bubbly summer beverages. Finally, send your party guests home with simple and pleasing take-home party favors so your guests can remember your fantastic party for years to come.

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DIY Drink Stations (Cheers!)

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Sugar-Coated Ice Cream Social

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Ice Cream Social Party Ideas

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Farm-Theme Birthday Party for Kids

Searching for a birthday party theme? Head to the farm! Our farm-theme birthda...

Garden Party Ideas

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Birthday traditions begin with that first birthday milestone. Start a birthday...

Awesome Ocean Party

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Plan the perfect birthday party with these unique and easy ideas from real mom...

Throw a Patriotic Party

Summer's here, and it's time to celebrate! Serve up a color palette of red,...

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