Holidays

15 Must-Try Tips to Make Hosting Easier

Clever tips and foolproof strategies for making holiday (or any-day) entertaining a breeze.

Create a Cabbage Centerpiece

Tuck sweet peas in hollowed-out vegetables for a stunning arrangement.

DIY Cake Toppers for Every Celebration

In celebration of Real Simple’s 15th anniversary, we assembled an assortment of impressive do-it-yourself cake (and cupcake) toppers. These crafty embellishments will make any dessert look so special that party guests will probably ask where you bought them.

20 Quick Centerpiece Ideas

You’d be surprised by what you can make in no time.

6 Party Questions You’ve Always Had (But Didn’t Want to Ask)

Answers to everything you’ve been secretly wondering about.

15-Minute DIY Party Ideas

Fast, foolproof, and surprising ideas for any celebration.

7 Common Hosting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Even the most casual get-together requires some planning and prep. Avoid these common summertime hosting mistakes to make sure your event runs smoothly so your gathering stays festive and fun.

How to Create the Ultimate Birthday Banner

Five simple steps to creating party garland with serious pop.

American Girl Just Released Its First Boy Doll

The company is also unveiling new diverse dolls—and bringing back an old favorite.

Gifts for Any Level Gardener

Do you know someone who finds endless satisfaction cultivating her garden or digging his arms elbow deep in dirt? Support those outdoor activities, think outside the box, and consider giving that person a gift to assist them with their hobby.