Entertaining

You don't need an excuse to entertain, but you do need some know-how to make your attempt at hosting a success. Whether you're an entertaining master or new to being a host, we've got tips on table settings to try, party games to play, understanding wine alcohol content, and other information every good host will want to know before the first guest arrives.

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It may be cold outside, but your house doesn't have to be. It turns out that the simplest touches—a sprig of this, a swath of that—are all you need to fill your home with holiday spirit.
8 Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home
These mini moves will turn your home into a warm and inviting winter retreat.
5 Steps to a Stress-Free Holiday Party
From setup to cleanup, a guide to hosting a sophisticated yet simple party.
21 Recipes From the December 2021 Issue of Real Simple
From cookies and treats to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth to cocktails and mains for a festive soiree, these recipes from the latest issue of Real Simple are sure to be your new go-tos.
5 Simple Ways to Prep Your Home for Overnight Guests
They'll feel right at home while you feel totally at ease.
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