These Fourth of July Cupcakes Actually Explode

Impress every kid (and adult) at your party with these super fun and easy to make treats.

Easter Candy Recipes to Use Up All Those Leftovers

Peeps, Reese’s Eggs, and even chocolate bunnies are folded, dipped, and sprinkled into these festive desserts.

How to Make a Delicious Shamrock Shake at Home

Our homemade take on the fast food favorite keeps the minty flavor (and awesome color!) you love—but ditches the corn syrup and food coloring.

15 Must-Try Tips to Make Hosting Easier

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

10 Traditional Irish Desserts to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

From whiskey-spiked cakes to a bread and butter pudding, these desserts are authentically Irish (no green food coloring in sight). Whip one up for a St. Paddy’s day treat, then continue baking them all year ‘round.

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.

6 Simple, Celebratory New Year’s Eve Nibbles

These 6 appealing riffs on classic party nibbles are the perfect accompaniment to champagne cocktailsand are as simple to make as they are scrumptious.

8 Big Batch Cocktails Guaranteed to Delight a Crowd

Because nothing dulls a party faster than getting stuck behind the bar.