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Snow is in the air and the writing is on the wall. Here's how to navigate this sticky situation.
It's a social activity, after all.
It's party season! The happ, happiest season of all! Maybe you're hosting, or maybe you'll be doing a lot of "guesting" ... Regardless, of what your Yule tiding role will be, here is the alphabet to guide you on the twenty-six dos and don'ts of party etiquette.
Easy tricks from the pros.
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of year when it comes to hosting friends and family. Rather than serving the standard fair of rum & eggnog or wine and beer, unique cocktails bring a flair to the party that will be sure to impress your guests, even if the turkey is slightly overcooked.
Tis' the season of get-togethers. Whether you are invited to a holiday lunch at your in-laws or to a cocktail party with your best friends, nothing says gracious guest quite as well as bringing along the perfect thank-you gift.
This dress is sure to impress!
It's great that you've gussied up, but the hosts don't care about your lipstick shade (it's Peach Pucker, thanks for noticing), they just care that you made it. Yeah. Right. They care what you brought them.
Festive? Cocktail? Or festive cocktail? The language of party invitations is key to cracking the dress code, well, code. Following are some cues to heed in your choice of attire. And heed away. Here's a guide to help you interpret the holiday party lingo.
'Tis the season for celebration, but sometimes, it can be hard to distinguish between business and pleasure — especially
With the holiday season fast approaching many are thinking about having friends and family over for a dinner party. What better way to celebrate the season than having a swanky dinner party? With the dinner party in mind, we decided to check in with Toronto's home entertaining maven, Dee Brun, a.k.a., the Cocktail Deeva to solicit her advice on throwing the ultimate party.
2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The holiday party is a tradition of the season. Thanks to germs, however, some of those memories may be less than pleasant. Infections are best spread in a crowd and the presence of a single person can lead to spread to some or all of the people in attendance. There are however, a few ways to minimize the chances for acquiring an infection and most are fairly easy to follow.
It's the holidays! For some of us, getting to a sense of fun and joy at this time of year is easy. For others, rather than "Yipee, what fun!" you might be thinking "Bah, humbug!" Here's a little holiday acronym to help you S.N.A.P. into Holiday Fun!
Some people go into the holiday season expecting to gain a few pounds. I say, that's the wrong perspective. Yes, inevitably you will indulge in a few favourites, but as far as calories in versus calories out is concerned, as long as you are still being active and getting your workouts in most days, maintaining your weight should not be an issue. Especially true if you are armed with some strategies beforehand.
A bit of planning leading up to a holiday party is the key to quelling any hosting anxieties. (An extra shot of rum in the
Temperatures have plummeted. Clocks are set back. Any day now, your inbox will be inundated with an influx of holiday invitations. One invite will likely be tied to celebrating the season with your colleagues. Here are five sure-fire ways to flop at the office holiday party -- so, don't.
The windchill has set in and it is that time of year again when our calendars fill with the fun (and not-so-fun) holiday soirées. There are easy ways to make it through the season without needing to buy new jeans one size up come January -- and to do so without feeling totally deprived.
It can be hard to keep people entertained during a holiday party. Your 14-year-old daughter might not want to play Trivial