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Serious Entertaining: New Year's Eve Party Tips from Event Planner Linnea Johansson

By New Years Eve, I've thrown and attended more than my fair share of holiday parties. I'll admit I'm a little worn out (can you get carpal tunnel from canapés?) and my wallet is feeling noticeably lighter. So to get amped for one last holiday hurrah in 2011, I turned to Linnea Johansson, a celebrity event planner, Elle contributor, chef, and author of Perfect Parties. In addition to sharing her top party tips, she shares recipes for smokey deviled eggs, black truffle & Parmesan popcorn, and a Prosecco cocktail. More

How To Host a Successful Potluck

If your Super Bowl party's a potluck and you're the host, Regina Hechlin's Nobody Ate My Dish over on CHOW.com is chock-full of tips on how to host a successful potluck, like this one: "Most people don’t like to be told, “Oh, bring whatever.” It makes them feel anxious. They like some guidance. So feel comfortable telling your guests what category of food to bring (appetizer, entrée, and so forth). Some people like to divide their friends into alphabetical groups and assign a category to each."... More

Super Bowl Party the Food Network Way

If you're planning a Super Bowl party completely from scratch and don't know where to start, the Food Network's put together a comprehensive Football Party mini site: their slightly fancy Ultimate Super Bowl Menu featuring recipes from Food Network stars (I like the look of Tyler Florence's Teriyaki Chicken Wings), lots of options for standard football party eats like nachos and chili, and football party tips from Guy Fieri.... More

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