Melissa Rentz Olson

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How to Throw a Stress-Free Dinner Party

The no-stress, plan-ahead, you-can-do-it, strategic, genius guide to throwing a dinner party, according to Food52's Amanda Hesser<p>For years I threw parties on Saturday, dinner-party night across America. <b>This was a huge mistake.</b><p>Saturdays invite ambitious cooking and, with it, stress. These parties …

Ultimate Dinner Party Etiquette Guide

Warm Food Is Less Important Than Nice Plates, Dinner Party Survey Reveals

It may be hard to think of your Thanksgiving dinner as a legitimate "dinner party" with your nosy aunt Esther and Instagram-obsessed younger cousin at the table. But if there's any time of the year to polish off those vintage plates you compulsively brought over the summer and get your Martha …

101 Party Dos & Don'ts

How to throw a bash that guests will never forget.<p>For <i>House Beautiful</i>'s ultimate entertaining guide, we asked our favorite designers, event planners, and bloggers for advice about how to host a successful soiree. The experts share their easy tips for setting a stunning dinner table, creating an …