Getting together with family and friends is what makes life great. Planning your party can be easy and fun. You'll find some great tips in this section to help you prepare the invitations and how to make the event memorable.

A major part of entertaining is serving food. You'll find articles here to help you cook for a crowd. There are also some great recipes for party drinks and entertainment ideas.

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   Cooking for a Crowd
There will inevitably come a time when you need to cook for a crowd and there are a few things you should keep in mind as you do so. Here are some pointers to get you started on your crowd cooking endeavors!

   Creating a Memorable Dinner
Whether it is your turn to put together a dinner for your family and friends, or you simply want to do something a little special for your significant other, why not do something special? Creating a memorable dinner is surprisingly easy, as long as you take a little care in planning it ahead of time. Here's what you do.

   Dinner Party Invitations
Have you ever wanted to host a formal dinner party, but were just a tad unsure where to begin? The proper place would be with the dinner party invitations. Don't let the fear of the unknown keep you from adding a touch of class to your next dinner party. Follow these simple guidelines and reclaim a touch of elegance.

   Entertaining Cooking
Food and entertainment often go hand-in-hand, but have you thought about using cooking as part of the entertainment? Using food as part of your entertaining can be fun as well as delicious.

   Entertainment for Parties
Whether you are throwing a birthday party for your children, or you are having a social gathering of your friends and family, you got to have entertainment. After all, without entertainment, no party truly seems complete. Finding the best entertainment for parties can be a relatively easy task, as long as you know what to do.

   Great Party Drinks
Sometimes you just need to throw that perfect party and there's only one thing holding you back—the issue of drinks. Find out how to make and decide on great drinks for you party!

   Great Virgin Party Drinks
Not everyone likes alcoholic drinks and so at any party you need to have some virgin options for your guests. Here are a few ideas and also some tips on how to handle your guests and the alcohol you serve them.

   Holiday Self Catering
Taking care of the food for a holiday event yourself can feel overwhelming. Try to plan things ahead so you won't have to worry.

   Hosting a Barbecue
Summer time has long been the traditional time for hosting a barbecue, but it doesn't have to be the only time. In order to host a successful barbecue you will need to do a little planning. Here are some guidelines that you can use to ensure your barbecue is as enjoyable as possible.

   Hosting a Family Dinner
Are you the one in charge of hosting your family's next get together? If that's the case, then you know exactly how stressful it can be to host a family dinner. Instead of trying to slap something together at the last minute, use these guidelines to help reduce the stress, while making it a truly memorable event.

   Magnificent Margaritas
Just about everyone has had a margarita at some point in time. But do you know how to make them? It is surprisingly easy. Here is a fantastic recipe for this classic party drink.

   Party Catering
Have you found yourself in a situation where you need to host a dinner party and you're not sure what to do? Maybe you have a family wedding or other large event coming up, and you were placed in charge of the food. Whatever the situation, you have just become a party caterer. Party catering doesn't need to be an overwhelming situation; here's why.

   Party Entertaining
In your circle of friends, is it your turn in the rotation to plan a dinner party? If so, there are many things to think about before your party is declared a success. Here are some great tips for party entertaining.

   Planning a Romantic Dinner
Never allow your guest to do any of the work. Make it clear that this special dinner was prepared in his honor. Halfway through the meal, perhaps you can discuss why you wanted to have the romantic dinner with her. Take the opportunity to discuss goals and commitments at a later date. The romantic dinner is for the here and now.

   Planning a Traditional Seder
One of the most important parts of properly celebrating the Passover holiday is holding a Seder. The Seder is the feast that is used to celebrate the Passover, and also in which the Exodus is reenacted. In planning a traditional Seder, attention to detail is of paramount importance.

   Seven Layer Dip
If you are having a get together, or are simply looking for a great dip to go along with your favorite chips, then you really can't overlook the possibility of seven layer dip. Use this seven layer dip recipe to make something that not only looks great, but tastes fantastic as well.

   Throw a Dinner Party with a Twist
If you're bored with the same old get together, call up some friends and try a dinner party with a twist. We've got seven lucky ideas for fun dining in.

   Throwing a Block Party
Have you ever gone to a block party before? These things are simply fantastic. After all, what could be better than having a huge barbecue or get together that includes your entire neighborhood. Not only is this a great way get to know your neighbors, it is always a fantastic method to build a sense of community. But how do you go about throwing a block party?