Holiday Parties

The Perfect Ho-Ho-Host: Holiday Hosting Checklist

Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Living

When snow hits the ground, it can only mean one thing: ‘Tis the season for hosting parties! Something about the mix of eggnog, cold weather, present...

Be the Belle of the Ball, Not the Office Ho-Ho-Ho

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

When it comes to office holiday parties, there's almost always One. The One who looks absolutely incredible. The One who, when you see her, you do a double-take and can't believe your eyes. Here are five simple ways to ensure that you're The One at the office holiday party that they're discussing around the water cooler Monday morning -- in a good way.

Five Ways to Dress for Success at Your Holiday Party

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

Whether for business or pleasure, most people's December schedules are filled with cocktail parties and get-togethers. So how do successfully manage to stay on top of all these events, knowing that you're going out looking your absolute best? Here are five ways to ensure that you're well prepared and looking fabulous for any and all of your holiday festivities.

An Hour-By-Hour Look At How Holiday Excess Can Affect You

The Daily Mail | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Living

Why is that first festive drink so cheering -- and why can't you stop there? And what exactly makes you feel so dreadful the morning after? As the Chr...

Top 10 Rules to Throwing a Fabulous Party

Erin and Courtney Henderson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Style
Erin and Courtney Henderson

If something goes wrong (and it always does) never let 'em see you sweat. So the turkey burns, or red wine is spilt on the couch or the cat launches a lugee on the dance floor when everyone's rockin around the Christmas tree. Know that a gracious host stays calm under pressure.

10 Gifts To Give The Hostess With The Mostess

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies and Sarah Kelsey | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Style

Showing up empty-handed to a holiday party is one of those universal don'ts. It's not university, folks -- although showing up with a 6-pack is better...

PHOTOS: The Right Holiday 'Do For Your Hair

TheKit.ca | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Style

By Glynnis Mapp, TheKit.ca Long or short, straight or curly, Schwarzkopf's celebrity hairstylist Tyler Colton gives us tips for holiday hairsty...

Planning A Holiday Party? Activities For All Ages

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Living

It can be hard to keep people entertained during a holiday party. Your 14-year-old daughter might not want to play Trivial Pursuit with your mother, a...

Holiday Party Checklist: How To Get Your Bash Organized With Tips From Janette Ewan

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Style

Procrastination is bad, organization is good. It's a lesson that goes for almost every task in life -- especially when planning a party. The more orga...

How To Host A Stress-Free Holiday Party With Tips From Janette Ewan

The Huffington Post Canada | Meredith Gillies | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada Style

So you want to throw a holiday party and you're thinking about all of the planning details -- menu, drinks, decor and the guest list. Hosting the perf...

7 Ways to Party in Good Health

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

What's a flu-fearing, germ-wary, over-worked and exhausted person supposed to do during the holiday (read: flu) season? Keeping up with the spirit of the holidays and partying it up in style while maintaining good health can be a challenge, but it's possible to do it all.

Spooktacular Wine For Halloween

Erin and Courtney Henderson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Living
Erin and Courtney Henderson

With the scariest night of the year only a few sleeps away, many people we know are looking to fete All Hallows' Eve in style. And as costume parties abound, inevitably people start asking us about the perfect pairings for Fright Night that won't scare the daylights out of their bank accounts.