Holiday Parties

Holiday Style: To Hose, Or Not To Hose

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

The great debate continues -- to hose or not to hose. In the winter, that really is the question. It's interesting that when it comes to pantyhose (or nylons), stockings (thigh high) and tights, both men and women seem to have an opinion. They're either for or against.

Holiday Gift Ideas For Every Kind Of Host

Sari Friedman | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Sari Friedman

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.

Tips For Conquering Social Anxiety At Holiday Events

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Does the thought of going to this year's holiday party make you uncomfortable? Do you prefer to avoid those social outings where you don't know anyone (or not everyone)? According to the New York Times, 40 to 75 per cent of people suffer from social anxiety. In fact, it's the number one social fear.

Take Your Holiday Party To The Next Level

Andrea Stairs | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Andrea Stairs

For 2015 the top holiday themes all have a classic or nostalgic twist. Think Charles Dickens, Hollywood in the 1950s or even a rustic cabin from the turn of the century. My favourite theme for the holidays is 1950's retro. But honestly, trends aside, just pick a theme that you love and think will be fun for your guests.

These 5 Tips Will Keep You From Overeating Over The Holidays

Jamie Logie | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

There are work events, dinners, parties and more food than you could ever need, so how can you manage it all? If you have been pretty mindful of your diet, the holidays don't have to be a time where it needs to go completely off the rails. You can stay on top of it with these five tips.

Make The Holidays Happier For A Family With Autism

Linda Mastroianni | Posted 12.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Linda Mastroianni

When my son was a toddler, I remember a few events that I declined to attend simply because it was too complicated -- I just didn't have it in me. Looking back at the earlier years, I realize just how little people new about my son and his autism. I think our experience would have been different had others been more aware.

Shortbread Cookies Get An Allergy-Friendly Makeover

The Huffington Post Canada | Pauline Osena | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Living

Bring on the cookie swaps!

A One Of A Kind Holiday Party Dress You Can Make Yourself

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 11.26.2015 | Canada Style

This dress is sure to impress!

This Nail Art Design Makes For The Perfect Holiday Manicure

Kaitlyn Elisabeth Beauty | Kaitlyn Delano | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada Style

Add touch of glam to your holiday party manicure.

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 hairstyles ...

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.