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Birmingham Entertaining & Dinner Parties
Need some good ol' southern dinner party ideas? How about a playlist of great list music? You've come to the right place. We give you ideas to conquer a fabulous dinner party as nothing is better than an at-home party with good friends, good food and good drink! Throw in some perfect tunes and it's magical. In an effort to encourage ourselves, as well as our readers, to take the time to host a great meal every now and then, we create great ideas that actually do-able!
Playlists and holiday gatherings go together just like turkey and Thanksgiving, wreaths and Christmas … you get it. You need several at your fingertips, and here are the ones that we’ll have on hand!
With the holidays rapidly approaching, it’s time to start the prep work. Leave the basting of the turkey to someone else, and master the art of setting the table with style. Today, we share a few tips to inspire those hosting holiday parties with a table setting of our own!
Bookmark this article — The Dean of the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits’ top nine dinner party tips will breathe new life into your next gathering!
Host a good ol’ Southern tailgate party with creative — and easy — style that will enchant your guests. Get ready to be inspired by this football fete!
Making Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July entertaining a breeze with these helpful tips from some of the top entertainers in the South. They are here to guide you on how to set the table and what to serve! Image: Hester & Cook
Local tastemakers share their go-to recipes for crowd-pleasing, easy appetizers, the perfect quick fixes for a last-minute get-together!
Host a modern tea party for your friends, complete with cocktails, small bites and a delicious dessert from the author of Carolina Girl Cooks, Jennifer Glover.
“It’s one thing to have talents and creativity,” says Kristen Farmer Hall of The Nest, Baking Bandits and Feast & Forest. “Bravery is a totally different thing.” | Portrait Image: Meghan Murphy of A Still Breath Photography
We hit up some of the South’s best for five romantic cocktail recipes, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Birmingham’s once-forgotten Theatre District is making its rich history and bright future known with restored buildings and exciting ventures!
If you’re playing catch up to get ready for the holidays, here is a plan to throw an incredible holiday party for about $250 from Trader Joe’s.
Want to impress your Thanksgiving crowd with wines that make the turkey terrific and the stuffing stupendous? Check out these perfect wine pairings!
From the invitation and the al fresco decor to the craft cocktails and the to-die-for dishes, Birmingham’s entertaining experts show us how to throw a harvest party that will inspire you this fall!
Our party-planning experts share the insider tips to planning—and enjoying—an unforgettable and gorgeous gathering. Get the tricks of the trade!
If water cooler football talk sounds like a foreign language, this is the year you’ll be fluent, thanks to our ultimate SEC football guide. From chants and gear to players to watch and games not to miss, we have it all here, as well as a handy pin-able cheat sheet so you’ll always be in-the-know! Go…
This little tip we just picked up is making us way too happy in this heat … This fruit water is so easy to make, it’s beautiful AND it chills down your water in a flash!
Here is an easy July 4 meal you can pull together for a preplanned or last-minute party! Give yourself an hour, and you’ll have a party with food for eight ready to go!
Forty years in business means The Cook Store has the recipe for success down pat! And we bet there are things on this list you had no idea about!
With these make ahead recipes and inspiring table decor, you WILL want to have some friends over! Stop making excuses and make a plan to gather with friends!
Not heading to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday? No worries! Celebrate the Mardi Gras way right where you are with these delicious NOLA-inspired recipes that will keep you warm and toasty in the frigid temperatures coming our way.
We’ve put together an easy-to-execute, memorable Chinese New Year dinner party plan. You can do this! Once you read about it, you’ll understand just how easy it can be.
Looking for the perfect gift or in need of a few holiday decor items? Find a sleigh full of fabulously elegant items at Table Matters!
It’s not too late! Want to entertain a few friends before the holidays are over? It’s easy with these expert tips for a stress-free get-together.