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A no-host bar is a bar at a social event where guests are required to pay for their own drinks, according to Reference.com. The opposite of a no-host bar is an open bar, in which the person hosting the party pays for the... More »

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A cocktail reception is a reception at which guests are served alcoholic drinks rather than a full meal. While a cocktail reception can occur with many types of events, it is often viewed as an alternative to the traditi... More »

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Ideas and themes for a party for kids include a little princess tea party complete with dress-up gowns, tiaras and a designated table for tea time or a superhero party where guests are asked to dress as their favorite he... More »

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When planning a party, it is necessary to start with choosing an appropriate venue and deciding a theme before buying supplies and inviting guests. While selecting the venue, consider the type of guests in attendance. More »

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The classic rule of thumb for utensils is to place them so that guests work from the outside in as the meal progresses. Glasses are placed to the upper right of the plate and the bread and butter plate on the left. More »

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Games that get people to interact with one another and exchange objects and ideas, such as a white elephant gift exchange, camera hot potato or a game of "Who Am I," are fun ways to entertain guests at a party. The goal ... More »

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Place cards should contain the names of guests to be seated at a formal event, such as a wedding. It is appropriate to list couples on one card, but the individual members of a couple can also receive separate place card... More »

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