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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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Gather guests who each bring a wrapped ornament. Exchange the ornaments with a fun game. Serve fun food appropriate for the season. Enjoy time together as new or old friends. More »

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Depending on the length of the party, plan on providing 200 cans or 20 2-liter bottles for 100 guests. If the party will last longer than two to three hours, add an additional serving per guest each hour. More »

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Some tips for planning a commitment ceremony include choosing an appropriate venue for the ceremony and reception based on the number of guests invited and selecting a ceremony format that suits the couple. Because a com... More »

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A formal dinner program is a plan that gives dinner guests the itinerary for a meal event. It informs them of the culinary courses they can expect to receive, as well as the times of the dinner and any formalities and en... More »

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According to All Recipes, the first step in writing a party menu is to consider the guests and their particular food concerns, such as allergies, vegan and ethnic preferences. The party menu should include only dishes th... More »

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