For women, festive attire usually means a semi-formal cocktail dress or dressy separates that have a fun, holiday feel. For men, business casual attire is usually appropriate, though men often choose to wear a festive or... More » Holidays & Celebrations Party Planning

Festive attire often appears as a dress code term around the holiday season, and it generally means cocktail attire with a bit of holiday flair, such as a red skirt for women or a holiday-colored, striped top for men. Th... More » Beauty & Fashion Clothing Dress Codes

For men, festive attire generally means an outfit that conveys holiday spirit, such as with holiday-colored stripes or a green sweater, while maintaining a sophisticated appearance. With festive attire, men should opt fo... More »

A cocktail party invitation should include the vital information any guest needs to know, including the date and time of the party, the location, any required or suggested dress code and any RSVP requirements. In additio... More » Holidays & Celebrations Party Planning

Some ideas for a holiday party include a make-your-own food station and an ugly sweater contest. One idea for giving back to the community is to request donations to a local charity instead of having a gift exchange betw... More » Holidays & Celebrations Party Planning

The first step in scheduling a Mardi Gras party is determining the actual date of the holiday, which is always 46 days before Easter. The last step is deciding whether to set the party for Mardi Gras day or an earlier da... More » Holidays & Celebrations Party Planning

Men should wear a dark business suit and women should wear a cocktail dress or dressy separates. Many soiree hosts put information on the party invitation giving direction about how guests should dress. More »