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

Smart-casual attire for women denotes a look that is polished, professional, conservative and well-pulled together but not dressy or formal. Elements for a smart-casual look can include trousers with a jacket and tastefu... More »

Attire that is considered business-casual is determined by any dress codes that are in place at work and sometimes by the preferences of the person in charge, which means the definition can vary widely by workplace. The ... More » Beauty & Fashion Clothing Dress Codes

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 »