How to Host a Fun Backyard Cookout

Summer brings just the right weather for a wonderful backyard cookout. This is the best time to have a barbecue for your family and friends. A properly-planned backyard cookout will have your friends talking about it all summer long! Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

Party Ghoul, I Got You: A Halloween Party Planning Checklist

Halloween as kids is all fun and games. You dress up, you get free candy. The night ends with you on a sugar high riding into the sunset. But what do you do when the neighbor kicks you off her doorstep shouting, “You’ve got to stop! I’m not giving you free candy! You’re 38!” That means it's time to get a different excuse to eat too many sweets: a party.