Favorite Entertaining Things + iPAD Giveaway!

Entertaining Giveaway

Holidays to me mean a lot of entertaining, whether simple appetizers, a dessert party, or a sit-down dinner party! Today’s post is all about sharing My Favorite Entertaining! One lucky winner gets the entire gift pack (items listed below).

To celebrate the holidays, I’ve teamed up with 7 other bloggers to each share a few of our favorite things with our readers and give you the opportunity to win one, or all, of our favorite loves. And as another present to you, with each entry on every blog you’ll be entered to win a 16 GB Apple iPad Air.

Apple iPad Air

That is right! You can win my Favorite Things + the iPad Air!

Every blogger’s giveaway is different so make sure you hop around to see what awesome gifts you can win.

1. Love & Olive Oil | 2. Skinnytaste | 3. Reluctant Entertainer | 4. RecipeGirl | 5. A Southern Fairytale | 6. Gimme Some Oven | 7. Mountain Mama Cooks | 8. FoodieCrush

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My Favorite Entertaining Things!

1. Black napkins, a white glass plate, a canning jar (add your own cranberries and a tea light candle), and a set of 3 glass dishes.

2. MudPie “Company’s Coming!” tea towel and 3 darling appetizer utensils, 2 very cool garnishing tools, and 10 Wilton black and white doilies to make your white plate POP.

3. Fun chalkboard wall hanging – to write whatever you want on (from Creative Co-op).

4. Crate & Barrel. Buy your own set of appetizer plates – $25 gift card.

You are set. Entertaining is easy, especially if you have the right dishes and fun little extra pieces to make it special. I love how you can buy the essential pieces from the Dollar Store to get started, too. Oh, and by the way, no one asked me to share or promote their products – this is my own Favorite Things giveaway that I feel honored to offer my RE readers!

Here’s how it works:

-Enter to win my Favorite Entertaining Things gift pack, using the giveaway Rafflecopter widget below ($75 value).

-Take another look at the other other 7 bloggers (above) and their giveaway items in the collage above, and head on over to their sites to enter to win their favorite things, too.

-One winner will be chosen to receive my Favorite Entertaining Things Giveaway. All entries on my blog will be added to the other bloggers’ entry lists. From that list one Grand Prize Winner of the Apple 16 MB iPad Air will be selected via random.org.

-Every time you enter, it’s another change to win this amazing GRAND PRIZE GIFT, the iPad Air.

What’s your favorite way to entertain over the holidays?

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This giveaway is sponsored by me! Merry Christmas to my most valued readers – I am grateful for you!

   

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546 Responses to “Favorite Entertaining Things + iPAD Giveaway!”

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    Michelle S — December 14, 2013 @ 1:26 am

    Love to entertain with cocktails!

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    Millie — December 14, 2013 @ 2:19 am

    I love hanging out with friends and family that make me happy – that’s the best way to spend holiday season!

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    Johanna — December 14, 2013 @ 3:45 am

    My favourite way to entertain during the holiday is to cook a lot of food and sit down with all my family and friends and enjoy with a nice glass (or two) of wine!

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    Sally — December 14, 2013 @ 4:33 am

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is casually — buffet style.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 14, 2013 @ 5:24 am

    I love mixing up some fancy cocktails!! So fun!

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    Katie — December 14, 2013 @ 5:29 am

    I like to set up a hot chocolate bar.

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    Jane — December 14, 2013 @ 5:36 am

    Just the words, “Merry Christmas!”

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    Anne Dout — December 14, 2013 @ 5:42 am

    I love to make fun appetizers like goat cheese with quince paste or almond stuffed bacon wrapped dates.

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    Nornee — December 14, 2013 @ 5:54 am

    I love having friends over to decorate the tree!

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    Alyson — December 14, 2013 @ 6:06 am

    I entertain by going to my moms house and bringing all the Christmas cookies I’ve made.

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    Brittany — December 14, 2013 @ 6:11 am

    I love to spend one to two days prior to the event cooking up a storm with my mom in the kitchen – I think I enjoy it more than she does! I like getting as much done ahead of time as possible, so that when the guests arrive, I can be social instead of checking on a million things in the oven :)

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    Daniela — December 14, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    Prepping ahead and spending time with family

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    Elizabeth Fitzmaurice — December 14, 2013 @ 6:20 am

    I don’t do any of the entertaining in my tiny apartment so my form of spreading the blessing of Christmas is saying Merry Christmas to everyone I encounter and sending cards to my loved ones.

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    Elizabeth Fitzmaurice — December 14, 2013 @ 6:24 am

    I follow you on Pinterest. (dominustecum)

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    Elizabeth Fitzmaurice — December 14, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    I Tweeted about the giveaway. (@fitzelizabeth)

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    Bethany — December 14, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    I love to have family and friends over for snacks and wine

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    Christine P — December 14, 2013 @ 6:37 am

    I love hosting a potluck rather than my own dinner party. It is always fun to see what everyone brings – it is always so different and a great way to try new things!

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    Shoshana — December 14, 2013 @ 6:44 am

    I haven’t gotten to the point of entertaining yet, but I think bringing sweet and spicy nuts to snack on will become a tradition!

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    Robin — December 14, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    I like being casual with my family and friends over the holidays.

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    Amber — December 14, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    I love to have friends over for cookie and gift exchanges.

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    VictoriaN — December 14, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    I like low key entertaining during the holidays. Getting together with just a few people at a time takes the stress out of the holidays for me.

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    Katrina — December 14, 2013 @ 7:11 am

    I love having simple potluck parties!

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    Stephanie — December 14, 2013 @ 7:21 am

    quiet family dinner and yummy baked treats

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    Melissa — December 14, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    I love low-key get togethers with friends. Quiet music, conversation, drinks, appetizers, and the light of the Christmas tree!

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    Skylar S — December 14, 2013 @ 7:25 am

    Love to entertain with appetizers and a white elephant gift exchange

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    Heather — December 14, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    I love having family and friends over for dinner during the holidays!

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    Caitlin — December 14, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    A fondue party with friends :)

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    Megan — December 14, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    I love to entertain with appetizers and cocktails!!

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    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — December 14, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Charcuterie platter. . for sure!!! and wine!

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    Sue — December 14, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Love small spur of the moment get togethers

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    Gina — December 14, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    I love hot chocolate parties!

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    Melissa B in IL — December 14, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Love to have friends over for drinks, appetizers and cookies!

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    cindy b. — December 14, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    hanging out with friends – something casual

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    Nicole — December 14, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    My favorite way to entertain is a laid back get together with lots of friends.

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    Becky — December 14, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    My favorite way to entertain? Yes…I like it all :) I especially like entertaining with an activity, like decorating cookies together!

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    Mandi — December 14, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    I love to entertain at my house, just a laid back meal with something special (a dish, a game, a gift, etc).

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    Sandy Wagner — December 14, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    I love to entertain with anything handmade. I feel it shows love and care. I also have an open door policy, everyone is welcome.

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    Jacqui — December 14, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    My favorite way to entertain is with a cookie exchange! My favorite kind of party :-)

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    Katherine — December 14, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Love to have friends over to bake/decorate cookies and drink wine

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    Katie Brizendine — December 14, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    With a lot of wassail

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    Candy S — December 14, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    potluck! bring your favorites…

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    Sara — December 14, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    I love to have friends over for appetizers and cocktail.

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    Kristin — December 14, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    I love to entertain at home with friends and family around.

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    Debra Womack — December 14, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    My favorite way to entertain for the holidays is to cook a nice meal, eat around the table, and have nice, fun, lively conversation.

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    JenS — December 14, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    My favorite way to entertain over the holidays is with appetizers, dips/veggies and some wine. Just very casual so everyone is comfortable and not stressed!

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    Celeste — December 14, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    I love holiday crafting parties!

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    Melanie F — December 14, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Easy and casual with good friends

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    Jaan L — December 14, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I love baking tons of cookies, cakes, and all sorts of candies. Then invite family and friends over to enjoy them with us.

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    Heather B — December 14, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I make a huge brunch and then a huge dinner and friends and family come and go as they need to, whether it is to work or wherever else they need to be.

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    marisa — December 14, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    casual get togethers with friends and family.

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    Jessica Williams — December 14, 2013 @ 8:59 am

    I like to entertain at the holidays with appetizers and cocktails.

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    Barbara Weis W — December 14, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    Wine tasting party!

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    Jenn K. — December 14, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I like to have family over for a potluck dinner on Christmas eve and then we all go to church together.

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    Sascha — December 14, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    cook a lot of food

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    Crystal A. (@EatDrinkClev) — December 14, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I love to have a Christmas brunch! So many yummy foods to choose from and a great excuse to mix up some champagne cocktails.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — December 14, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    I love a great big potluck where everyone can share a favorite dish and the recipe.

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    ladywild — December 14, 2013 @ 9:14 am

    I love having friends over for dessert. I love to bake…such a great excuse to bake too much and have some fun without having to plan out a full dinner.

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    Seyma Shabbir — December 14, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    Having a small party for friends and family!

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    nur ain husna — December 14, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    i love reading,so my mum bought this book for me.it called ‘THE MAGIC’ by Rhonda Byrne

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    Carla S — December 14, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    My favorite way is to have a snack and baked goods potluck.

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    Haz — December 14, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    Bonfire

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    Terri — December 14, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    We have a small house. So serving buffet style is the easiest way to go. Plus I’m free to hold my new baby grandson as much as I want once everything’s out!

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    Linda Crawford — December 14, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Looks like a lot of fun

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    Libby — December 14, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    small family dinner, watching Christmas movies and enjoying homemade goodies

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    LaurenP — December 14, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    I love to incorporate a craft project into my holiday parties – maybe decorating cookies, making holiday ornaments. The holidays can be stressful, so it’s nice to have something fun to do to unwind, especially when it’s a group of people that might not know each other well.

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    Barbara — December 14, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    I try to go to other people’s parties and not worry too much about things during holidays ;)

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    Tiffany — December 14, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    buffet style simplifies things but everyone still manages to have a good time

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    Lisa Matarazzo — December 14, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Sharing food and time with my family and friends is my favorite thing about the holidays

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    Nicole Doria — December 14, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    I love to use my three way crockpot when entertaining! Love hot dips

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    Lynda Garcia — December 14, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I like to entertain by doing a cookie swap :)

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    Kyrstin — December 14, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    I love just having a simple night with everyone over to relax, talk, and have a few drinks!

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    Shannon — December 14, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    I love white elephant gift exchanges!

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    Jo H — December 14, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Christmas Eve with the family is my favorite way to entertain during the holidays.

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    Laura — December 14, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    I love low-key, just hanging out with friends with plenty of good food!

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    john — December 14, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    My favorite way to entertain involves a pot luck with friends. The meal comes together in an interesting way because everyone has different cooking styles and favorite things to make, and the bonus is that the food is already made and everyone only had to make one or two things, so when we’re all together, we can spend time with one another rather than in the kitchen!

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    Jessica B — December 14, 2013 @ 9:38 am

    at someone else’s house! :)

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    Barb — December 14, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    I entertain very small groups to make it personal

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    Colleen — December 14, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    friends over for easy appetizers and a glass of wine

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    Lisa Chick — December 14, 2013 @ 9:43 am

    Having friends and family over for a party, love that we take the time at such a busy time of year!

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    Liz — December 14, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I love to entertain with good wine and good friends!

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    Jillian — December 14, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    It’s not a party without cocktails and appetizers!

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    Paula V — December 14, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    Simple gathering of light appetizers with focus on visiting around fireplace.

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    alyssa t — December 14, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Casual parties with friends are the best way to celebrate the holidays. low key and fun!

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    Laine — December 14, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    We’re doing a kids cookie decorating party this year. Usually my favorite is brunch + mimosas :)

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    Lynda — December 14, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    potlucks

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    Megan B — December 14, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Love to entertain with cocktails and appetizers!

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    Olivia — December 14, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    My fave way to spend the holidays is with my family on Christmas eve! We love just being together and laughing!

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    Debs — December 14, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    I love to host a Yankee swap.

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    Rachelle — December 14, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is with easy comfort food. We make homemade breadsticks and soups.

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    Michele Munguia — December 14, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    I don’t entertain much, but my favorite thing is to spend time with my family at my mothers house. :)

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    Amanda — December 14, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    Everybody bringing a favorite dish and hanging out with a fire going is a great way to entertain and have fun!

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    Rachel B. — December 14, 2013 @ 9:58 am

    I love to have open houses so people can come, eat/socialize and go as they please!

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    Heidi Babi — December 14, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    I love to make a couple of big dishes, and then have the guests bring their favorite sides, and turn it into a tasting party!

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    Brenda — December 14, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    I don’t entertain anymore, I travel to be with family on holidays

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    Tara Dieterle — December 14, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I love to entertain with my homemade eggnog :)

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    Jamie | Jamie's Recipes — December 14, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    I love hosting a New Year’s Day Bloody Mary brunch.

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    Ashley P — December 14, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    I like to keep it simple, with close friends and good food. Next year I want to try a cookie exchange party!

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    Gina Guthrie — December 14, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I love to host a holiday potluck!

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    Leanne T — December 14, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I love to have friends and family over for cocktails and a nice dinner!

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    Miranda — December 14, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    I love to get all the family together and make new family memories.

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    Michelle T. — December 14, 2013 @ 10:08 am

    I like to cook for family.

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    Reese — December 14, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    By keeping it simple with appetizers and finger foods

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    EllenQ — December 14, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I love to have craft parties with lots of mulled cider!

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    Sharill Rivera — December 14, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I love to entertain with baked goodies, in fact with anything that I can cook! Food is it, I just love to experiment in the kitchen and cook for others!!

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    Susan — December 14, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Potluck – gives everyone a chance to bring something and makes it easier for the hostess!

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    Elizabeth B — December 14, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    I like to make holiday cookies!

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    Denise O. — December 14, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    I like having a cookie swap party.

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    Jan — December 14, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    I really like casual and/or family get togethers.

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    szkent — December 14, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    A cookie swap or book gift exchange party for the little ones.

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    Laura in Texas — December 14, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Love to hang out with friends

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    tammy cordery — December 14, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    potluck everyone brings some thing I supply the drinks

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    Pam — December 14, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    I am not good at hosting anything at the holidays or any other time, but I have the fondest memories of impromptu get togethers with friends to celebrate the season.

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    Kristen — December 14, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    I like to entertain with comfort food.

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    Michelle — December 14, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I love to make it a family event. We all help prepare the food and get to spend time together while doing it!

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    Sasha — December 14, 2013 @ 10:24 am

    Hosting friends and family for Christmas Eve :-)

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    Heather — December 14, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Favorite way to entertain is a cookie exchange! We have so much fun baking different types of cookies and then each of us taking home a variety of all the cookies :)

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    Emily R. — December 14, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    We usually don’t host anything at the holidays because of travel, but we have been trying to do more game nights at our house with my husband’s parents, brother and sister-in-law.

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    Emily — December 14, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    I love to entertain with simple finger foods and cocktails!

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    Zan C — December 14, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I love causal entertaining at home with friends and family by the fireplace.

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    Megan H. — December 14, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    White Elephants are fun!

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    Andrea — December 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    quietly and in my jammies.

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    Grace A — December 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    Baking and cooking for family and friends!

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    Becki @ Bites 'n Brews — December 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    I love doing bottle shares of craft beer!

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    Sally Tews — December 14, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Cook a head of time~buffet style~and then ENJOY time with friends and family.

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    Deborah Rosen — December 14, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is with an open house with a somewhat short time schedule (maybe 2 to 3 hours). It gives everyone the chance to pop in without making a crazy time commitment and I don’t have to worry about entertaining a huge group of people for hours.

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    charli rae gause — December 14, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    i love cocktails!

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    Dawn — December 14, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    I like to entertain during the holiday with easy make ahead appetizers.

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    Karen Walker — December 14, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Favorite way to entertain: no stress, just have a few friends over and make delicious goodies to share. I love cookie swaps too. And Dollar Store gift swaps. Merry Christmas to you!

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    Beth — December 14, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Having friends over for super-causal, relaxed evenings!

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    Nicole Balogh — December 14, 2013 @ 10:40 am

    I love to have friends over for a holiday party where I serve lots of fun appetizers and cocktails.

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    Emma — December 14, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    My favorite way to entertain during the holiday is to bake, bake, bake!

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    Lesa — December 14, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Getting together for lunch!!

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    Beth — December 14, 2013 @ 10:43 am

    I love to have a casual get together with friends, wine, and food.

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    R G — December 14, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    I like to entertain with a buffet of finger foods and easy appetizers.

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    Kelly D — December 14, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    I like having friends and family over for a holiday party with dinner and dessert and wine!

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    Shelly — December 14, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Getting together for hot chocolate or coffee!

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    Colleen Boudreau — December 14, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Having close friends over for wine and gifts.

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    Leann Lindeman — December 14, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I really don’t entertain that much, but I do enjoy fixing a big Christmas lunch for family.

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    Jessie C. — December 14, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Cocktails and baked goods are always good ideas.

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    Jennifer Martinez — December 14, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    My favourite way to entertain is with my sister and her family! I love taking turns at each others houses

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    Karen E — December 14, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Stress free!
    Today we are celebrating my son’s tenth birthday with more people than we have ever fit into our small house. Oh well. they all love us . It will be tight but cozy and fun.

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    megan — December 14, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    i love casual family gatherings!

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    Lisa L — December 14, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Good food and great friends.

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    Sarah W — December 14, 2013 @ 11:02 am

    I love to have a dessert bar at my house! Christmas desserts are so wonderful.

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    teri — December 14, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    tree trimming party

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    Erika — December 14, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Nice smelling candles, decadent desserts, and fabulous wine!

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    Susan S — December 14, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    to cook with my Mom while listening to our holiday music

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    Erin — December 14, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    Hosting a cookie exchange, I’m having some girlfriends over on Thursday, should be fun!

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    Stephanie — December 14, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    I love to entertain with lots of food and a relaxed environment: buffet style, sit/stand wherever you want (living room, dining room, kitchen, …)

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    Lori Scott — December 14, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Appetizers….lots of little choices.

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    Iris R. — December 14, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I love to have a low-key night by the fire with bourbon cider cocktails ad maybe a few cookies.

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    Allison — December 14, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    A cookie exchange!

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    Mini — December 14, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Baking/making holiday treats for friends in my warm kitchen!

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    keisha — December 14, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Bourbon balls!

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    MaryB — December 14, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    I love to entertain with a casual and festive Christmas Eve brunch for family and friends. So much fun!

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    LeAnn A — December 14, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Love family time at Christmas!

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    Jana Gach — December 14, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    I love to bake. Also I’m obsessed with Pinterest, so my friends always know I’ll have a fun new creation to try!

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    Kirstin — December 14, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    I love very casual entertaining during the holidays

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    Linda K. — December 14, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    Favorite way to entertain? Just come over. LOL.

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — December 14, 2013 @ 11:20 am

    It’s food and music and MORE food and music all the way for me. It doesn’t so much matter which food, and which music, as much as it matters WHO!

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    Stephanie S — December 14, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    Getting friends together for a cookie exchange is a great way to celebrate the holidays!!

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    jamie — December 14, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    I love sewing and specialty coffees!

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    Phyllis — December 14, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    I’m really not an entertainer. We have 2 family members here for Christmas & that is it. So holidays are very simple. Honestly I like it that way

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    Alycia Hacke — December 14, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    Bake, bake, bake!!!!

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    Mary Ann — December 14, 2013 @ 11:27 am

    I love to entertain family and friends with a sit down dinner on Christmas Day. When my kids were younger we did both Eve and Day.

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    Kim McCallie — December 14, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I love to entertain with my close family.

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    Mai — December 14, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I love having cocktail parties with lots of little bits.

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    angel — December 14, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    I love laid back gatherings with family and friends where we all pass out favorite foods and relax !

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    Wendi — December 14, 2013 @ 11:31 am

    A relaxed atmosphere, lots of Christmas lights and candles, great Christmas music, lots of finger foods and great friends.

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    Amy S — December 14, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I don’t entertain a lot but I love to just spend time with friends

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    Rebekah — December 14, 2013 @ 11:38 am

    always have Christmas cookies!

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    Cathy Janovitz — December 14, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    My favorite way to entertain is with a small gathering of friends and family

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    Mason Canyon — December 14, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Sharing food and fellowship with family and friends is my favorite way of entertaining.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    Debi B — December 14, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    I like to make an assortment of appetizers and lots of sweets:-)

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    Susan — December 14, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    My favorite way to entertain in with small groups and my favorite appetizers. Just relax and enjoy….

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    Victoria — December 14, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Love Cookie swaps!!

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    Sarah Hardage — December 14, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    My favourite way to entertain during the holidays is to host a board game night with food and booze. We make sure to have the mixings for everyone’s favourite drinks, and I bake sweets and savoury sides to have snack food around. Then we play things like Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Arkham Horror, Bang!, or Cards Against Humanity.

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    Siggi — December 14, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Good food and good drinks and the best company is the way to entertain during the holidays (accompanied by a roaring fire and snow on the ground outside) :)

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    Jenny — December 14, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Cocktails and dessert

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    j oleary — December 14, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Spending time with family and friends

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    mandy h — December 14, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    cookie exchange

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    Mary S — December 14, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    I like quiet evenings with wine or cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, soft music and friends. And sometimes I follow it with a simple but elegant dinner.

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    Kate — December 14, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    Every year my husband and I host a party at the country club because otherwise we can NEVER hit our required spending. I love that party – I get to get kind of dressed up (girls night out), have fun with my friends, eat amazing food and not have to stress or worry or clean up.

    I love having other fun get togethers over the summer, but for holiday entertaining, our annual party can’t be beat.

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    Terri C — December 14, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    Love to have a beautiful table but set up a buffet, I think people enjoy a buffet when it’s set up beautifully too.

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    Tabathia B — December 14, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    I like doing party platters

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    Bri — December 14, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    I love entertaining with cocktails and appetizers!

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    Heather Darling — December 14, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

    A tea party with a nice spread of sweets!

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    Jessica Ford — December 14, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

    I love having friends over for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for the holidays.

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    Joan — December 14, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    Just a nice simply,very stress free, get together with the people I love most in the world.

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    Richella at Imparting Grace — December 14, 2013 @ 12:47 pm

    What a fun giveaway! I love an “Open House”–lots of yummy nibbles and beverages out on tables; friends coming and going.

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    Kellie scully — December 14, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    My fav way to entertain is to make yummy food , which has gotten easier since Pinterest !! And have those I care about most all under one roof

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    Tara — December 14, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

    My favorite thing lately is holiday shopping!

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    Brittney — December 14, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    We always have a Christmas Eve fondue bar! With freshly caught Dungoness crabs from some friends!

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    Becky — December 14, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    With food!

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    LeShaye — December 14, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    I like to spend the holidays with the family. Just a big hodge podge of people!

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    Kim C — December 14, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    My favorite way to entertain during the holiday is having a simple sit down dinner with close friends and family.

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    christine — December 14, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    my favorite way to entertain is to feed people (of course) their favorite things! or to have fun themed meals like a decorated waffle bar, full on brunches, etc!

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    Alex — December 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    charcuterie and champagne!

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    Chantel W. — December 14, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    I love to entertian with delicious baked goods

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    Cheryle — December 14, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    I love to entertain by cooking for my family and making homemade gifts for family and friends

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    Jennifer Medina — December 14, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    I like having a relaxing meal with friends & family. Serve it up buffet style & let everyone go at it

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    Jane Thompson — December 14, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    I love making appetizers for my parties.

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    Laura — December 14, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is a casual cocktail party with good snacks and great drinks. Cheers!

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    Susan Broughton — December 14, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    We do not entertain much anymore. But we use to have friends over with drinks or punch and appetizers and maybe later after most of the people are gone would settle in to play cards with a few of out closest friends. Of course family is a completely different way.

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    Mary Wright — December 14, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    I love potlucks. I know so many great cooks and it is fun to share and learn from each other.

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    Waco Bayless — December 14, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is, Buffet Style.

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    Diana — December 14, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    A big Hanuakkah party with latkes and donuts!

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    Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) — December 14, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Potluck dinner parties. (My fellow grad students and I also sometimes have end-of-the-term waffle parties where everyone brings waffle toppings to share.)

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    Margot C — December 14, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    I like to have a dinner party with cheese appetizer and a big dessert

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    Kristin P. — December 14, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    I love nothing more than a super casual night in with good wine (preferably some warm mulled wine), friends and a fire…and the kids at Grandma and Grandpa’s house!

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    Marcia Duff — December 14, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    I love to have a Christmas Cookie exchange

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    Sheri — December 14, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    my favorite way to entertain is to bake!

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    Taysha Riggs — December 14, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    I entertain with treats and eggnog

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    kendall — December 14, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Big pots of soup, many bottles of wine and easy weeknight dinner parties

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    Jonathan C. — December 14, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Love to light some winter candles and enjoy the soft light of a Christmas tree.

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    Kimberly — December 14, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

    My way to make any holiday gathering feel cozy is mulled wine and spiced cider!

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    Julie Turner — December 14, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Cookies and Cocoa Christmas movie night!

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    Allison Krzastek — December 14, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    I like to host little appetizer or dessert parties. Everyone brings something, but it’s much less fuss than a full meal!

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    Brie — December 14, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    I love a cookie exchange as a means to entertain

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    Kimberly — December 14, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    I love to have a cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres and Christmas goodies!!

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    Judi Welke — December 14, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    An open house…

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    Katie M — December 14, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

    I love to bake! If we have guests staying with us overnight during the holidays, I love to put out a big breakfast spread: cinnamon rolls, quiches, ebleskivers, fresh fruit, orange juliuses, etc.

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    Anie U — December 14, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    My favorite holiday entertaining revolves around a cookie swap – so much fun :)

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    tcmary — December 14, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    My fav way to entertain is a formal sit down dinner

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    Denise Konkel — December 14, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Baked brie and a lot of cookies!

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    Natasha — December 14, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    Make a big main dish like a lasagna or hotspot with some sides and have everyone gather around the table and eat together! :)

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    Yi @ Yi Reservation — December 14, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    i like to host holiday parties and share good food with friends and family

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    Susan P. — December 14, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    I like to have family get togethers where everyone brings their favorite dish. Sometimes we have it at my house and sometimes we have it at my MIL’s house.

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    Robin Plemmons — December 14, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    My entertainment is simple: combine alcohol & board games. Wine & Scattergories. Beer & Apples to Apples. Moonshine & Strip Poker. Maybe throw in some cereal for later.

    Thanks for the opportunity! Merry Christmas!

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    itzia — December 14, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    I like to entertain with board games and cocktails

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    Maria — December 14, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    Love to read a good book, or watch a good movie

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    Elena — December 14, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    I like to entertain with lots of appetizers and nice music

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    jenny nicole — December 14, 2013 @ 2:57 pm

    i am a major foodie so i like to entertain my providing a variety of different foods! i like bring people new things they haven’t tried it!

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    Abby — December 14, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Not sure, really. I’ve moved a bunch over the past few years and haven’t had a lot of folks over. Something I should work on, I guess! :)

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    Erin R. — December 14, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    Brunch on a Sunday morning. So fun and easy.

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    Linda R. — December 14, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    I love to entertain by serving a buffet style meal.

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    Monica — December 14, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    Decorating, dinner with family, and lots of home baked goodies!

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    Amy J — December 14, 2013 @ 3:28 pm

    I like to make a simple meal (usually in the crockpot) with simple sides and appetizers, so I can spend more time visiting with family and friends!

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    Karen lynch — December 14, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    I like having having noshes out and a buffet, casual but comfortable.

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    Phoebe — December 14, 2013 @ 3:39 pm

    I like to bake with my friends and family!

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    mc — December 14, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    i like to keep it simple with fondue – less prepping, more time spent with family. :)

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    BMG — December 14, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

    I like to spend the holidays leisurely doing what I like when I want.

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    Ashley Boone — December 14, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Favorite way to entertain is with lots of good food, wine, and desserts!

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    mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry — December 14, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    Simply!

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    Sarah Beer — December 14, 2013 @ 4:18 pm

    I cook most of the holiday food the day before, so that when guests arrive I’m not spending all of my time in the kitchen! :)

    Happy Holidays.

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    Magdalena V — December 14, 2013 @ 4:20 pm

    With good fun some fun games and great music :)

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    Karol — December 14, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Love spending the Christmas season with my girls and their friends. Also the time spent with family.

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    Michelle Bryant — December 14, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    Favorite way to entertain…potluck!

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    Brenda Mills — December 14, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    I love entertaining in my home good friends and new possible new good friends in a very casual way. Jeans and comfy tops of your choice or wear your pajamas just feel welcome and have a good time! Dining is buffet style and drinks are make your own the way you like it remembering to drink responsibly or I will have your keys! I always try to get things done in a way that allows me to get the kitchen clean and relax with a little toddy before party time. Crock pots and warming trays make that possible Oh! and the Fondue Pot.

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    Amy's Cooking Adventures — December 14, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

    I love to host game or movie nights with festive apps & drinks!

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    Tricia — December 14, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    I love baking for all of my friends and family during the holidays!

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    Kristin Thomas — December 14, 2013 @ 5:01 pm

    potluck simple stress free and fun

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    Rena — December 14, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    Love to invite family and friends over for small intimate get togethers

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    libby — December 14, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is to do buffet with two meats and assorted veggies and desserts

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    Amy C. — December 14, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    To have a nice meal with family at home is how I like to entertain. :) After we eat together we play games or watch a movie.

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    Nataly Carbonell — December 14, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    I like to cook and eat yummy food, dance, and travel!

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    Sheri — December 14, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    I love to entertain casually with soup and sandwiches.

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    Stefanie — December 14, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    I love hanging out with family!

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    Monica F — December 14, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is at someone else’s house! I just volunteer to help with cooking and/or clean-up.

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    Virginia — December 14, 2013 @ 5:22 pm

    Entertain w/apps and desserts during the holidays

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    Lidya — December 14, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    My fav way is to DIY gifts and bake for my close friends (:

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    Bree — December 14, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    I love a cookie swap party!

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    Rachell — December 14, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

    I love to have a white elephant gift exchange. They are so fun and people are so creative with it.

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    Charla — December 14, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    My favorite things include all of our trees….nine this year…..and entertaining various groups of friends and family.

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    wendy rozema — December 14, 2013 @ 5:55 pm

    my favorite way to entertain during the holiday is having a group over and eating appetizers and drinking Christmas drinks!

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    robin — December 14, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    To have extra meals in the freezer for visiting family.

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    Emily Wells — December 14, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

    I love potlucks–takes the burden of doing all of the cooking off of me!

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    Ashley Fancher — December 14, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    Cookie Exchange!

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    Mindy Kinnaman — December 14, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    Bonding over fun games with a delicious dinner and great drinks.

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    Kenya — December 14, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    We love to do casual Christmas dinner and play games for the rest of the night. It gets crazy!

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    Cindy A. — December 14, 2013 @ 6:35 pm

    I love small gatherings with family and close friends.

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    Calli — December 14, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    playing board games, drinking and eating snacks!

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    Amber — December 14, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    Love having friends and family over for the holidays, and baking for neighbors and friends as gifts.

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    kathy pilato — December 14, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

    Having friends and family over!

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    Brenda Hyde — December 14, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    I love buffet style– the ease, and the fun of decorating for it– no downsides:)

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    Siobhan Malone — December 14, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing and doing this!!

    I love having an ugly sweater christmas party and taking photos of everyone like a photo booth!! Puts a smile on everyones face and always have a great time!! Plus all the creative sweaters is so fun!!

    Thanks so much and Happy Christmas!!

    Xx Siobhan

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    Kristin Barclay — December 14, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    Spontaneous gatherings of friends and family!

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    Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas — December 14, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    I like to entertain by having game nights with lots of great treats. It’s casual and fun and low pressure.

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    Brenda — December 14, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    Feeding as many people as possible….Love to cook for the holidays….

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    Julie D. — December 14, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    I love having an appetizer and dessert bar. Very casual so everyone feels relaxed.

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    Sinead — December 14, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

    My favorite way to celebrate is with family and a beautiful party

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    Sharon — December 14, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    I love small dinner parties with great food and conversation.

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    Kathy — December 14, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    I like to keep things casual with family and friends, potlucks are always nice.

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    Nicole — December 14, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    I love hosting cookie exchange parties!

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    Kimberly — December 14, 2013 @ 8:43 pm

    A love having a holiday craft night!

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    Becky @ A Calculated Whisk — December 14, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    I love to have cocktail parties with fondue!

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    Abby — December 14, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    I just keep things simple but bring the people I love into our home for delicious food!

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    Kim — December 14, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    I love to have dessert by the fireplace! Cozy & warm!

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    Amy — December 14, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    Making food for people you love, nothing feels better!

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    Lizzy — December 14, 2013 @ 9:15 pm

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is with cocktails and appetizers so that people can stop in and stay as little or as long as they like without feeling oblligated to a set time.

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    betsy — December 14, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    Fondue Party!!

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    Sara — December 14, 2013 @ 9:19 pm

    I love hosting a cookie exchange!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc — December 14, 2013 @ 9:22 pm

    my favorite entertaining involves my kids and my sisters and brother. Less is more for sure

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    jenn erin — December 14, 2013 @ 9:28 pm

    definitely making good food! and of course, supplying good wine!

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    sara — December 14, 2013 @ 9:33 pm

    We host an open house cocktail party of Xmas eve. So fun and casual.

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    Erin — December 14, 2013 @ 9:42 pm

    Love to entertain to celebrate my sons birthday on Christmas Eve

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    Jenny Hartin — December 14, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    Cooking for friends

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    Cathy — December 14, 2013 @ 9:51 pm

    I love to enjoy the holidays with a quiet turkey dinner, lots of goodies, gift exchange and watch movies with hubby.

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    karel — December 14, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

    I like to keep it stress free and let somebody else do the work.

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    Loida — December 14, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    I love to entertain with great food and great company.

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    Sarah Elenes — December 14, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

    I like to entertain with my dog’s skills to do stuff!

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    Laura — December 14, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    I just threw a “Favorite Things” party, and loved every bit of it!

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    Dawn Morse — December 14, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    I love entertaining by having friends over for drinks.

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    Heather — December 14, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    anything with family

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    Melissa — December 14, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    Getting together with the family and telling stories

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    Amelia Conrad — December 14, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    I love to make a big batch of soup for family and friends over the holidays, pop open a bottle of wine, and enjoy time together!

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    Christine — December 14, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

    A small group of good friends, savory appetizers and good wine, a lingering dinner with a crunchy salad, and sparkling water late into the night.

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    Linda — December 14, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    Family gatherings are the best since we are scattered around and have a hard time getting together, even for the holidays.

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    Ginu Gill — December 14, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    I love to whip up some pasta and easy dishes and bake lots of goodies. I like to cook but I’m not good at it! I get confused easily on what to make and how to make it, lol! But I have a potluck and invite family over to play games and watch movies and open lots of presents!!

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    Yvette N. — December 14, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

    When we entertain, it is usually buffet style. We set up long tables in our living room. We have had
    25-30 for a sit down dinner, too, and it’s so funny how everyone loves to congregates in the kitchen:)

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    Mandy — December 14, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

    Chinese hot pot with friends! Everyone sits around together, cook yummy food right in front of us, and it keeps us warm! :)

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    Kathryn Church — December 15, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    Buffet style with lots of Christmas music.

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    Andrina G — December 15, 2013 @ 2:30 am

    I enjoy having family over for a causal Christmas Even dinner. I like to bake a ham and my guests bring a dish. It is very nice.

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    Dani H — December 15, 2013 @ 2:55 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to host Christmas Eve dinner for my family and friends. And fixing breakfast Christmas morning at my daughter’s house after the grandkids have opened their gifts.

    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway! Happy Holidays!

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    Joni Owada — December 15, 2013 @ 5:10 am

    Love to sit around with friends, with the fireplace going and sit around singing with the guitar.

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    Crista — December 15, 2013 @ 5:44 am

    I like to put together the meal plans and to cook for my friends and family! I have several dates set form now until New Years Day that I will be cooking for friends!!

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    Bea S — December 15, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    I definitely love holiday shopping and having a great time with friends and family!

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    Susan H. — December 15, 2013 @ 6:42 am

    My fav way to entertain is casual pot luck where everyone brings something.

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    Allison — December 15, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    Appetizers and cocktails with friends. And a good card game.

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    Jill R — December 15, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    I love throwing dinner parties for family and friends!

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    Deborah — December 15, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    Entertaining over the holidays = family and friends around the table or around the fire, with hot drinks and sweet and savory finger foods.

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    Ashlee — December 15, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    I haven’t had a space yet with which I can entertain, but I absolutely love baking cookies and giving them to people. I give them to my loved ones, friends, coworkers, and last year I even gave some to my landlord (in my defense, he was the best landlord a gal could ever have). I’m hoping to have a proper space soon so that I might entertain people next year, but until then, cookies will have to suffice. :)

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    Sara @ Not So Doughie — December 15, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    I love to entertain with SNACKS & GOOD DRINKS. Everyone loves to snack and eat appetizers and it is a great way to mix and mingle. If I have a smaller group of people a sit down dinner is preferred as it is more intimate. I love to cook so my main celebrations center around delicious food!

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    Margaret — December 15, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Cozy snowy weekend stew & mulled wine group suppers.

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    Anne P, — December 15, 2013 @ 8:54 am

    I love to go out to be entertained with friends and family. Stress free is best this time of year.

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    Kimt — December 15, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I like to make cookies and coffee cake to give out.

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    Stacey M — December 15, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I love to be with family and friends! For us it is a week of holiday fun!

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    Holly H — December 15, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    We finally have a big enough place to have Christmas at our house this year! I’m excited to get out all the christmas dishes I bought several years ago and have not had a chance to use yet!

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    Maggie Wallace — December 15, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    My favorite way to entertain is making christmas cookies, christmas games and just sharing stories!

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    auntie beak — December 15, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    i love to make interesting, different, special recipes for entertaining. this year i did a candy cane coffee cake (sooo cute!) and chicken liver pate from organic, free range, pastured chickens. delicious!

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    Julianne — December 15, 2013 @ 9:42 am

    A Christmas cookie and cocktails party!!

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    Kimi — December 15, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    casual with lots of family

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    tammigirl — December 15, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    I love it when the house is full of family and friends. Casual, fun, relaxed. That’s my favorite. We had a day like this yesterday and it was lovely.

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    Sèmôn — December 15, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I like to entertain with close friends, but since I’m not Martha Stewart, I prefer that everyone brings something along. That way I’m not stuck in the kitchen & everyone’s tastes or diets are covered.

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    Deb E — December 15, 2013 @ 10:50 am

    I like to have everyone share their foods so potluck is the easiest for that and we all enjoy it.

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    Stephanie — December 15, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I entertain by feeding people (and that’s not really exclusive to the holidays, either)!

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    kelly rae — December 15, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    keeping it relaxed so everyone feels at home

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    Anne — December 15, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    My favorite way to entertain at any time is by taking people out to dinner. I am not at all comfortable having our friends over–I figure my mismatched furniture is no place for somebody who repaints a room three times in a row because she’s just not satisfied with the exact shade of ivory she chose the first two times. I’d rather save us both the ulcer!

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    Ellen M. — December 15, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Casually – potlucks or appetizer & dessert parties. Many thanks!

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    Ashley C — December 15, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    I love cooking and baking for my guests! There is something special about holiday foods that brings people together

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Melinda @ cooking ala mel — December 15, 2013 @ 11:35 am

    I love having laid back get togethers with family.. appetizers, cookies, no fuss!

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    Shari B. — December 15, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Make a big paella on Christmas day.

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    Debra Cox — December 15, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    I would love to win and use for entertaining!

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    amanda — December 15, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    fav way to entertain is to host a dinner party. good food + good friends is where it’s at.

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    Tatiana — December 15, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Lately, we have been meeting friends for outdoor excursions like skate skiing, snowshoeing, or running, then meeting for something to eat later. Sometimes we have crock pot cooking and wine waiting for us when we get back, sometimes we head to a restaurant. It is so important to still go out and be active during the winters and its so much more fun with friends.

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    Ann Robertson — December 15, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is a dinner party.

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    katrina — December 15, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    A cookie making party!

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    Xanthi — December 15, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    baking various christmas cookies/deserts with my son

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    ali — December 15, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    i love to have an appetizer party….

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    Cindy — December 15, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is to host a potluck, it’s so fun trying everyone’s favorite recipes.

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    illy junus — December 15, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    I love have good party with good food and good friends

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    Heather @ From Here to There — December 15, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    I love having friends over for a cookie exchange or sitting around a fire with smores and hot chocolate!

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    Grace — December 15, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Gingerbread house decorating party! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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    Amanda D — December 15, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    I love to have an open house with homemade desserts and all the Christmas decorations out.

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    Jolie — December 15, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    I love getting together with family and friends eating and playing all kinds of games. Board games, corn hole, whatever….to get everyone laughing and teasing each other.

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    Janet Brown — December 15, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    I love to have girlfriends over – whoever wants to bring something to share, does, and we sit around the kitchen table and laugh and gab for hours.

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    Katelyn M — December 15, 2013 @ 3:31 pm

    My fave way to entertain is to throw a big Christmas party with loads of comfort foods and sweets- just having my friends and loved ones together makes me SO happy!

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    Michelle — December 15, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    I love to find a new seasonal cocktail and invite friends for drinks, apps and desserts.

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    Melanie — December 15, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    The best way to entertain for me is to call my brother because he’s hilarious

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    Rachel McConnell — December 15, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    appetizers!! :)

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    Meg — December 15, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is to have many little bite-sized appetizers as possible! And some type of cheese is always a must. And some dips as well!

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    Erin — December 15, 2013 @ 6:38 pm

    I love to spend time with family and friends around the holidays by having a secret santa/ cookie exchange party!

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    Carolyn — December 15, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

    I love gift exchanges with friends!

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    Chrissie — December 15, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    I love, love, love white elephant parties!

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    Valerie — December 15, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    Well I don’t really do much entertaining but I do love to BE entertained. Good food good friends and family.

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    Kirsten H. — December 15, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    I don’t entertain… I go to other people’s houses. I’m only really a fan of intimate family gettogether.

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    Malissa W — December 15, 2013 @ 7:21 pm

    Lots of appetizers and good variety of drinks. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    ariana grlj — December 15, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    I love entertaining with cocktails and wine and fancy cheese :) i also like playing games with my friends and family

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    Christine M — December 15, 2013 @ 7:40 pm

    I like to prepare everything myself. Guests bring the drinks.

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    CJ Pillow — December 15, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    I like to entertain with afternoon tea.

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    Jessica w — December 15, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    I love parties that can have the guest leave with something. Like a cookie decorating one,etc.

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    rayraycartucci — December 15, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    I some years have had a cookie making party…and we drink wine..it’s always been a successful event for me!

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    Erin — December 15, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    Cookie exchange!

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    Rose — December 15, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is by having a hot pot/asian style fondue because it’s so easy to prepare and guests cook their own meals!

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    Cassandra Eastman — December 15, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    I love having family over and making christmas sugar cookies together with the kids. We always have a turkey dinner at my parents on Christmas Day!

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    Jennifer W — December 15, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

    Lots of elaborate cooking!

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    seas — December 15, 2013 @ 11:02 pm

    Causal with friends and/or family over to eat whatever we can throw together.

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    Jennifer K. C. — December 15, 2013 @ 11:34 pm

    My favorite way to entertain over the holidays is a informal sit down dinner with lots of love and lots of wine!

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    Rachael — December 15, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    I love just having my family over for a home cooked meal. The guys can talk sports or politics or video games, and us girls can talk about whatever we want cause no one is paying attention to us anyway!

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    Jamie Rose — December 16, 2013 @ 12:47 am

    I just love to drink beer/cocktails with the family and eat appetizers while watching a movie on TV. Nice and relaxing.

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    TaraO — December 16, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    I love to have my family over for Christmas Eve Dinner!
    cteeobrien{at}cox[dot]net

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    janice — December 16, 2013 @ 1:01 am

    I love entertaining family. My grandchildren are college age and I try to do an fun activity with them every year for our annual pre-Christmas celebration. They love taking pictures, and this year I’m making holiday-themed photo booth props to use in their photos. Making memories!

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    Jacob LaFountaine — December 16, 2013 @ 1:45 am

    Buy in some pizzas and drinks. Sit around, watch tv and have a chat

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    Endless Summer — December 16, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is by having a family gathering and dinner

    Elena Rudaya
    queen-of-pain @ yandex.com

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    Louise — December 16, 2013 @ 5:31 am

    I love spending time with my family. Tough to do these days as my boys are away at college. Can’t wait for them to come home.
    Cheers
    Louise

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    Nabeela Ismail — December 16, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    I love to help my mum by taking over with the baking, while she makes her roast chicken and lots of delicious veg and potatoes.

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    Sandy — December 16, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    Our annual Christmas Party for friends and family with tons of appetizers, so delicious!

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    Lindsay — December 16, 2013 @ 8:10 am

    Potluck – less stress!

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    Laura — December 16, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    Drinks and music keep everyone in good spirits, simple little foods for easy access, and some fun games keep us laughing.

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    Angie — December 16, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    We love to do wine tastings for our friends.

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    Emily — December 16, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    A cookie swap!

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    Kathleen Downes — December 16, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    I like to getting together with friends and family and playing games.

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    bn100 — December 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    cooking at home

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    Lindy — December 16, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I love to entertain with friends and a bonfire

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    Cindi Decker — December 16, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    I love to entertain with a buffet style meal.

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    Jeanne — December 16, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to keep my guests excited for what’s next. Greeting them at the door with a signature cocktail and introducing fun little touches throughout the party. I love the feeling I get when everyone calls the next day to say they are still thinking about what a good time they had!

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    Patty B — December 16, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to host a cookie exchange for all my girlfriends :)

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    Judy Meek — December 16, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    Favorite way to entertain? Covered dish finger foods!

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    Jessica — December 16, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    Cookie decorating party!

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    Anastasiya — December 16, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    I love watching christmas movie!

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    Elisabeth — December 16, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    I’m a pretty casual entertainer. I do like to have a lot of food though! :)

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    morgan — December 16, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

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    morgan — December 16, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    I enjoy entertaining for friends, I always make a big dinner, have board games and of course cocktails.

    This is such an awesome giveaway. Happy holidays and thank you.

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    Lauren — December 16, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    I actually don’t do the entertaining… I tend to go over to friends houses and we all prepare food, drinks and play cards. Fun times!

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    Emily J — December 16, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    I prefer informal gatherings with unexpected holiday food. My favorite meal to serve is homemade pizza!

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    Ananda — December 16, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    I love to entertain while cooking something delicious and different for my guests. I try to come up with a dish that I can most guests haven’t tried before :-) And then hope for the best that they will like it :-))

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    Beccs — December 16, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

    I like hosting appetizer + dessert parties

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    JenS — December 16, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    I love being with friends and family since the season goes by SO quickly! I am a huge baker and love to give away goodies :)

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    Carrie — December 16, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is with great music and lots of appetizers!

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    Mary — December 16, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    Quality time w/ the Family!
    :)

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    Mary — December 16, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    Family time, sitting around the fire w/ hot cocoa!
    :)

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    Natalie S — December 16, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    I always host a cookie exchange party!

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    Tania S. — December 16, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is to have a “My Favorite Things” Christmas party. Each guest brings their favorite thing (with a set $ amount usually under $10) and we do a gift exchange and of course enjoy finger foods and yummy desserts.

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    Lily — December 16, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is with good music and good food!

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    soha molina — December 16, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    Having family over on Xmas Eve

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    Danyelle — December 16, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

    Holiday music, finger food and wine!

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    Tracy — December 16, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

    A few good friends/family, lots of nibbles, nice wine, good music. And minimal clean-up at the end.

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    Kristyn — December 16, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    playing board games, or on the wii, and everyone all cooking together in the kitchen

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    D SCHMIDT — December 16, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    I like to provide a variety of snacks everyone enjoys, nice music and a variety of board games.

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    Leigh — December 16, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    Cupcakes!

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    Amy S — December 16, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    I like a family gathering to make holiday candy and cookies!

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    Marie — December 16, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    I like to entertain with dinner and drinks!

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    Tiffany H. (@a_tiffyfit) — December 16, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    A small informal gathering :)

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    Pam Gurganus — December 16, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is a small gathering of good friends, great food and fun games!

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    Taryn — December 16, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    By baking up a storm!

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    Jess — December 16, 2013 @ 8:41 pm

    Cookie decorating party with fancy cocktails.

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    Megan F. — December 16, 2013 @ 8:48 pm

    I love to have dinner and watch holiday movies with the people I love and a great deal of mexican hot cocoa and sweet treats.

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    Lynn G. — December 16, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Relaxing with my family over comfort food!
    Lynn G.

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    Jennifer — December 16, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    My favorite is a New Year’s Eve party (adults and kids) with a fire in the fireplace and another fire outside in the fire pit. We have easy finger food apps and desserts. At midnight there are sparklers, champagne poppers, and noise makers.

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    Sabrina — December 16, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    I love doing cookie swaps!

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    Shannon — December 16, 2013 @ 10:27 pm

    Watching holiday movies!

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    Mona — December 16, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    I love having my family over, hot chocolate, some cocktails and nibbles, and play the official game of Christmas (a new one every year).

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    Dezi A — December 17, 2013 @ 1:27 am

    At a restaurant. ;) sethdez@hotmail.com

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    Lulu — December 17, 2013 @ 4:41 am

    parties, parties, parties!!!

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    Fatjola Memishaj — December 17, 2013 @ 6:34 am

    Love cooking!!!!!! ONLY cooking the most delicious recipes for my most loved family!!!

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    Julie L — December 17, 2013 @ 6:35 am

    I love baking for everyone!

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    Betty Sanfilippo — December 17, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    My favorite way to entertain is an appetizer party.

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    MomQueenBee — December 17, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    My favorite things are Christmas cookies and the family who will eat them.

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    Kathryn — December 17, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I love making cookies for my family and friends!

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    Carmen — December 17, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    potluck – makes it easier on me

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    Sally Tews — December 17, 2013 @ 9:45 am

    Cocktails made ahead of time~and a buffet dinner,just make things easy for entertaining.

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    Thomas Murphy — December 17, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I like to have lots of good food and drink.

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    Fatima Gebara — December 17, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    I love to have close friends and family over for a get-together with new foods I have tried to make :)

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    Tai — December 17, 2013 @ 10:58 am

    I cook a chicken/ roast and a salad and have others bring the sides. We also decide on a theme, it makes it fun to dress up…

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    Barbara — December 17, 2013 @ 11:15 am

    In our home, Christmas is truly for the grandchildren sooo I use Iphoto to print pictures of family members from the previous Christmas opening gifts. Then I use these for name tags on gifts!! Our grandchildren love handing out the presents and when they were younger this way they didn’t need to read the names. It is very fun especially if the pictures are a bit entertaining :)

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    Emily — December 17, 2013 @ 11:24 am

    With small groups of friends, something in the air that smells good, Christmas music playing, and delicious treats!

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    Samantha — December 17, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    Love to entertain by baking together :)

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    Juwairiya S — December 17, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    LIked on facebook!

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    Elizabeth — December 17, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    I love traveling to a place for Christmas that is cold enough to wear a heavy sweater everyday!

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    Phoebe — December 17, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    I love to be surrounded by my loved ones!

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    Kate — December 17, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    I love casual game nights with my friends.

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    Cindy — December 17, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    My favorite way to entertain around the holidays is cocktails and small snacks, with a few sweets for good measure.

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    Linsley — December 17, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    By throwing parties!

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    Priscilla S. — December 17, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    I like a casual get together with lots of great food, sweets and Christmas carols.

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    Rachael F — December 17, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Cookie Swap! It is a great Girls night or Sunday afternoon!

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    Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's — December 17, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    I love to entertain with a cookie swap!

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    Natasha — December 17, 2013 @ 6:08 pm

    I like to entertain with baked goods!

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    Mary Gardner — December 17, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

    I like to entertain very casually with lots of finger foods and snacks.

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    Janine McNally — December 17, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

    Low key, casual. Buffet style

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    Jennifer Burns — December 17, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    I love to spend time entertaining family— it’s my favorite!

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    Christina — December 17, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

    I love to have friends over for snacks and games.

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    Jeanette — December 17, 2013 @ 9:46 pm

    I love Christmas Eve.. . Hot chocolate in the large thermos, homemade Christmas cookies and family in a decorated car driving around to look at holiday lights… We wish everyone we see Merry Christmas while we are driving around…

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    Michelle F. — December 17, 2013 @ 10:13 pm

    I cook a big satisfying meal.

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    JJ Blandford — December 17, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

    I’m livng pot luck style entertaining this holiday season. I provide a main meat dish and have friends brings sides, appetizers and desserts. I get to enjoy more of the party and other really like to contribute! Everyone wins!

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    Kenia — December 17, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    I love to entertain my family with food, games and great music.

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    Marinela Diaz — December 17, 2013 @ 11:04 pm

    Since I am not that good in cooking, my favorite way to entertain is to serve native delicacies/dishes (which my relatives made with love) to my guests.

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    meredith — December 17, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    My fav way to entertain is have everyone over for game or movie night! Great way to be close during these cold months

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    kesha werstein — December 18, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    I entertain with a gift exchange. Wine,snacks, and friends!

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    Jacqueline — December 18, 2013 @ 3:20 am

    My favorite way to entertain during the holidays is making holiday favorite foods and sharing a meal or cookie swaps, or parties, where everyone gets a chance to partake of some holiday cheer.

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    Kathy F — December 18, 2013 @ 4:55 am

    I entertain with home cooked food, drinks and activities :)

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    Sarah — December 18, 2013 @ 5:39 am

    Love to have cheese parties on Christmas eve!

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    Ehara Poetry — December 18, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    go shopping with all my family <3

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    Yashica — December 18, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to let others people do it for me lol

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    Alyson — December 18, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    My favorite way to entertain is having all the family over for a simple, relaxing pot-luck meal where no one is in a hurry to leave, so we sit around and talk for hours!

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    Jasmine — December 18, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    My favorite way to entertain over the holidays is with a cookie party, or a gingerbread house party!

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    Andrea — December 18, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    I prefer small gatherings in my home for the holidays.

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    SaraC — December 18, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    My favorite way to entertain is just a simple family gathering with good food & LOTS of treats

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    Ashley Outland — December 18, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    During the holidays, we always have a family party where everyone brings an appetizer or a dessert and a gift and we exchange gifts, eat, and have a great time!

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    Julia — December 18, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

    I love baking up delicious cakes and pies for my guests!

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    gira — December 18, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    White elephant is always a great way to get everyone laughing !

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    Leah M — December 18, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    I love to entertain in simple yet classy ways! No pressure, just good food, good friends/family & a good Holiday movie :)

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    Holly — December 18, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    I love some festive games and drinks!

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    Miyun — December 18, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is to have plenty of wine and homemade pizza with cheese and crackers. I love entertaining my friends and family.

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    Susan Fuller — December 18, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    We make all kinds of homemade goodies throughout the year to bring out during the holidays :)

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    Cathie — December 18, 2013 @ 3:29 pm

    casually, just hanging around with friends, hot cocoa, cookies, etc.

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    Elis B. — December 18, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    I like to watch movies.

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    Joanna F — December 18, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    Casual dinner!

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    Sandra — December 18, 2013 @ 6:29 pm

    Simple dinner with a few friends and lots of treats!

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    Christina — December 18, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    I like to have people over for wine tasting and fancy cheese. Just 2-4 other people; I prefer small groups.

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    Renee — December 18, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    I like to entertain with fondue and wine.

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    Janice Svercek — December 18, 2013 @ 8:54 pm

    I love to entertain at home with all home-made goodies. Nothing store bought.

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    Theresa J — December 18, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    I love casual get togethers.

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    Jessica Lodge — December 19, 2013 @ 1:04 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to have snacks and appetizers at my house then go out to a nice restaurant for dinner. It eliminates some of the work, and a lot of cleanup!

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    Toneria M — December 19, 2013 @ 1:47 am

    Nothing like baking a fresh batch of cookies, slicing up cheese, and assorting fruits and crackers along with a great bottle of wine for friends and family.

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    Francy — December 19, 2013 @ 6:43 am

    I love to set up a cookie bar during the holidays.

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    paula h — December 19, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    I love small dinner parties

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    Amy — December 19, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Favorite way to entertain us to grill herb marinated salmon and serve with fresh corn.

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    Donna Lamontagne — December 19, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

    My favorite thing is iced cookies.

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    Meghan Cooper — December 19, 2013 @ 10:59 pm

    Ugly sweater party!

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    Terri B — December 19, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

    I love having a Christmas Eve dinner!

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    Kristin Janzen — December 20, 2013 @ 12:02 am

    My favourite way to entertain is to have my most loved friends and family over for appys, drinks and games!

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    Stacey Lehwald — December 20, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Most of our entertaining revolves around our kitchen island;). It’s like a magnet or something!

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    Amanda Sakovitz — December 20, 2013 @ 7:37 am

    I like having family and friends over for the holidays!

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    Lesley — December 20, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to have friends over for cocktails and fancy finger appetizers

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    Laura — December 20, 2013 @ 8:09 am

    My favorite way to entertain is tho have friend and family over for potluck cocktails and appetizers

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    Leah — December 20, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    I love small gatherings with favorite friends–good food, games, lots of laughing!

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    Ace — December 20, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    My favorite way to entertain is lots of small little groups. That way you get multiple parties and the chance to really hang out with everyone.

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    melissa — December 20, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    WIth mulled wine and spiced rum cider!

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    Judith Carlisle — December 20, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    I love cooking for friends and family and spending time with loved ones more than anything.

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    Franziska — December 20, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to hang out with family and friends over a lovely home cooked meal and a glass of wine.

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    Michelle Gershon — December 20, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    Love entertaining friends and family with lots of delicious food and great conversation — and a good wine, of course.

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    Barb S — December 20, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    I just enjoy having my family around during the holidays.
    Opening gifts, cooking a giant ham and hanging out.

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    Penny — December 20, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    I enjoy small get togethers with family and friends.

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    Sharon Ghee — December 20, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    My favorite way to entertain is to gather the family and have games and lots of good food and fun!

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    Erin — December 20, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    I love picking out a specialty cocktail to make and putting out some apps for everyone to snack on, turning on some good party music and busting out Cards Against Humanity.

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    Amanda White — December 20, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I don’t entertain much but when we do, it’s usually around our backyard firepit with smoked ribs, chicken, and pulled pork bbq.

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    Lauren — December 20, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    I love casual entertaining – inviting friends over for a day of baking. It’s a lot more relaxed amongst all the holiday parties and everyone leaves with treats!

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    katie — December 20, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    entertaining at a restaurant!

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    Susan Holman — December 20, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Love to have friends drop by during the day as they can and give them cookies and goodies to take home with them.

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    Shane R. — December 20, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    I like to make them goodies! I rarely have parties at my place though so I bring the entertaining to them!

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    Becca s — December 20, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Lots of food and laughs!

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    Maria — December 20, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    My favorite way to entertain is with some really good wine and music!

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    Meredith — December 20, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    My favorite way to entertain over the holidays is with help from my friends or sisters! Coming together to create something makes it all the more fun… and easier since duties are split up :)

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    Christy Sanchez — December 20, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    Casual fun with my relatives. Good food & lots of laughs.

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    Debbie W — December 20, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    I like to have lots of good food and a casual gathering of friends.

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    Jane — December 20, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    Spending a quiet evening cooking and sharing with family and friends.

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    Sonya M — December 20, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    With a very informal gathering of friends!

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    Teresa Albright — December 20, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    love baking cupcakes from scratch and sharing with my family :)

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    Megan Warren — December 20, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    We like to be casual on the holidays. Dinner with the family and lots of laughs!!

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    Tina H. — December 20, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    Go simple.. snack foods! :0)

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    Kimberly Deacon — December 20, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is lots of food, cocktails and music.

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    debbie — December 20, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    Wine and dessert parties.

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    Catherine — December 20, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    Invite friends over for brunch – less stress than dinner + mimosas!

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    Melissa W — December 20, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    I love entertaining my family at my place!!!

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    Pamela Sims — December 20, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    Love to have just small intimate family gatherings. A nice meal and watching a movie together.

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    Trista S — December 20, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    I love to entertain by having dessert parties!

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    Serena B — December 20, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    I like prepping ahead the food as much as possible.

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    amy rouse — December 20, 2013 @ 6:57 pm

    laid back, no stress entertaining

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    Nasrin Ahmed — December 20, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    I love having small family gatherings

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    Angela — December 20, 2013 @ 8:18 pm

    Love to entertain with some good music and food!

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    Pam — December 20, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    My favorite way to entertain is to host a crafting party with pot luck snacks. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    mary k — December 20, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    porch party with neighbors. lots of christmas lights

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    amanda — December 20, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

    i like to make tasty food and drinks, plus mix in some silly jokes to make everyone laugh

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