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You're Invited: Decor

Photograph by Darren Braun Just as we turn to our closest friends for advice about life’s most colossal questions—Did I choose the right career path? Am I better with...

You're Invited: Countdown

  Countdown: One MonthWho and How many are coming, and what's the ex- cuse for getting together: A prosecco tasting? A "We're heating the pool!" bacchanal? "Whenever I plan a...

You're Invited: Drinks

Photograph by Darren Braun The icebox gets hit every few minutes at a summer party, yet most hosts are fine with a plastic Igloo faded to a dirty pink that...

You're Invited: Garden Party

Photograph courtesy Flickr/tomsaint11   Keep OutKaren Hudson lives in a beautiful home designed by her grandfather, the architect Paul R. Williams. To encourage people to stay outdoors at a garden party—she...

You're Invited: Grill

Photograph by Darren Braun I once enjoyed barbecuing in our backyard for family and friends. Entirely untutored, I made up everything. Not that I was incapable of learning. First, if...

You're Invited: House Party

Photograph courtesy Flickr/dupo-x-y   Tap Your Inner Cruise DirectorTodd Berger throws about ten parties a year and lots of smaller gatherings. A party with no competition (he loves beanbag tossing at...

You're Invited: Off-site Party

Photograph courtesy Flickr/dawnendico Scout LocationsWhen his own yard consisted of a ten-square-foot deck, Chris Nichols, who throws parties for up to 200 people, got savvy about available outdoor spaces around...

You're Invited: Party Lines

Sand SoupFor someone who has spent more time on the sand than in my bed, I know from good beach parties. The best one I attend (the wildly costumed...

You're Invited: Pool Party

Photograph courtesy Flickr/mtoz Set the Stage  To turn her house into hangout central for her 11-year-old son and his friends, Katie Buckland has built a mini water park...

You’re Invited!

Photograph by Darren Braun   Pool Party Make a big splash without making a fuss     House Party Break out the boccie, and turn off the lights     Garden Party Enjoy the great outdoors, but don't rough...