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Ask UfYH

Ask UfYH: Holiday Hosting Edition

Q: I’m going to be hosting a bunch of people for Christmas for the first time, and I’m kind of freaking out about how I’m going to get/keep everything clean. My house is pretty clean to start with, but with all of the cooking and extra people, is there anything I should do to stay […]

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Ladyguides

How to Not Be an Awful Host or an Evil Guest

So you’re going to be attending a lovely, intimate little dinner party/weekend sleepover on the shore/holiday smörgÃ¥sbord of events with the in-laws, or, conversely, hosting the same. While it may seem like the rules of engagement differ widely from event to event, the basic requirements of non-evilness are fairly equal across-the-board. Below you’ll find a […]

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Food

Holiday Hosting ““ The Proper Care and Feeding of Overnight Guests

In a slight departure from last’s week’s party-centric post, today I’m addressing overnight guests. I figured this was a good topic because I’ve heard some grumbling about it in the last few weeks among friends and coworkers. So, whether or not you’re throwing a holiday party, you may be hosting your loved ones for a […]

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Food

Holiday Hosting – The Basics

I thought I’d write a few posts over the next week or two about hosting and attending holiday parties. This time of year, people’s calendars (and stomachs) fill up with one party after another. (I personally tend to lose track of dates and locations, and during the month of December I wish more than ever […]