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How to Throw an Alcohol-Safe Party
Parties & Entertaining
As a responsible party host, see to it that your guests return home safely. Although the safest approach is to throw an alcohol-free party, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk of abuse if you decide to serve alcohol. These suggestions follow the guidelines of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Coffees
Desserts
Nonalcoho

How to Cook Dinner for 50
Parties & Entertaining
If you've never provided food for this type of crowd before, be sure to keep it simple. As always, plan well ahead of time and prepare for disasters.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Party Supplies
Invitations
Party Planners
Party Decorations

Find out what your restrictions are. Ask if guests any are vegetarian, keep kosher, avoid red meat or hav


How to Make Chocolate Raspberry Sauce
Parties & Entertaining
Chocolate and raspberry have a special affinity for each other. This is the perfect topping for vanilla, chocolate or cherry ice cream. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
1 c. heavy creams
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate - chopped fine
5 tbsp. raspberry jam
4 1/2 oz. fine-quality bittersweet chocolate - chopped fine
1 tbsp. cassis

How to Eat at a Formal Dinner

Parties & Entertaining
The silverware is placed on the table in the order in which it will be used, starting with the outside pieces. Let this be your guide as you work your way through a meal.Difficulty:Moderately EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Flower Bouquets
Votive Candleholders
Votive Candles
Napkins
Silverware
Tablecloths
Wine Glasses

Put your napkin on your lap. Unf


How to Set an Informal Table
Parties & Entertaining
Whether you're hosting dinner or simply wish to dress up the supper table, you know that setting the table is a process dictated by both tradition and style. Heed the following tips and rituals.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Silverware
Glasses

Put your flat or silverware an inch or so from table's edge at settings equidistant to each other.
Center na


How to Clean a Barbecue Grill
Parties & Entertaining
Keeping your charcoal grill in fine grilling form is easy.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
rags, steel wool or wire grill brushes
Heavy-duty Scouring Pad
Garden Hoses And Attachments
Liquid Dish Soap
Kitchen Sponges
Hose-end Sprayers
Spray-on Oven Cleaner
Nonstick Cooking Spray
Rubber Gloves
Cooking Oil
Old Newspapers

After you'


How to Prepare Coals for a Barbecue
Parties & Entertaining
Fire up the barbecue and grab the burgers! It's prime time for sizzling once the coals are covered with white ash.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Things You'll Need
Lighter Fluid
Barbecue Grills
Charcoal
Charcoal Lighters
Barbecue Tongs

Read the instructions that came with your barbecue grill.
Purchase a large bag of charcoal briquettes and a large can of charc


How to Plan a Dinner Party for 50
Parties & Entertaining
When holding a party for a large group, good planning is always the key.Difficulty:ModerateInstructions Things You'll Need
Party Supplies
Invitations
Party Planners
Party Decorations
Party Food

Choose a date for your event. If you plan to honor any special guests - or there are guests on your list whose presence you particularly desire - make sure the date is


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