Brunch is all about perfect combinations — breakfast and lunch, sweet and savory, a little relaxed and a little fancy. The leisurely, late-morning affairs are best when they’re laidback and loungy, with tasty food and a comfortable vibe that encourages guests to kick off their shoes and hang out.
If there’s one holiday that’s synonymous with celebration, it’s New Year’s Eve. This year, ring in 2014 by throwing your own soiree. Try one of these five theme party ideas, and bid farewell to 2013 with flair.
Stay calm and party on. Great gatherings don’t need weeks of preparation to pull off. In fact small, unfussy soirees are often a lot more fun — and you only need a few hours to put one together. Sound impossible? It’s not. A little bit of preparation goes a long way. But be warned: your home just might become the new Party Central headquarters.