The family stories and tips below focus on family parties, seasonal entertaining, and hosting guests - both the day-visit and overnight variety.
Have you noticed that many parties today are family affairs? This means the hosts have to worry about entertaining not only other adults, but their offspring (and maybe their parents) as well.
While it's great to be able to spend even more time with our kids and our friends' kids, more bodies (regardless of size) mean more work.
And when you have to cater to different interest levels and food preferences, a "simple" gathering just keeps getting less simple.
These tips and strategies for involving the whole family in party prep, organizing and surviving sleepovers, and streamlining family life during the busy holiday season, can help bring joy and simplicity into family life.
There's more: Check Out the Entertaining tips for family parties and Holiday sanity savers