Christmas Countdown Day 40: Plan Holiday Parties!

Will your family celebrate the holiday season with a party?

It's an occasion that can fluster the most experienced hostess--and if you're new to the art form, you can experience a royal case of the jitters.

We've got some tips and printable planning pages that will get you started, because hospitality goes to the heart of the holiday season. Extend yours today, with these ideas.

To Do Today

Plan holiday parties using the Holiday Party Planner.

List guests on the Party Guest List, and mark the list after each RSVP.

Keep tabs on entertaining expenses with the Party Budget.

To Read Today

Having a holiday party? Get our best tips for easy party planning:

Holiday Hospitality: Four Steps to Easy Entertaining

rocky road candy recipe

Today's Recipe

Simple, no-beat Rocky Road files off the cookie tray. Get the recipe:

Rocky Road

To Print Today

Holiday Party Planner

Guest List

Party Budget

Party Planner
Party Guest List
Party Budget

Holiday Plans: