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Party Basics

When it comes to throwing a party you and your guests will enjoy, remember the phrase "it's all in the details." Let our recommendations guide you through the steps of throwing a successful event. From sending appropriate invitations and serving delectable foods to offering the perfect toast and making guests feel right at home, it's all here. With a little planning, your next celebration can be filled with smiles and enjoyment.

Beverage Guide

A well-stocked assortment of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages ensures that you can quench every guest’s thirst. But how much do you really need to keep glasses filled? Keep this guide handy when purchasing beverages.

Crowd Control

Planning—and pulling off—a large formal or casual gathering may seem daunting. With these pointers you'll quickly earn the title "Host with the Most."

Food Safety Details

Your food safety precautions may not earn as much attention as your stellar hosting skills, but keeping foodborne illnesses at bay is a party prep must. Try these tips for practicing food safety indoors and out.

Guidelines for Gifts

The gifting process can be one of many highlights at your next event. But it also can be one of the most confusing. Try our suggestions for presenting and accepting gifts with grace.

Helpful Hosting Hints

There’s no doubt about it: Planning and hosting a party can be exhausting. Before you begin your party planning, consider these tips to help you stay calm and collected—and ensure that everyone has a great time!

Invitation and Thank-You Essentials

Thoughtfully crafted invitations and thank-you cards begin and end each party on a good note. See how you can send memorable missives in proper style.

Party Planning Checklist

Organized house? Check. Delicious food? Check. Calm and collected host? Check! Our handy guide will help you tackle party planning easily and efficiently.

Sensible Alcohol Facts

Whether you host a bridal shower or a New Year’s soiree, a joyous occasion often calls for a “spirited” celebration. Encourage guests to drink responsibly by serving alcohol in moderation and offering plenty of nonalcoholic beverages.

Simple Buffet Suggestions

Feeding a group of 10 or more people is a breeze with a strategically arranged buffet table. We'll help you take the guesswork out of buffet prep.

Toasting Basics

Raise your glass to this: A top-notch toast adds sparkle to any gathering. See how easy it is to give a meaningful toast at your next party.


Choose Your Own Courses

Planning your own menu is easy! Visit Plan a Menu and view our delicious selections by course. Then, just decide which ones you want and add them to your planning list.

Put easy shopping on your list

At our new we’ll help you choose the perfect gift card online from over 70 retailers. Then just add it to your grocery list and buy it when you get your groceries.

Prepare Food Safely 

To ensure that your food stays safe after leaving Publix and while you’re preparing it, be sure to follow these four simple food safety guidelines.