Holidays & Entertaining

Find great ideas for holiday foods and decorating, including Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentine’s Day and July 4.

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6 Sparkling DIY Holiday Decorations

Using scissors and hot glue, turn ordinary bags and metallic papers into wreaths, tree toppers and more.
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3 Templates for DIY Holiday Projects

Our three templates will help you make elegant stars from paper bags, a wreath from metallic gold scrapbook paper and a "pine" cone forest to adorn your mantel.
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Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Midwest Ties

Every gift idea in this gallery comes direct to you from someone on our team. We saw it. We tried it. We loved it. And we’re sure you will, too. Happy holidays, from our crew to yours.
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How to Make Paper Bag Star Decorations

With just a gluestick and scissors (and spray paint, to glitz them up), you can turn ordinary paper bags into foldable, 3-D stars to top trees or hang as ornaments. Here’s how.
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9 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day

Get your girl gang together to celebrate on February 13 with brunch, ice skating or a movie marathon.
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More Holidays & Entertaining

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

Try maps, recycled book pages, paper bags and other alternatives to wrapping paper for a special and eco-friendly touch this season.
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Holiday Home Decorating Ideas

A Twin Cities floral shop inspires creative seasonal decor with its annual idea home.
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Midwest Living November December 2017 Recipes

Our holiday issue brings you modern twists on classic side dishes, big-flavor appetizers for your next cocktail party and fresh takes on celery—as well as an old-fashioned sugar cookie recipe with fun painted royal icing.