Tori Spelling’s Do’s and Don’ts of Party Planning

No bio available

Tori Spelling's Do's and Don'ts of Party PlanningLimit the cheesiness factor and have a great theme party: Keep it classy with these guidelines from Tori Spelling’s CelebraTORI: Unleashing Your Inner Party Planner to Entertain Friends and Family.

I like a party with a concept. Okay, I’m absolutely mad for concept-driven parties. But even I know that there’s such a thing as going overboard. I want you to go over-the-top, but I still want you to keep it classy. Here are some guidelines:

DO: Maximize your color scheme.
DON’T: Buy out the Internet with any and everything related to your concept. Get the lay of the land before you make any purchases.

DO: Dress according to your concept.
DON’T: Take on some concept-related personality, like speaking with a Spanish accent at a fiesta party.

DO: Applaud guests for participating in the concept.
DON’T: Require guests to participate in the concept, or express disappointment if they choose not to do so.

DO: Go all out with concept-related desserts.
DON’T: Spend so much time on your concept that you forget the basics.

DO: Aim for total immersion, driven by your color scheme.
DON’T: Lose track of elegance and style. Don’t buy the St. Paddy’s candles if they have a hideous plastic leprechaun. Plain candles are fine . . . unless you track down elegant shamrock votives.

Get relationship tips. Find help with your love life. Have a happy marriage. Sign up for our newsletter!


Sound Familiar? I’m Going to Pull This Car Over (and Other Lies We Tell Our Children)

retirement planning

What to Look for in a New Job (Hint: Not Just Salary!)

Ric Edelman, a New York Times bestselling author, has been providing financial advice to the public for more than twenty-five years and is a well-known, successful financial advisor. His television series, The Truth About Money with Ric Edelman, airs on Public Television stations across the country and his syndicated radio program can be heard from coast to coast. Ric’s bestselling books include The Truth About Money; Ordinary People, Extraordinary Wealth; and The New Rules of Money. His firm, Edelman Financial Services LLC, serves individuals and families across America. Visit Ric online at

safety tips for trick or treaters, child safety

7 Safety Basics for Kids

Rebecca Bailey, PhD, is a leading family psychologist and personal therapist. She is a graduate of the Wright Institute, has worked as the director of her local police department’s youth and family services program, and is the founder of the Innovative Transitioning Families program. Elizabeth Bailey, RN BC, is a board certified psychiatric registered nurse and a graduate of Hampshire College and Santa Monica College. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

More Stories >