The pastry chefs at Walt Disney World and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort have built a 16-foot gingerbread house each holiday season for more than a decade. Ellen, the Gingerbread Lady, has shown thousands of guests how she makes gingerbread houses. Now, she has a few tips for making a little Disney Magic in your own home. Watch this instructional video to learn how to build your own gingerbread house.
Now here's a bar of hand soap you can literally shake hands with. One things for certain; your house guests can't possibly miss it in the powder room. For heaven's sake! Why put out all those cutesy little guest soaps when you can put out a friendly, giant size hand?
Ditch those namby-pamby clichés like skeleton decals and peeled-grape eyeballs. This year, give your guests a real scare.
Do you have guests coming over on short notice? All you need is 10 minutes and a little direction, and you can have your house looking like a cleaning crew just walked out the door.
Many people tend to focus on decorating and tidying up their house, often forgetting to care for their patio. This makes little sense to us because the doorway and patio is the first thing all your guests will see as they enter your house. So spruce your patio up by building a patio and walkway out of flagstone.
Do you have an extra room in your home? Watch this video tutorial from an interior designer to learn how to make that extra house space a home office by day and a guest room by night.
Save hand-washing house guests the horror of having to stare at a line of dirt and dead skin ringing the bathtub.
There are many reasons to remove a toilet and store it elsewhere. Maybe you want to paint the bathroom or re-tile the floor, or you've got house guests that just won't leave. Mag has some tips for you when it's time to put the old porcelain potty back on her moorings.
Electronic Arts is inviting players of The Sims Freeplay and their friends to visit the homes of their Sims in augmented reality with a new AR mode that supports multiplayer and persistent content using ARKit 2.0.
Want to allow someone to use your computer without giving them free reign of your personal documents? Then you'll want to set up a guest account. This helpful home-computing how-to from the folks at MacMost presents a complete step-by-step overview of the process. For the details, and to get started creating and using guest accounts on your own OS X computer, watch this video guide.
In this series of spooky videos about how to scare the heck out of your friends and neighbors, our haunted house expert tells you everything you need to know about setting up your own haunted house. Matt Cail, designer and director of the University of Washington's campus haunted house, shares the tips and advice he gained from putting the fright to university students. He begins by discussing goals for a haunted house then tells you how to achieve them with the seasoned advice of someone who...
Looking for any easy way to start up and shut down guest operating systems within VMware Player? This clip provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to automatically launch and/or shut down a guest OS from within the VMware player. To see how it's done, and to get started using the VMware auto launch feature yourself, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.
Churrascaria? What's that? It's a meat-lover's dream… if you're in Brazil. But you don't have to travel abroad to enjoy the meaty goodness of this awesome grilling party! A churrascaria is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steak house that features an amazing array of spit-roasted meats. Recreate the experience at home with these tips. The churrasco grilling style was inspired by Brazilian gauchos, or cowboys, who cooked their meat on skewers over open fires.
Are you hosting a big gettogether for Halloween? Sure, you'll probably deck your house out in spooky, haunted decor that will frighten guests in the most exciting way possible, but what about your food? While it's easy to drive over to Ralph's and pick up a plate of ghost-shaped sugar cookies and a slew of 2 liter sodas, there are much more interesting things you can do with your food to get them Halloween ready.
We can't guarantee that these candy trees will still be there the next day if you happen to have a few candy-obsessed kids running around the house! As short or as long as they last, these candy trees are a gorgeous compliment to your holiday decor. When untouched, these trees can be brought out year after year to delight Christmas guests.
Impress your brunch guests—or just treat yourself—to light, fluffy, delicious pancakes. You will need:
Chromecasts can make for some fun nights. Whether you're setting up a collaborative YouTube watch list, letting everyone add to a giant party playlist, or playing games like Cardcast and Big Web Quiz, Google's streaming media stick is a hit by all accounts.
You only have one hour before company is coming. So make this 40 minute, delicious pineapple cake. Think of the fragrance that will fill the house when your guests arrive.
In this episode of Paula's Best Dishes, with guest Cheryl Day, celebrity chef Paula Deen shares her recipe for Lots O'Meat Lasagna. If you and your family love a meaty pasta, this is definitely going to be a winning recipe in your house. And if you want to be just like Paula Deen, you can make some garlic bread and turn that slice of lasagna into a lasagna sandwich! Ingredients:
Your ghostly guest may not take up much space, but your house isn't big enough for the both of you. Age-old traditions can help that spirit move out and move on. Ghosts may need to communicate so try asking if it needs to tell you something. There are lots of ways to bless and exorcize spirits and supernatural beings from a home, just follow along with the tips in this how-to video. Check out this instructional video and learn how to get rid of ghosts.
Decks and patios are a major source of America's entertainment and relaxing enjoyment, but they can be hot in the summer sun. They can actually be dangerous if they reflect the sun's ultraviolet rays. And running your grill during a rainstorm that arrives the same time as your guests can be a real frustration. One answer is a sunroof over your patio or deck. If designed properly, a sunroof can cut the summer sun, but still allow winter sun rays to warm the house. The sunroof shown is a typica...
Learn to make beautiful gingerbread houses with graham crackers. Graham cracker gingerbread houses are quicker to make than actual gingerbread houses. This is a fun and easy project to do with the kids. All you need are graham crackers and royal icing. Watch this how to video to learn how to securely assemble a Christmas graham cracker gingerbread house with royal icing.
When planning a wedding, maintaining your guest list is one of the most important things that will help you stay organized (as well as sane). See how to start a guest list spreadsheet to use during your engagement, up to the wedding, and even after.
Whether you're a Maya (AKA Autodesk Maya) beginner or seasoned veteran, modeling a realistic house using the 3D graphic design software is a great course on how to use your vectors and a variety of Maya tools. Whether you are an interior designer, architect or are just trying to get ahead in the game, this Maya tutorial will show you the way.
Baby showers are a great time to bond with your girlfriends and help out new mommies. In this tutorial, learn some helpful tips to ensure your baby shower goes smooth and everyone has a fantastic time: especially the guest of honor!
Electro house has become some of the biggest music in the world since Justice brought it to the mainstream. If you consider yourself a producer and want in on that action, watch this video to learn how to make a complete electro house song from scratch in a week using Reason 4.
This tutorial shows you how to use Adobe Photoshop to take a regular photograph of a house and turn it into a picture of a dark haunted house. Starting with a picture from the actual painting, "American Gothic," you watch along as the farmhouse is transformed into a piece of dark gothic art.
New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to share files between Ubuntu (Host) & XP (Guest).
In the midst of all your party planning it's easy to forget the little things, such as purchasing napkins for your guests or even remembering to cool your sodas and tonic waters before the event starts.
In this clip, get quick tips to enhance your breakfast party. In this clip, learn all about decorating with a light, morning theme so that your guests will feel at home.
This Halloween, why not try something that will blow your guests away? Watch this video to learn how to make an awesome jack-o'-lantern cake. Your guests will be left oohing and aahing over the results. This video will walk you through each step of the way, from cutting the cake appropriately to decorating it.
Apple crumble always goes over well at a dining table full of hungry guests! In this video, learn how to make a delicious apple crumble, sure appease your guest's taste buds! This dessert takes about an hour total to make and you will need the following ingredients:
No time? No problem! Setting an impressive dinner table for guests can be faster and easier than you think! Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner shows you how. This is critical for hosting dinner parties in style.
The intricate machinations behind a successful dinner party. This is the guide to seating a dinner party of guests. This etiquette video will make you the ultimate host or hostess. Follow Chow's lead to fine party throwing.
Seating people willy-nilly may work for prison cafeterias and campus dining halls, but when it comes to guests at your dinner party, put some thought into it. Follow these rules for optimal social interaction.
Design your dream home! Starting from the basic idea of a house, this series of videos shows you how to draw the layout of a house as if you were an architect. Draw walls, windows, doors and large furniture to make sure you've gotten all your details correct.
In this video, Skinny and Mini teach us how to prepare a crudite. This is a vegetable display for your guests. First, you can chop up all of your different vegetables. Some ideas include: carrots, celery, peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli. A good tip is to blanch your broccoli before you serve it and wipe off your mushrooms. Serve this to your guests with several types of dipping sauces to experiment with flavors. You can also be creative and make your own types of dipping sauces. This is a gr...
This video explains how to make authentic French toast when entertaining guests. The recipe requires some preparation to be performed the night before the guests arrive, as well as some baking the morning of the event. This recipe really captures the essence of French toast by using nutmeg, cinnamon, freshly baked French bread, milk and eggs. While ideally designed for entertaining guests, this recipe can also be modified to feed a family for breakfast. In the video, the recipe feeds about 12...
If you want to house train your puppy or dog by yourself, this video is for you! It will show you the best tips to make your puppy learn how to live in your house without creating any problems!
In this video, we learn how to walk through the flash game "I Remain". First you will go through the main floor and pick up the basement key, which you will use to go into the basement. In here, you will pick up a box of nails and return to the main floor. From here, you will go into the bathroom and pick up the extension cord. Go back into the main floor to the guest room, then pick up any tools you see in this room. Next, go to the main room and place the fuse in the fuse box. Continue to g...