After-Hours Party

The end of a night out doesn't mean the end of the party. Just move the action home, where everyone can kick off their shoes and relax.

In classic movies, friends always invited each other to "come up and have a nightcap" after a night on the town--we wanted in on that. So recently, we brought our friends back to our place for some diner-inspired snacks. (Not to worry, you probably have most of these ingredients in your fridge or pantry. Check our Every Day essentials list to see if you do.) Add some old-fashioned cocktails, sink into a comfy couch and you're set to party like it's 1959.

Every Day essentials


Classic Deviled Eggs

Whiskey Sours

Greek Salad

Garlic Cottage Fries

Eggplant Parmesan Subs

Spicy Mocha Milkshake Shooters


Instant Appetizer Video: Goat Cheese Cake

Instant Appetizer Video: Crab Cocktail Spread

Instant Appetizer Video: Bacon and Bean Dip

Easy Recipes: Party Snacks

Stock the Ultimate Bar: Drinks

Stock the Ultimate Bar: Tools

tips + how-tos



Things That Don't Count After Dark

  • Eating seconds of anything covered in cheese
  • Eating seconds of anything
  • Not flossing before bed
  • Leaving dirty dishes till morning

Don't Try This at Home

  • No, you can't just "rest your eyes for a minute" while the oven preheats.
  • Don't fry anything. (Trust us on that.)
  • No matter what your cravings tell you, cheese-in-a-can is not an appetizer.