How to host any type of party

Throw a bridal shower

Throw a bridal shower

Show the bride-to-be how much you care and create long-lasting memories. (sponsored content)

Throw a tequila tasting party

Throw a tequila tasting party

It’s time to rethink tequila. And – lucky for all of us – learning to rethink tequila is incredibly fun and...

Host a big game party

Host a big game party

Hot chili and cold brews are game day classics. Inspired by the annual Big Game, we threw our own Pottery Barn chili...

Host a comfort food party

Host a comfort food party

The formula is simple: a thought–provoking book, a thoughtful meal and friends.(sponsored content)

Host a movie night

Host a movie night

Perfect for a relaxed evening that’s simple and fun. (sponsored content)

Host a pizza party

Host a pizza party

Pizza parties are synonymous with casual, lighthearted fun for all ages. (sponsored content)

Throw a farmhouse brunch

Throw a farmhouse brunch

A long Sunday brunch is a great way to entertain casually and affordably. (sponsored content)

Host a Mediterranean tapas party

Host a Mediterranean tapas party

A tapas party is a great way to introduce friends and family to the traditional Spanish style of casual eating based on small...

Throw a mojitos and tacos party

Throw a mojitos and tacos party

Tacos and mojitos are the perfect pairing, with the crisp flavors of the rum drink providing a refreshing counterpoint to the...

Throw a summer barbeque

Throw a summer barbeque

This summer, our traditional Fourth of July barbecue gets a classic Pottery Barn makeover. We’ll show you how to...

Throw an East Coast-inspired Summer Travels Party

Throw an East Coast-inspired Summer Travels Party

After going all over the world, take the time to invite some close friends over and host a Hartford-style summer travels...

Host a go local luncheon

Host a go local luncheon

A backyard bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables are reason enough to celebrate with a salad extravaganza. With zero...

Host an Easter brunch

Host an Easter brunch

The egg, quintessential symbol of spring, is the subject of our Easter brunch. (sponsored content)

Host a housewarming party

Host a housewarming party

A long engagement with a big wedding, or a tiny ceremony with a big party? Today the trend favors the latter. For young...

How to host an alfresco dinner party

How to host an alfresco dinner party

There's nothing quite like the simple pleasure of dining outdoors. Hosting an alfresco dinner is a great option for...

Host a wine and cheese tasting

Host a wine and cheese tasting

Narrowing a wine and cheese tasting down to one favorite vintner and one style of cheese is a great way to deeply explore...

Throw a cocktail party

Throw a cocktail party

At a cocktail party, drinks should be simple and delicious. For easy preparation and mixing, choose a small repertoire of...

Host a dinner party

Host a dinner party

Throwing a dinner party at home is a great way to entertain friends, for a lot less than you’d spend at a restaurant....

Setting up your charcuterie and cheese party

Setting up your charcuterie and cheese party

The art of charcuterie is thousands of years old, with its origins dating back to Roman times. With a newly modern approach...

Throw a house cocktails party

Throw a house cocktails party

Every house should have a signature drink — one that reflects your personal style and comes out perfectly every time....

Host an around-the-world tasting party

Host an around-the-world tasting party

Countries on all sides of the Mediterranean enjoy small appetizer–size dishes called "mezze." Hot, cold, spicy or...

How to throw a fruits de mer party

How to throw a fruits de mer party

For the sheer wow factor, few dishes can match a platter of fruits de mer, French for fruits of the sea. A combination of raw...

Throw a honey brunch

Throw a honey brunch

Our deep admiration for the honeybee and sympathy for its mysterious plight gave us a brunch idea.

Host an olive oil tasting

Host an olive oil tasting

Just as a wine tasting is the mark of a true wine lover, an olive oil tasting is the mark of a true food lover - and a...

Throw a crab feast

Throw a crab feast

Tender and succulent crabs are a fleeting pleasure. Take advantage of this delicacy by hosting a crab feast in your own...

Throw a backyard barbecue

Throw a backyard barbecue

When it comes to summer grilling, nothing is simpler or more satisfying than sausages and beer. It’s the perfect menu...

Throw a lobster steam

Throw a lobster steam

Lobster is at once a simple and spectacular feast. With the right tools, a classic lobster steam is remarkably easy to set up...

Host a sangria and tapas party

Host a sangria and tapas party

Nothing is more refreshing than sangria on a hot day. Spain's popular fruit–infused punch pairs perfectly with a...

Throw a cooking with fire party

Throw a cooking with fire party

Want to bring something different to the table? Literally? Host the party of the season in Hartford by incorporating fire...