Posts tagged "entertaining"

Home Inspiration: 10 Bar Carts For Under $150

"I'm outdoorsy in that I like getting drunk on patios," pretty much sums me up to a T. I think we can all agree that one of the best things about the warm weather is the ability to throw back cocktails in the sunshine, am I right? So when the people move from indoors to…
By: Katie Oldenburg / May 25, 2014

13 Glassware Sets To Class Up Your Cocktails

Although we all strive to make the perfect cocktail, few of us can truly be called mixologists. No need to pretend you know how to make a Hemingway Daiquiri. The next time you host a cocktail party try a simple punch served up in one of these beautiful glasses.
By: Sophie Leon / February 6, 2014

How To Prepare The Perfect Cheese Board

As I've mentioned before, my boyfriend Nick is a cheesemonger, which means he spends at least 40 hours a week packaging, preparing, selling, discussing, and sampling cheeses. With the holiday party season just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to combine our talents and force him to help me write…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2012

Get Stuffed At Your Next BBQ

We're psyched for spring for a number of reasons; warm weather brings bare legs, iced coffee, peonies, and, perhaps most importantly, the desire to fire up the grill. (Though we live in New York City, we purposefully collect a few friends with backyards and/or roof decks for such things.) A simple burger may be acceptable…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 3, 2011

Conversation Starters From The Palm Of Your Hand

At a loss for words? Whip out these babies to get the conversation flowing. These topic cards are perfect for a long road trip, lightening up a discussion, or just getting your friends to think. Use them at a dinner party, or keep them on your coffee table. There are questions like "What's the most…
By: Lauren Gold / August 4, 2010

We’re Going On A Picnic, And We’re Bringing …

Summer has all of us here at The Frisky craving good old-fashioned, outdoorsy fun, but, alas, we are stuck in our office, clicking away on our computers. To quell our cravings, we’re going on a virtual picnic in the park. In true summer spirit, we’re each bringing one thing. I'll start. I'm going o…
By: Lauren Gold / July 17, 2010

Frisky Entertaining Etiquette 101 For Hosts And Guests

Some people can entertain graciously or be an enthusiastic guest effortlessly. For others, the thought of throwing a party or stepping into a room full of strangers makes them quake in their high heels. I'm one of those people who thinks of invitations as a blessing and a curse. Sure, I want to be invited…
By: Annika Harris / July 12, 2010

Are Multiple Birthday Parties Becoming, Like, A Thing?

Last night, circa 8 p.m., you would have found me three-deep in cherry vodka cocktails. Tomorrow's agenda? Cupcakes on the beach. Why all the fuss? My bestest friend in all the world/co-pilot in Lindsay Lohan self-tanner-testing, Christiane, is turning 26. Drinks with the girls aren't enough for this bitch! She won't be happy until…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2010

How To Throw A Backyard Bash On The Cheap

Bar tabs, cab fares, and cover charges -- it's all just too expensive sometimes! Money is tight this summer, but that doesn't mean you need to cut down on your social gatherings. Why not bring the party back to your place to save yourself some dough? If going out too much is emptying your wallet,…
By: Lauren Gold / July 3, 2010

Shopping Guide: Outdoor Tablecloths

I like hosting outdoor get-togethers because they're a whole lot more relaxed than regular entertaining. And even though a barbecue doesn't require the same effort as a cocktail party, it's still fun to spruce up the backyard for guests. Along with hanging a garland, try one of these nine outdoor-appropriate and inexpensive ($50 or…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 28, 2010

Serve Dharma Food And Drink At Your “Lost” Series Finale Party

If you're hosting a "Lost" season finale party this Sunday (or attending one), make sure to pick up some Dharma Initiative snacks and beverages for the gathering. Your local grocery store doesn't carry the brand? No worries. Just print off some handy-dandy labels for products from beer and wine to chocolate bar…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2010

How To Throw A Kick-Ass Party

Over the weekend I threw a big birthday bash for my husband's 40th. It was the third party we've thrown in the last year — not counting small dinner parties — and about the tenth or so since I moved in almost three years ago, so I like to think I've learned a thing or…
By: Wendy Atterberry / April 12, 2010

Stay Hydrated With A Stylish Water Pitcher

Actor Simon Baker moved over the weekend, and besides his sexy, spec-wearing face, we couldn't help but notice how stylishly he stayed hydrated. Instead of wasteful (and potentially harmful) plastic water bottles, he sipped on tap water, flavored with slices of lemon, from a pitcher. Now we can't wait til the next…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 29, 2010

What To Wear When You’re Playing Hostess

Everything is set up for your perfect dinner party or get-together. The menu is ready and the decorations are up. All that's left is to pick out what you are going to wear. We've all been there, staring into our closets and emptying our drawers, clueless about what would be the best outfit for the…
By: Angela Epps / November 25, 2009