Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

15 Hostess Necessities for the Perpetual Party Planner

Slideshow: Hostess Necessities for the Perpetual Party Planner 

Growing up, she fell asleep with her mother’s Martha Stewart Living tucked beneath her pillowcase, and was the toast of the lunch table with her cucumber-and-cream-cheese tea sandwiches. In college, her dorm room fridge was stocked with wheels of Brie and Concord grapes for unexpected study group sessions, and she somehow managed to hide her fig- and vanilla-scented candles from her bossy RA. These days, she’s churning out lemon scones, caviar-topped blinis, and Champagne cocktails in her galley kitchen, leaving friends and fete-goers wondering just how she does it. Oscar watch parties, summer solstice picnics, wine tastings, bachelorette to-dos, baby showers, brunches—she’s done them all with style and grace, and still manages to look flawless when opening the door to greet her ever-appreciative guests. Help her keep up that domestic-goddess reputation with these sweet, sophisticated, and affordable entertaining picks.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Everything You Need to Know About Pho*

The First Thanksgiving Took Place in Virginia, not Massachusetts

15 Casual (But Still Really Cool) Gifts for Your New Boyfriend

9 Restaurants Native Washingtonians Love (Even If No Else Does)

The Unbelievable Story of the Guy Who Jumped the White House Fence Four Times

Free Things to Do in DC November 25-29: A Complimentary Turkey Fry

The Great Washington Bucket List: 50 Things Every Local Needs to Do

20 Great Walks Around Washington, DC

Best Places to Ski Near DC, VA, & MD