The Best Stylish Folding Chairs for When You Need to Add Extra Seating ASAP
These aren't your run-of-the-mill variety.
Oct 31, 2023
16 Grocery Shortcuts to Bring to Any PotluckGroceries
Including appetizers, mains, sides, and, of course, desserts.
Sep 16, 2023
Surprise Cake Stands Are Exactly What They Sound LikeKitchen
This is next-level surprise.
Jun 30, 2023
I’m an Airbnb Superhost — Here’s How I Stock My Five-Star Kitchen
So many of my guests love them!
Jun 26, 2023
The $30 Aldi Find That Instantly Transforms Your Backyard into a Grilling OasisKitchen
You have to see how one shopper decorated hers.
Jun 23, 2023
These Gorgeous Pasta Bowls Always Get Me Compliments, and I Use Them for EverythingTools
Stylish and versatile tableware? What's not to love!
Jun 13, 2023
The $6 Snack I Serve at Every Party — Especially During the SpringGroceries
They'll be the first thing to go.
Apr 8, 2023
12 Budget Barstools Under $150Kitchen
Plus, they're all small-space friendly.
Apr 6, 2023
The 7 Best Grills for Apartment Dwellers and Folks with Tiny Backyards
Just because you don't have a huge (or any) outdoor space, doesn't mean you can't grill this summer.
Mar 30, 2023
This Under-the-Radar Site You Should Be Shopping for All of Your Spring Entertaining Must-HavesTools
You're going to want to bookmark this site.
Mar 16, 2023
If You Buy One Thing at Costco This Month, It Should Be This $22 Thanksgiving CenterpieceKitchen
It's elegant, affordable, and leaves plenty of room for the food!
Nov 8, 2022
This Handy Gadget Turns Any Table Into a Lazy Susan for Easier Holiday ServingTools
Hooray for a stress-free gathering!
Nov 7, 2022
This Seriously Cute Halloween Decoration Is Also Seriously EasyKitchen
This may be the best use for all those pumpkin pails you've collected over the years!
Oct 21, 2022
3 Essential Elements for a No-Stress Halloween Bash, According to a Celebrity Event DesignerKitchen
It's super easy to throw the party of your dreams (or, should we say, nightmares).
Oct 20, 2022
The $12 Amazon Find That’ll Magically Keep Bugs Out of Your Sodas, Seltzers, and More
Say goodbye to pesky flies for good.
Jun 1, 2022
The Freezer Find I Keep on Hand for Easy, Near-Instant Apps All Year RoundGroceries
It's great for sweet and savory preparations!
Apr 9, 2022
Make Outdoor Entertaining a Breeze with These Affordable Finds from Walmart
Everything you need for your outdoor summer soiree.
Mar 9, 2022
I Have a Brilliant Solution That Completely Eliminates Double DippingGroceries
It's also great for when you want a single serving of dip for yourself ... just because.
Feb 3, 2022
This Cheese Has Been a Permanent Fixture at My Family Gatherings for Nearly a DecadeGroceries
"I like to joke that I married my husband because he introduced me to it."
Jan 25, 2022
20 Store-Bought Desserts You Can Bring (or Send!) to a Chinese New Year CelebrationGroceries
Cakes, cookies, ice cream, fruit, and even a few gift boxes!
Jan 21, 2022
This Tiny Appliance Is an Unsung Holiday Hero — And I’m Using Mine All Winter Long
You can get one for less than $30!
Dec 8, 2021
The 5 Best Frozen, Store-Bought Desserts We Tried in 2021Groceries
Yup, they all come from the freezer aisle!
Dec 8, 2021
5 of the Best Vegan Appetizers You Can Get at Any Grocery Store Right NowGroceries
Including mozzarella style sticks, chick'n tenders and wings, and more!
Nov 30, 2021
This $45 Gadget is My Mom’s Secret For Stress-Free Holiday Hosting
Because anything that makes serving easier is worth the investment.
Nov 16, 2021
10 Beautiful Ceramic Dinner Plates for Less than $13 EachTools
And they're all dishwasher-safe!
Nov 11, 2021
11 Store-Bought Frozen Appetizers That Are (Almost) Better than HomemadeGroceries
Including Buffalo wings, mini samosas, crab cakes, and more!
Nov 6, 2021
Make The Most Out of Your Time Outside This Season with These Affordable Outdoor Space Heaters
Enjoy al fresco wine nights, outdoor dining, and (socially distant) patio hangs all year round.
Nov 1, 2021
The $45 Kitchen Upgrade That Makes Every Meal Feel Like a Special Occassion
I wish I'd made this purchase earlier!
Oct 14, 2021
The Brilliant Hostess Gift I’m Bringing to Every Get-Together This Summer
Who couldn't use some help Martha Stewart-ing up a nice spread?
Jun 10, 2021
The Adorable $35 Nordstrom Find You’re Going to Want for All Your Summer Get-Togethers
It makes a *perfect* host or hostess gift, too.
Jun 7, 2021
10 Super-Fun Outdoor Games for Your Next Park Hang
Including the yard game that one of our editors said is *better* than cornhole!!!
Apr 19, 2021
The Best Board Games to Play in a Group After a Dinner Party
Here are our favorite games that we've been playing lately — plus games that received nominations from Kitchn readers and vocal reviewers online.
Sep 30, 2020
The Very Best Board Games for Groups, Families, and Couples — According to Experts Who Know
Believe it or not, Cards Against Humanity did NOT make this list!
Dec 25, 2019
The $20 Casserole Carrier That Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed With
This super-smart contraption will end any and all food transportation woes.
Dec 18, 2019
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed with This Wacky $13 Serving Bowl
Are you ready to witness some serious serving bowl inception?
Nov 24, 2019
The 10 Best Grocery Store Cheeses for a Quick and Easy Cheese Board
Some of these may be surprising.
Nov 23, 2019
6 Sommelier-Approved Budget Wines for Thanksgiving
Great Thanksgiving wine doesn't need to break the bank.
Nov 18, 2019
Amazon Shoppers Are Obsessed with This Triple Slow Cooker
Potluck Week
It's THREE slow cookers in ONE!
Nov 7, 2019
The 7 Best Finds That’ll Help You Transport Food to Your Next Potluck
Potluck Week
The second one on this list is just so pretty!
Nov 6, 2019
West Elm’s Halloween Shop Isn’t Very Halloween-y — But We Love It
Halloween, but make it pretty.
Sep 24, 2019
The Pottery Barn Holiday Entertaining Collection Is Here, and We’re Ready to Celebrate
Let's get the party started!
Sep 18, 2019
Throw the Dinner Party of the Summer, Courtesy of Anthro’s Massive Summer Essentials Sale
Save big on this super-cute melamine stuff!
Jun 27, 2019
5 Entertaining Souvenirs I Bring Home from My TravelsKitchen
I travel a lot for work and fun, and shopping while abroad is one of my favorite things to do. With all the idiosyncratic treasures out there to be had, and the thrill of the hunt, bargain, and score, I actually prefer shopping in foreign locales! Plus, the items I bring home evoke fond memories every time I use them. Here are the five souvenirs I always bring home in my suitcase. I love tea and the magic of tea salons all over the world, so whenever I go somewhere, I seek out these hideaways.
May 24, 2019
Ina Garten’s Go-To Outdoor Party ToolTools
I’ve learned a lot from Ina Garten over the years. No, we’re not close friends (I wish!), but her cookbooks and TV shows are filled with little nuggets of brilliance that I happily work into my own kitchen. Whether it’s sage cooking wisdom or ways to make date night a little more special, Ina has all the answers. Now that summer is here and patio season has commenced, my questions mostly revolve around outdoor entertaining.
May 24, 2019
The One Thing I’m Definitely Buying from Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Newest Target CollectionKitchen
It’s only Wednesday and I already know I’m going to spend at least $25 at Target on Sunday. (Let’s be honest — it’ll probably be a lot more than that.) That’s because Chip and Joanna Gaines’ spring collection for Hearth & Hand with Magnolia hits stores on Sunday. We got a sneak peek and there’s one thing I know I’m going to be buying for sure — and I’m thinking a lot of you will want it too.
May 24, 2019
Great Party Cracker: Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil TriscuitsGroceries
When it comes to quick appetizers for a crowd, we’re big fans of the classic cheese, deli meat, and cracker combo. With a choice or two of each, everyone is happy! We normally go for fairly basic crackers and concentrate on the toppings instead, but this box of new-to-us Triscuit crackers called out to us from the shelf.Wow. These crackers pack a powerful punch. The black pepper flavor is super intense – like tongue-numbing and sneeze-inducing intense!
May 2, 2019
Product Review: Bamboo Partyware from RestaurantwareKitchen
Although I might have a ridiculous amount of white plates on hand for parties, they’re all 12-inch rounds. This is fine until you’re serving strictly finger foods and really require something smaller. For a recent bridal shower, I put a few eco-friendly few pieces from Restaurantware to the test and I have to say — I was pretty darn impressed.Small disposable plates by nature usually, well, let’s be honest… suck.
May 2, 2019
10 Pretty Party Toothpicks to Buy or DIYKitchen
Decorative toothpicks (or food picks, rather, if we’re being precise) are a fun and easy way to perk up party appetizers. You can DIY these pretty picks—think ribbons and decorative tape—or, if you’re not the crafty kind, you can also buy them. They can be practical or simply decorative – you pick! Or, er, they pick. You get the idea.
May 2, 2019
Cheap and Cheerful: Use Oilcloth for Your Summer EntertainingKitchen
If you have an old picnic table that’s ugly and scarred, or if you’re at a public picnic site and want to cover the table tops with something cheerful and easy to clean, consider this: oilcloth! A few yards will instantly add a bright and celebratory vibe to your gathering!Oilcloth used to be just that: a heavy duty cotton or linen cloth that was soaked in linseed oil until it became saturated. The cloth was then hung to dry to produce an almost waterproof fabric.
May 2, 2019
Summer Style: 5 Pretty Hostess ApronsKitchen
In the last few years we’ve seen hostess aprons show up everywhere. (We can probably thank Mad Men for that.) Unlike the utilitarian workhorse aprons you wear in the kitchen, hostess aprons are all color, pattern, and detailing. Don’t get us wrong—we like a cook who isn’t afraid to dirty up her apron, but if you’re less keen about showing that to your guests, then these pretty, polished aprons are for you.
May 2, 2019
5 Tablecloths For Holiday EntertainingKitchen
I still associate tablecloths with “special occasion dining,” and why not? Big holiday meals like Thanksgiving are special occasions, with an abundance of food, family, and friends to elevate the moment. Even if you’re not really a tablecloth kind of guy or gal, maybe you’ll want to take a chance this season. From simple stripes to a classic floral pattern, these five tablecloths are just what your plain table ordered:• 1 Mombasa Tablecloth, $38.99 – $48.
May 2, 2019
My Favorite Carafe For Small Dinner GatheringsKitchen
Speaking of wine, Royal VKB, the makers of this carafe, just released a wine decanter version featuring a wider base but the same stacking glasses. I don’t think it’s available stateside yet, but I’m keeping an eye out for when it is!In the meantime, this classic version will remain my favorite carafe for the table.Find It! French Carafe and Glasses by Royal VKB, $36 at HorneRelated: Found!
May 2, 2019
A Book of Blessings for Your Thanksgiving: Bless This Food by Adrian ButashKitchen
A few weeks ago I received a little treasure in the mail: a copy of Adrian Butash’s new book, Bless This Food: Ancient and Contemporary Graces from Around the World. This small, rich book is designed for that moment when we sit down to eat and halt for an instant to say a brief word of gratitude for the food set before us. Butash’s book offers a generous, ecumenical selection of 150 poems, prayers, and blessings from all over the world that have been used at the table, gratefully.
May 2, 2019
5 Folding Chairs to Order Now If You’re Hosting ThanksgivingKitchen
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, and will be quickly followed by any number of other opportunities for holiday entertaining. If you’re playing host for any events this year, take stop and take a minute to figure out whether you need extra chairs. Here are our five picks for chairs that will look nice around your table, fold away out of sight, and won’t break your budget.
May 1, 2019
7 Halloween Costumes for Food-Lovers (Yes, with Overnight Shipping)Kitchen
So maybe you procrastinated because you didn’t think you wanted to do Halloween this year, or maybe you just plain forgot that the holiday was this weekend. Whatever the case may be, it’s still not too late to get a fun food-themed disguise to wear to that costume party, but you’d better get clicking. Of course, these costumes won’t be the most original options, but you can always make a few tweaks to make them feel more of the moment.
May 1, 2019
Set the Table for a Thanksgiving Crowd with These Inexpensive White PlatesKitchen
If you aren’t normally the host of your family or friend group, you might not have quite enough plates for all the guests you’re expecting to sit around your table this year. And while it’s easy to opt for paper or plastic plates for a more casual party, a formal affair like Thanksgiving calls for nicer things. But white plates are one thing you can stock up on easily and inexpensively. Here are a few solid options that can be delivered before Thanksgiving Day.
May 1, 2019
8 Beautiful Storage Containers for Thanksgiving LeftoversKitchen
One of the best parts about Thanksgiving? Leftovers. Some of those foods just taste better the next day. And with the amount of food you’ll be cooking, you’re going to need storage containers — lots of food storage containers. Here are a few of our favorite containers that will add a little beauty to your kitchen as well.
May 1, 2019
6 Dinnerware Sets That Will Outlast Your Design WhimsKitchen
This year, I am into polka dots. I was also into polka dots last year, but will I be into polka dots three years from now, or 10? There is no way of knowing. By 2026, I could be going through a blue-and-white china phase. Such is the difficulty of making design decisions: It is nearly impossible to know exactly what you will want in the future, but you will be stuck with that dinnerware until the end of time (or until you donate it to Goodwill).
May 1, 2019
Amazon Lowers Whole Foods Prices on Holiday FavoritesKitchen
Just in time for the holidays, Amazon has cut prices on some Thanksgiving essentials at Whole Foods Market. That’s right — you can get the good stuff and pay less for it! Also, if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you get a larger discount on turkey too. Have you tackled your holiday shopping yet for your Thanksgiving feast? If you have, job well done! If you’re a procrastinator, like me, Whole Foods Market might be a good place to stop.
May 1, 2019
Anthro’s Entire Sale Section Is an Additional 25% Off — Here Are Our Picks for Perfect Party HostingKitchen
For a limited time, Anthropologie is offering a further 25 percent off sale items. The sale also just happens to include lots of pieces perfect for entertaining, making now a great time to stock up before the holidays. Items are moving fast in this sale (some of our other picks sold out while we were writing this!) so don’t delay if you’ve got your heart set on anything. You can also view all home sale pieces here.
May 1, 2019
Marimekko’s Wildly Colorful Paper Napkins Are Perfect For Summer EntertainingKitchen
Nobody does color and pattern quite like Finnish company Marimekko. We’ve long been fans of their kitchen textiles, and we still love this super colorful pot holder. As if that weren’t enough, now we’re smitten with their vibrant paper napkin collection! How pretty would these be at your next summer bash? Marimekko’s paper napkins come in sets of 20, and range between $4 and $7, depending on where you purchase them. (Crate & Barrel and FinnStyle carry most styles.
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