Having a Bahamas-inspired brunch is sure to bring out your sunny side. Like island life, the menu and the decorating are easy, low pressure and ocean fresh — and we've created a table that's lovely yet informal, cool to the eye and refreshing to behold.
A palette of rich reds and warm golds makes this Thanksgiving table especially inviting. Paisley linens anchor the design, with their ornate swirls creating a handsome contrast to the weathered pine table.
A beautifully set table sets the stage for an inspiring Thanksgiving. Create a festive contrast with luxe accents like mercury glass pumpkins and antler–shaped candelabras against rustic leafy autumn garlands and plaid linens.
The Wild West is rich with frightful icons, from bleached steer heads to crooked tombstones. The key to stylishly decorating your party is choosing one or two big Halloween statement–pieces, and keeping the rest of the décor thematic, yet subtle.
Halloween hasn't always been about ghosts and gore. It started as an ancient festival celebrating the end of the harvest season. Our family–friendly party brings that nature–loving tradition back to life.
A backyard bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables are reason enough to celebrate with a salad extravaganza. With zero cooking involved, a spring salad bar relies only on the host's own artistry in shopping and styling a table.
Relaxed and informal by design, an open house is a great way to entertain a large group during the holidays. Since friends and neighbors can arrive at their convenience within a wide timeframe, it's easy to find a date that works for the majority of your guests. And by staggering their arrival times, you'll have ample opportunity to visit and catch up.
Nothing is more refreshing than sangria on a hot day. Spain's popular fruit–infused punch pairs perfectly with a variety of tapas, offering a palette of exciting flavors and textures for everyone to enjoy.
An unforgettable Labor Day gathering marks the perfect end to a great summer. Hosting a fire foods party is an ideal option for this special celebration because it pairs delicious yet easy–to–prepare dishes with a relaxed, casual atmosphere that makes guests feel instantly at home.
The perfect party for welcoming sunshine and blue skies, our Spring Celebration works just as well for Easter brunch as it does for a bridal shower. Nature-inspired decorations and delicious recipes make it a warm and inviting event, no matter what the occasion.
The traditional Fourth of July barbecue gets a Pottery Barn makeover. We'll show you how to instantly dress up a picnic table in iconic reds, whites and blues, choose attractive yet indestructible dishware and grill a great meal.
Hosting a crab feast in your own backyard is casual and lighthearted by design. Focusing on a simple menu – and a great summer delicacy – makes it easy to relax and have fun without a lot of preparation or expense.
Celebrate favorite summer memories with coastal accents, delicious dishes and well-loved friends. Our Summer Travels party invites guests to share photos, keepsakes and unforgettable stories that capture special trips.
The most chilling night of the year calls for frightfully fun festivities. Our grown-up take on Halloween celebrating features delightfully scary decorating ideas and spooky twists on classic cocktails.
A communal Thanksgiving table captures the heart of this holiday's bountiful celebration, and, practically speaking, may be a host's best friend. In the spirit of a feast that represents many histories, we at Pottery Barn compiled some of our favorite family dishes for you to share with yours.
Hosting a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home is an act of generosity that's recognized by each and every guest. With our tips on everything from decorating your space to preparing the meal, it can also be surprisingly simple and fun.
This leisurely take on holiday celebrating lasts from December 14th to December 25th - and lets you set the pace. Traditional decorating, delicious homemade treats and memorable presentation set the stage for relaxing with guests, and simply enjoying the season.
Nothing puts everyone in the holiday spirit quite like a cookie exchange and tree-trimming party. And because favorite cookies are the centerpiece of this party's menu, it's an exceptionally easy and affordable way to entertain.
Hosting an open house for the holidays is a casual occasion that offers lots of celebration without the stress of a set schedule. All it takes is a few simple snacks and decorations, plus plenty of loved ones and warm wishes.
An intimate gathering where traditions mingle with unique touches is the perfect way to greet the New Year. With our tips on everything from playful favors to special cocktails, this party promises to be easy, fun and unforgettable.
For this tasting with a twist, we explore the classic pairing of goat cheese and its most compatible reds and whites. The occasion calls for a beautiful yet simple presentation. And choosing a favorite local producer for both wine and cheese gives everyone the pleasure of tasting for nuance as well as for knowledge.
Throwing a bridal shower is the perfect way to show the bride-to-be how much you care, and is a great opportunity to create long-lasting memories with friends and family. Offering everything from traditions and etiquette to games and creative favor ideas, our guide makes it easy to plan a unique and unforgettable shower.
Movie Night is a great theme for a casual party that's simple and fun. On a night when friends are up for a low-key evening, it doesn't take much to throw this simple get-together. Choose one or two films from our favorite categories, set up a drink station, pop several bowls of popcorn – and let the fun begin.
A cocktail party should be stylish and fun, and the drinks should be as simple as they are delicious. Our guide offers helpful tips on setting up a basic bar and choosing a small repertoire of classic, easy-to-make cocktails – so you can focus on enjoying the evening.
Throwing a dinner party at home is a great way to entertain friends, for a lot less than you'd spend at a restaurant. With a little planning – and a few tips from chef Joey Altman – the preparation can be simple and fun, the food just as good, and the atmosphere even more welcoming.
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 creative party host. Designed to spark an interest in truly great, artisan-made olive oil, this party is extraordinarily easy on the host, and a fun, educational treat for everyone.
A timeless go-to option for effortless entertaining, pizza parties are synonymous with casual, lighthearted fun. We've given the traditional pizza party a refined makeover by pairing a beautiful, versatile presentation with delicious, top-quality recipes.
A great party idea for Cinco de Mayo and beyond, a tequila tasting makes for a unique and educational gathering. Learning about different kinds of tequila – and pairing them with quick, simple snacks – makes this party easy, affordable and plenty of fun.
A long Sunday brunch is a great way to entertain casually and affordably – especially when the style and menu come straight from the garden. Plan this welcoming event with seasonal elements, simple materials and farmers' market inspirations.
A backyard party that highlights two warm-weather favorites is a great way to celebrate summer's arrival. Tacos and mojitos complement each other perfectly – and since they're both easy to customize, everyone's sure to find something they like.
When it comes to summer grilling, nothing is simpler or more satisfying than sausages and beer. It’s the perfect menu for an easy–to–host backyard barbecue, especially with handmade artisanal sausages and tastings of unique craft beers.