parties

hors d'oeuvres

How-To: Throw a Holiday Party

With little to no planning, a strict budget, and about a half an hour's worth of grocery shopping—including a booze run—I threw this holiday party together in an afternoon.
Julia Ziegler-Haynes
12.21.17
Brooklyn

Why One of Istanbul's Top Chefs Left to Open a Four-Table Cafe in Brooklyn

People with dreams of grandeur move to New York in search of fame. Dilara Erbay came to get away from it.
Brad Cohen
7.16.17
Cheese

How a Techno Party Planner Found His Calling in Cheese

Two hearts beat in the breast of Clemens Castan: one for techno, one for cheese. After spending years organizing dance parties and slinging drinks, he realized that his other true passion lies with stinky, savory dairy.
Sarah Krobath
3.11.17
Hollywood

How I Threw a Party and Made It Into a Career

Partying shouldn’t be about having to deal with an asshole bouncer or finding your name on a list, and it shouldn’t be about entrance covers. It should just come down to if you’re cool, have a good attitude, and wanna have a good time.
Jeremy Fall
12.27.16
Restaurant Confessionals

This Is What It's Like to Be a Female Oyster Shucker

Oysters have historically been associated with female genitalia and aphrodisiacs. I’ve heard every cliché joke imaginable.
Anonymous
7.16.16
COLOMBIA

Colombia’s Carnaval Is an Assault on the Senses

If you’ve been to a party anywhere, you already know what Carnaval is about—music, dancing, drinking, drugs, petty theft—but Barranquilla’s version is bigger, louder, more colorful, and goes on longer.
Aaron Kase
2.11.16
dining etiquette

The John Waters Guide to Holiday Party Etiquette

I asked the Pope of Trash how to deal with unexpected guests, whether or not one should discuss politics, and why you should never ask to use the bathroom.
Matthew Zuras
11.20.15
Best of 2014

Best of 2014: This Party Is Fancy As Shit

You don't need to be Sandra Lee to plan a party. After all, tablescaping and blue curaçao take a lot out of a person, which is why we're here to help you throw a soirée that'll blow minds without breaking even the most meager of bank accounts.
Munchies Staff
12.30.14