Essay

A Life, in Parties

The parties we throw become snapshots we carry with us forever, monuments to moments big and small.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

These Party Must-Haves Are at the Top of Our List

From agate cheese boards to giant confetti balloons, these goodies will instantly upgrade any party you throw.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 Out-of-the-Box Themes for Your Next Celebration

Plus, all the ingredients you need for the most Houston photobooth of all time.

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 of the Best Parties in Houston History

These Bayou City bashes were legendary.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Party City

The Bands and DJs to Book for Your Next Bash

Plus, Houston's most unique entertainers for kids—and, fine, grown-ups, too.

08/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Party City

Dinner Is Served: The Best Party Food (and Drinks!) in Houston

Caterers, cakes, and even a signature cocktail.

08/26/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Bayou City Bash

Party City: How to Throw the Perfect Celebration in Houston

We at Houstonia decided to do the leg work for you with this guide, even asking local pros to share their secrets. All that’s left to do? Find an excuse to host one. Given how much Houstonians love a good party, we’re sure you’ll think of something.

08/26/2019 Edited by Abby Ledoux

Party City

10 Frequently Asked Party Etiquette Questions

Local experts spill the tea on the modern rules for hosting and attending parties.

08/26/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas and Abby Ledoux

Party City

5 Pro Tips for Throwing the Best Party Ever

“No matter what time of year it is, have an extra bag of ice in your freezer, because you will always run out. It’s Texas. Just do it.”

08/26/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party City

10 Amazing Spots for a Next-Level Get-Together

These venues will wow your guests.

08/26/2019 By Laura Furr Mericas

Editor's Note

The Pros and Cons of Having the Party House

There are currently 27 beers in our fridge.

08/26/2019 By Catherine Matusow

Party Time, Excellent

PartySlate Wants to Be Your One-Stop Shop for Event Planning

Houston is the 10th city the web platform has launched in.

07/12/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Star Power

Why Were Hugh Jackman, Diane Kruger, and Other Celebrities at the Lone Star Flight Museum This Week?

Answer: A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, of course—oh, and the launch of Montblanc's reimagined StarWalker pen.

06/13/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Big Ole Freak

Megan Thee Stallion's Fever Release Party Was the Most Houston Thing Ever

The 24-year-old rapper is blowing up right now. To celebrate her new project, Spotify threw her (and her fans) an outrageous hometown party.

05/17/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Party Like a Rock-Stark

Sunday Is Coming: Here's How to Throw Your Own Game of Thrones Finale Watch Party

The night will inevitably be dark and full of terrors—plan accordingly.

05/16/2019 By Rebekah Kibodeaux

And They're Off!

Fabulous Hats and Deep Pockets Make This Sold-Out Derby Affair a Smashing Success

Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes raised over $350,000 for Bo's Place.

05/10/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Hostess With the Mostess

Scenes From Lyndsey Zorich's Launch Party for The Avenue

The fashion blogger and 200 of her closest friends toasted the online shop's official opening.

05/06/2019 By Abby Ledoux

Girls' Night In

Beauty Influencer Marlena Stell Hosts a Grown-Up Pajama Party for a Good Cause

The Sandlewood Manor event had all the trappings of a good old-fashioned sleepover, and guests made care packages for the Houston Area Women's Center.

04/30/2019 By Najla Brown

Party in the HOU

Emerson Sloan is Bringing the Party (Store) to Tanglewood

The cute, curated Rice Village shop for festive accessories will open its second location.

02/21/2019 By Abby Ledoux

The Bling Ring

Celebrity Chefs, Priceless Jewels: Valobra Master Jewelers' Grand Opening Was a Fête for the Ages

A $14.7 million diamond, another owned by queens, and a culinary Oscar-worthy spread: Valobra's lavish welcome to Westheimer truly had it all.

02/15/2019 By Mai Pham