Want to Nail the Hostessing Game? Pitchers Are Your Secret Weapon

Want to Nail the Hostessing Game? Pitchers Are Your Secret Weapon

Here's how you impress the sh*t out of your family and friends.

By Katie Leahy

Confession: I consider pitchers the underdog of the entertaining world. Yes, I’m serious! When prepping for a get together, the focus is always on the glassware, linens, platters and serving dishes. But don't be fooled. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, lunch, cocktail party or sit-down dinner, pitchers can be the true unsung hero—especially when hosting a large crowd.

Why you ask? Well, these versatile champions are the ultimate hostess. They open their spouts to water, lemonade, margaritas, smoothies, bloody Mary's—you name it. Who doesn't love a pretty mimosa bar with fresh juices lined up in shiny glass pitchers?! And best part? Wait for it...when all of your guests simultaneously take their last sip, they are their own bartender and can refill themselves! (Read: Pitchers take some of the pressure off of you.) And as we saw on last night's episode of Cyrus vs. Cyrus Design and Conquer, you have enough on your plate when guests are visiting!

So the next time you have a party, consider prepping some pitchers with your signature go-to cocktails for the bar and water for the table. Believe me, during your bash, when you are sitting back, chatting and enjoying your drink, you will thank me. Which brings us to the ultimate question: Pitcher pitcher, short or tall, who is the fairest of them all? Well, quite frankly we couldn't decide on one, but we did manage to narrow it down to our 20 faves for you to check out below. Happy hosting, friends!


Rosanna Geometric Glass Pitcher


BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $78


Urkiola Stainless Steel Pitcher


BUY FROM: Saks Fifth Avenue, SALE $182 (Regularly $260, 30% Off!)


Birch Lane Infusion Pitcher


BUY FROM: Wayfair, SALE $49.99 (Regularly $70, 29% Off!)


The Original Gurgling Cod Pitcher


BUY FROM: Wayfair, $124.99


Kate Spade New York All In Good Taste First Come First Served Pitcher


BUY FROM: Macy’s, $30


Mikasa Cheers Party Pitcher

BUY FROM: Macy’s, SALE $49.99 (Regularly $84, 40% Off!)


Cost Plus World Market Ombre Monterey Glass Pitcher

BUY FROM: Cost Plus World Market, $19.99



Old Dutch Solid Copper Hammered Pitcher

BUY FROM: One Kings Lane, SALE $45 (Regularly $56, 20% Off!)


Terrain Marbled Enamel Pitcher

BUY FROM: Terrain, $58


Terrain Copper & Brass Pitcher With Spoon


BUY FROM: Terrain, SALE $64.95 (Regularly $88, 26% Off!)


Kate Spade New York Gold Dots Acrylic Covered Pitcher

BUY FROM: Macy’s, $52


Artland Iris Loft Pitcher


BUY FROM: Hayneedle, SALE $31.02 (Regularly $46.25, 33% Off!)


Anthropologie Terasse Pitcher


BUY FROM: Anthropolgie, $32


Sur la Table Mosser Jadeite Pitcher


BUY FROM: Sur la Table, SALE $31.96 Use code TULIP17 (Regularly $39.95, 20% Off!)


Viva Terra Handblown Rainbow Confetti Recycled Pitcher


BUY FROM: Viva Terra, SALE $22.99 (Regularly $49, 53% Off!)


Michael Aram Rivet Hammered Stainless Steel Pitcher


BUY FROM: Nordstrom, $270


Simon Pearce Addison Pitcher


BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, $160


Michael Aram Butterfly Gingko Pitcher

BUY FROM: Bloomingdales, $300


Le Creuset Glazed Stoneware Pitcher


BUY FROM: Le Creuset, $45


Fiesta Turquoise Large Disc Pitcher


BUY FROM: Hayneedle, SALE $39.99 (Regularly $58, 31% Off!)

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