Too much garlic and a barefoot guest who dominates the dinner conversation could spoil one get-together; and a party with a school theme boasts a foosball match and an outdoor playground. Also: A seven-course feast is made memorable by messy oysters.
A farm-fresh meal is served; and a French feast is prepared by a mother-son duo who entertain guests with a bout of fencing and do-it-yourself desserts. Also: a party with a disco theme and a stripper pole.
Family-style fare is served by one couple who entertain their guests with a home-brewed wine game; an Asian fusion event ends with a jam session; and an engaged pair host an impromptu sculpture contest.