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HOST is a sustainable, technology based service designed to take the hassle out of hosting and elevate everyday events. Based in New York City, HOST creates seasonal, event-specific gathering kits with the essentials needed to host a small to mid-sized gathering of 6-16 people. HOST kits feature products from independent culinary brands, drink recipes from local mixologists, and tips from our network of hosting experts, that create a unique and personal hosting experience – without the headache.

HOST plans to launch in Fall 2023 with 3 HOST Essentials kits: Cocktail Party Essentials, Birthday Party Essentials, and Guys/Gals Weekend Essentials. HOST Kits include easy to batch cocktails/mocktails, delicious bar snacks, chic cocktail napkins, eco-friendly hors d’oeuvre plates, bamboo cutlery, conversation coasters, patterned paper straws, curated playlists, and more. 

Born out of their own frustration with the hosting process today – running from store to store at the last-minute, reluctantly ordering party supplies from Amazon, and scouring the internet for cocktail recipes that are impossible to make – the co-founders of HOST thought there must be a better – and easier – way to host. So they decided to create one!