Parties in the home must often overcome problems ranging from a simple lack of seating to a complicated fight started when the television and the stereo arrive wearing the same dress. Prepare yourself for a stylish party the easy way with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $300 worth of home furnishings at Great Gatherings in Annapolis and Gainesville.
Within its cavernous 17,000-square-foot showroom, Great Gatherings prepares pads for hordes of mingle-ready guests with a colorful conference of indoor and outdoor furnishings. Browse rows of stools ready for seating service ($19.95+)—the Batali wooden barstool ($239.95) cushions posteriors with stationary grace, and the Canterbury metal bar stool ($229.95) swivels to grant guests an improved range of motion and the ability to compete in four staring contests at once. Instill etiquette in wayward pint glasses with pub tables ($699+), including the stalwart oak Cicero and the bamboo-inspired Palmetto. Outdoor furnishings keep parties ready for the elements, with dining sets aiding open-air dinners, fire pits searing bountiful barbecues, and a 9-foot twist-tilt umbrella protecting Twister boards from the man in the moon’s leering gaze.