If we’ve learned anything from watching every installment of the Real Housewives, it’s that you can’t be a rich, fabulous reality star without knowing how to throw a good dinner party. That said, the ability to plan said party doesn’t always mean it’s going to go off without a hitch. As a matter of fact, it’s much more likely to end in name-calling and table-flipping than braiding each other’s hair over glasses of rosé.
These Housewives sure know how to bring the drama, and you know what? We love them all the more for it! So sit back, pop open that bottle, and relive the most disastrous dinner parties in Housewives history.
Joanna Krupa and Adriana de Moura Attack Each Other in the Real Housewives of Miami Season 2, Episode 10
Still confused over who’s to blame for the chaos that broke out at Lisa Hochstein’s Lingerie Party, Alexia Echevarria calls a Summit Dinner in Season 2, Episode 10. For a minute, Joanna Krupa and Adriana de Moura play nice and accept each other’s apologies, but that doesn’t last for long. Joanna and Adriana both accuse to other of physical assault, with Joanna going so far as to say Adriana punched her in the face.
Joyce Giraud Calls Brandi Glanville a Racist in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4, Episode 9
It’s somewhat silly to think that setting up a dinner party would solve the problems from the last, but that’s exactly what Lisa Vanderpump attempts to do in Season 4, Episode 9. Lisa hosts the housewives at her West Hollywood eatery, SUR, but the drama between Brandi Glanville and Joyce Giraud hits an all-time high. When Brandi mentions that some of their mutual friends don’t actually like Joyce, Joyce accuses Brandi of being a racist from “Planet Trash.”
Kelly Bensimon Has a Breakdown in the Real Housewives of New York City Season 3, Episode 12
The ladies decide to head for sunny St. John in Season 3, Episode 12, but the drama stills follows them across the Atlantic. Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon just can’t seem to keep their claws put away, but Bethenny attempts to put their issues aside by cooking a lovely dinner for the group. Unfortunately, the arguments continue to ensue, ending in Kelly’s gummy bear-fueled breakdown.
Brandi Glanville Calls Joyce Giraud a Fat Pig in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 4, Episode 6
In an effort to insert herself into the group, Joyce Giraud invites all the ladies to a getaway in Palm Springs in Season 4, Episode 6. However, after one too many glasses of wine, Brandi Glanville starts calling her Jacqueline instead of Joyce. “She doesn’t look like a Joyce,” Brandi slurs in defense to the group. “Joyce is a big, fat pig.”
The Dinner Party From Hell in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 1, Episode 9
When a party is referred to as the “dinner party from hell,” it’s safe to say that it doesn’t go so well. Camille Grammer invites the other housewives for a meal in Season 1, Episode 9, but she also invites a few other guests, including psycho psychic Allison DuBois. As Allison puffs away on her electric cigarette, she proceeds to tell Kyle Richards that her husband will never fulfill her. The next thing we know, Kyle’s sister Kim is going at it with Taylor Armstrong, and Allison is threatening to shove her cig “up Kyle’s ass.”
Tamra Barney Kicks Alexis Bellino Out in the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 8, Episode 4
We can’t even remember a time when Alexis Bellino and Tamra Barney weren’t at each other’s throats. So Vicki Gunvalson should have known better than to invite Alexis to Tamra’s gym opening dinner in Season 8, Episode 4. Alexis attends reluctantly, but quickly wishes she had stayed at home. When Alexis tells Tamra to stay out an argument she’s having with Heather, Tamra dramatically kicks Alexis out of the gym.
Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson Go Face-to-Face in the Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7, Episode 20
When Heather Dubrow threw a name-changing party in Season 7, Episode 20, we were sure it would be Sarah Winchester who ruined the whole night. Oh, we couldn’t have been more wrong. Former BFFs Vicki Gunvalson and Tamra Barney start screaming at each other when Vicki’s boyfriend, Brooks, accuses Tamra of “the evil eye.” Vicki attempts to storm out of the house before the drama gets even worse, but completely loses it before reaching the door.
Teresa Giudice Flips a Table in the Real Housewives of New Jersey Season 1, Episode 6
Tensions rise at Teresa Giudice’s dinner party in Season 1, Episode 6, when Danielle Staub attempts to confront the allegations written about her in Cop Without a Badge. The conversation quickly escalates between the women, ending in perhaps the most infamous moment in all of reality TV history.