Post # 1
Hello, I’m happily married and ready to use all put my gifts into use such as wine glasses, china, pots, pans, etc. Have you ever thrown or plan to throw a dinner party. I need some tips…dinner ideas, or references. Thanks.
Post # 3
i’ve been planning and hosting for years. sometimes i co-host with a friend. i joke about going to culinary school so that i could throw amazing dinner parties. i didn’t wait until i got married for nice kitchen items. i was approaching 30 and didn’t feel that nice pots, dinnerware, flatware, serveware, and a ktichenaid mixer were reserved for married folks. it was part of my whole, i’m not married and i’m fine phase.
try hosting with just a few couples. two or three couples is a good number. start off easy with summer backyard barbecues. fancy adult thanksgiving is another great one to do. when i was younger we were used to doing a dinner for all the young adult friends who decided not to fly home for thanksgiving meal. we invited everyone who did not have a place to go. thanksgiving dinner was informal but we always made sure all of our friends did not have dinner alone. when i got older, we started doing nicer thanksgiving where everyone had a place at the table and used real wine glasses instead of paper cups. and the wine served was chosen to match the meal.
my brother bought me a nice martha stewart book with tons of fancy hors d’œuvres book that was pretty handy. i also like the william sonoma holiday entertaining cookbook. it contains a lot of traditional holiday recipes and includes table decorating ideas.
Post # 4
I have and one tip I can give you is, prep, prep, prep before. The key to enjoying the dinner party as the host is doing as much as you can BEFORE your guests arrive.