(Closed) Have you ever or plan to host a dinner party?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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.

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