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Dinner Party

Throwing a dinner party should be fun--get advice from our community on how to do it right, from suggested schedules to go-to recipes to thoughts on a playlist.

How to Host a Hot Pot Dinner Party

A hot pot dinner party is easy to pull off, perfect for fall—and super fun. Here's what you need to know to host the best hot pot party at home. A few years ago, my parents brought home a pot-and-burner...
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What would you do if too many non-RSVP show up?

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by kelvin_of_ranard 28 days ago

Hypothetically, let’s say you invited 20 friends to your home for wine-tasting and dinner. 10 of the invitees rsvp within the allotted time. Plus two are “likely maybes”, which makes 12 total. At...

Invited to potluck party and brought main dish, feelin used

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by darlenebb 2 months ago

Feel used when asked to bring ribs and chicken for potluck event for 40 people and the person organizing brought a plate of brownies and some decorations. Dumb me agreed to bring two racks of ribs...

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by SamuelAt 5 months ago

Recently my GF and I have become more serious and so we’ve been doing that coupley-thing—Netflixing, cooking, and generally socializing less. My GF has become a Master Chef with her slow cooker, a...

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by prima 9 months ago

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The Farmers Guild Summer Soiree 7/28: Voices from the Field, Petaluma

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by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Date and Time Sun, July 28, 2019 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT Location Five Springs Farm 4497 Adobe Road Petaluma, CA 94954 "Join us at beautiful Five Springs Farm for an afternoon of local fo...

Going to a Pot Luck

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by twodales2 7 months ago

We've been invited to a casual evening with friends. There will be around 16 people. The Hostess is providing chicken and broccoli casseroles and a salad. People have offered to bring the fol...

Polenta Bar Dinner Party (Vegetarian)

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by nature_trash 2 years ago

Hello, I am throwing a dinner party for about 20 friends for my birthday. Last year I did the Momofuku pork shoulder with lots of sides & it was great. This year, I am planning to make a lar...

Hors D'oeuvre recipes needed

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by zook 10 months ago

I’ve been tasked with providing the hors d’oerves for a NYE sit down dinner party for 12 guests. The hors d’oerves will be traveling about an hour to get there. No oven access on site. They most...

Vegan Wellington Recipe

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by WaxyK 11 months ago

I am planning a holiday dinner for friends and beef tenderloin is the main. I need a vegan main to go along side it. In my research for ideas online I discovered vegan wellingtons that I think fit...

What are your entertaining go to meals?

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by dmarie979 12 months ago

I feel like I'm making the same dishes over and over when I host a dinner party. I like to be able to do some (or all) of the prep work ahead of time so I'm not cooking like a mad woman while peopl...

Dinner Party for 6

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by nessness 1 year ago

Im having my brother and 3 brothers in law for dinner next week and wanted to make this Jamie Oliver recipe! Struggling with what else I can serve as part of a family style sharing meal. Any ideas?...

Summer Dinner for 30 at rental property in France

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by abgilliam 1 year ago

We are having a summer dinner party for 30 at a rented chateau in France. We will arrive 6 days before the dinner. Kitchen is fully equipped. I am not overly impressed with caterers I have seen, ...

Carpaccio

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by akdad 1 year ago

If one were serving a carpaccio (think tenderloin, watercress, pickled radish dressed with a little lemon, olive oil and sea salt) what would you follow up with as entree?

Thank you dinner

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by akdad 1 year ago

Having a family member do some work at the house soon, and looking to host him and his lady as payment. He is meat and potatoes and his lady is a salad lover. We will be starting of with Cynar spri...

Grilling for meat eaters and vegetarians at the same time

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by rbrbr 1 year ago

Hi all- I'm looking to entertain for a big group (20 or so) and I have a mix of meat eaters and vegetarians, and am looking for grilling ideas to take care of both- ideally something related (ie ...

Strip steak sandwich

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by mamab44 1 year ago

Great sale on strip steaks and I want to grill some early in the day before having 11 people over for dinner. Serving space is too small for everyone to put together their own sandwiches so can I p...

Sides with roast pork?

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by NYchowcook 3 years ago

I am planning a dinner party with a terrific, local roast pork shoulder. I plan to roast with fennel seeds, rosemary and garlic. Would love ideas for side dishes. Mashed potatoes? Roasted asparagus...

Menu help for small girls' night in for mom's bday

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by inlovewiththedusk 1 year ago

Hi there! I'm having an impromptu dinner for a total of 6 women (including me) where we'll be celebrating my mom's 75th birthday, but very casual. I usually love scheming up a menu for such occas...

Tom Collins party

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by akdad 1 year ago

This spring/early summer I am planning a cocktail/dinner party around a Tom Collins bar. I’ll have a lazy susan with kaffir lime leaves,strawberry, mangos, different citrus, cucumbers, herbs,etc wi...