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Party Planning

Inviting guests over can be stressful. Whether you're planning a happy hour, a potluck, or a full meal, you may want feedback on your menu.

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Orange and black Halloween food is definitely on-theme, but it doesn't have to come courtesy of scary food dyes. Even if you opt for a more sophisticated Halloween scheme, the classic orange and black...
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Planning a Safe Oktoberfest

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by twodales2 25 days ago

Our group of about 16 people are planning a backyard Oktoberfest this next week. We usually go to a German restaurant but have decided to forgo that this year. I had thought about bringing Jäg...

In a world w/o Uncle Boons... Location Help for a 40th b-day party

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by MissMara 2 months ago

So I was looking to throw a 40th birthday in January (or whenever the world opens back up in NYC) with ~15 -20 ppl. I had my heart set on Uncle Boons but I just heard they are closing. True Heartbr...

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Breakfast reception menu for a small at-home wedding

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by Captain_Ironphoenix 3 months ago

I'm planning a breakfast "reception" for about 10 people following my morning wedding. I'd like some input on my menu: Doughnuts from a local bakery Strawberries and dip (any recommendations fo...

Dinner Parties

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by rwc 5 months ago

Have you had any success hosting a dinner party, lately? I'm wondering about dinner parties for young singles and young professional couples in their early thirties or mid thirties. In your experie...

How will you handle Mother's Day this year?

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by gutreactions 6 months ago

With the Covid-19 crisis still very much alive, how will you mark Mother's Day, May 10? Will you send Mom some home-cooking and flowers, or will you order take-out to be delivered? We love Moms! An...

keeping rice warm for 4 hours

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by uteDavidson 5 years ago

I am having a Mardi Gras party for 60 people and cooking Jambalay. Keeping the Jambalaya warm is not a problem, but what is the best method to keep the rice warm? Any suggestions very much appre...

Super Bowl Menu 2020

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by LaLa 9 months ago

What is on your menu for the Super Bowl? Are you going to a party? Celebrating at home with your family? Making special team specific snacks? Share all your food plans here.

Dairy-free Carb-ish (rice, pasta, grain) dish for a buffet?

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by mickeygee 10 months ago

Having about 20-25 people for a party, and looking for a dish that can work as a substantial main/side for my vegetarian friends - so rice, pasta, grain. But I also want it to be dairy free (all my...

Need help with menu ideas for a large party

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by Captain_Ironphoenix 10 months ago

Hello all, I've lurked around here for some time, but this is my first post. I'm currently trying to narrow down menu ideas for a party I am hosting this September. Details are still being naile...

Non-dessert snacks for "rock" party - Advice please

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by AJ019 11 months ago

Hello everyone - In the midst of holiday cooking/baking prep, I need some some ideas for non-dessert snacks/finger food for my son's science class party celebrating geology/rocks. I'd like to t...

Holiday Open House ideas

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by prima 11 months ago

It's been a few years since I last hosted a Holiday Open House. This was my standard menu for a few years: Lemon basil shrimp skewers Baked brie Bacon-wrapped dates Stuffed mushrooms (with sw...

Banquet for 250 people: Palais Royale or The Old Mill? Where else

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by prima 2 years ago

Looking for a venue that offers rentals, that is on the cheap to modest side , preferably less than $80 per person, and I realize that will be a very basic menu. Accessible by TTC. This is for a sp...

Officially out of ideas for our annual party

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by tonifi 12 months ago

I know I've asked this before (twenty years we've been having this party...) but I need your help, chowhounds! Our annual holiday party is coming up and I have NO clue what to make for the food. We...

Nibbly bits for an evening meeting

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by twodales2 1 year ago

Appetizers. Feeling overwhelmed. Evening meeting at my home tomorrow night. Wine and water will be the beverages. I'm making Trisha Yearwood's Charleston dip. It's hot, cheesy and topped ...

Duck confit for a large group

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by intentionally 1 year ago

I’m hosting 50 or so people next month and was thinking about duck. I know breast would be easier to slice and serve (they’ll largely be standing), but was thinking if I confit I could do that ahea...

Baptism party menu

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by vanessa7 1 year ago

I'm hosting a party for my niece's baptism and I wanted to review my menu. It's a brunch and I'm planning on serving: Apricot glazed ham, biscuits, honey Spinach quiche Fruit salad Deviled eg...

Birthday party at the park

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by vanessa7 1 year ago

We're throwing a party at the park for my son's 4th birthday. I know I want to make the Momofuku birthday cake/cupcakes. (I made it last year and I think it's the best cake I've ever had!). For foo...

Condiments to serve with cheese straws?

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by kimdyuma57 1 year ago

I am serving cheese straws (or wafers) at a themed event and wonder what could be served with them?

Brisket logistics

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by reewah 1 year ago

I am planning to smoke a brisket for my son’s graduation party Sat but have a few logistical issues. Plan was to do a rub and cook in a makeshift smoker (big barrel-style grill with indirect heat a...

Christmas in July

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by Tehama 1 year ago

Good morning! Its been a while since I have had a soiree and for some reason I was thinking of hosting a Christmas in July party. There have been a couple of prior posts on the subject, but they a...