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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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Duck confit for a large group

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by intentionally 9 days 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...

Nibbly bits for an evening meeting

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by twodales2 11 days 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 ...

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

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by prima 9 months 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...

Baptism party menu

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by vanessa7 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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...

How much pasta for a crowd?

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by Kteach 6 months ago

I'm hosting an informal baby shower luncheon for vegan and vegetarian guests (one gluten free) so just keeping it all vegan. I'll have some simple appetizers (hummus, red pepper spread, etc.). I w...

Prosecco newbie needs advice!

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by MaryCath 6 months ago

For an upcoming baby shower, I have been asked to supply the cocktails and mocktails. It will be sherbert with ginger ale or prosecco. I know nothing about prosecco. Any recommendations for brands?...

Swedish Chocolate Oat Balls, traditional recipe and healthy recipe

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by OhMyDeer 6 months ago

Chocolate balls is the one sweet that every Swede loves and knows how to make by heart. We all start learning how to make them at the age of three! If not younger ;) It’s a sweet that’s been around...

Hosting my first dinner party!

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by makeupyourworld 7 months ago

Hello chowhound! I'm a newbie here but have been lurking and cooking for awhile. I recently turned 20 and I cook dinner for company 2-3 nights per week. During the school week I keep meals simple b...

Planning a party - food quantity help

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by sunenihs 8 months ago

Hello - I am planning a party for about 60 people. It is going to be a BBQ, and I am going to get ribs for 45 catered from a local BBQ joint. I am going to do the sides myself, and also am thinking...

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...

Settle a BBQ Etiquette Disagreement, Please?

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by oursouthernsojourn 2 years ago

Hello Chowhounders! I've just come back from a trip and my husband has decided he would like to have a barbecue tomorrow for the 4th of July. I'm happy to host - we like to entertain and keep e...

Help with planning a dinner party for guests with various dietary restrictions!

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by townsendsmith 3 years ago

Help! I'm hosting a dinner party tomorrow night for another couple and have to manage a wide range of dietary restrictions. One guest is a full-on vegetarian, one is a pescatarian, and two (inc...

How far in advance can you bake cookies?

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by tetraneutron 10 months ago

I'm baking some cookies for a work event and I don't want to be rushed the night before. If I bake them Tuesday evening (drop cookies, shortbread w/potato chips, and https://smittenkitchen.com/2009...

How many pounds of homemade pasta for this holiday party?

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by migmigmig 10 months ago

For a 11-person party where we have plenty of "main course" food but tend to eat much of it standing up, one attendee is making a "first course" of homemade fettuccine in a tomato sauce. The intent...