Dinner Party Ideas

We've put together a collection of dinner party ideas, recipes, menu ideas, and preparation tips. Browse our collection of impressive appetizers, main dishes, side dish recipes, as well as desserts that end the meal with wow factor. Also get advice on what wines to pour, classic cocktail recipes to serve, and how to create a signature drink.

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Your Guide to Creating a Deliciously Balanced Menu for Your Next Dinner Party
We're sharing expert advice for planning and pulling off a meal to remember (in all the good ways).
Quick Recipes That Are Perfect for Entertaining—Including Everything from Appetizers to Desserts
The holidays can be a bit overwhelming but we are here to help. Whether it's a starter, dinner, or sweet, these fast recipes are sure to get the party started.
Quick and Easy Appetizers That Make Entertaining a Breeze
From classy three-ingredient canapés for a cocktail party to lightning-fast dips for game day, we're sharing a selection of super-easy appetizers guaranteed to get any party started. All have either six-ingredients or fewer, take less than 15 minutes to prep, or can be made-ahead (sometimes, it's all three!).
How to Set a Formal Dinner Table
The art of table setting is actually simple once you understand a few basics. Treat your guests to a beautifully set table. 
30 of Our Best No-Cook Appetizers for Super-Easy Entertaining
No stove, no oven, no problem! These no-cook appetizer recipes are proof that you don't need heat to make a scrumptious starter.

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Make-Ahead Dinner Party: A Cozy Winter Menu for 6
This elegant, easier-than-it-looks feast is perfect for a holiday party or any cold-weather special occasion.