The holidays are here, which means hosting a dinner party may be on your calendar. Naturally, the dining table will be the center of attention, so you'll want to make sure it makes a great impression on your guests. Creating a beautiful tablescape is the perfect way to dress up your dining table when company comes calling.
Food stylist and cookbook author Susan Spungen knows a thing or two about entertaining.
The idea of gathering family and friends to share a Sunday meal has seemingly fallen out of favor on the whole. Even if you're not the self-proclaimed matriarch of a lovingly dysfunctional family, these dinners need to make a comeback. It doesn't have to be elaborate, limited to family or even that formal. Whether you're entertaining two or twenty with cocktails, potluck or an all-out meal, here's the argument for bringing back this tradition.
Here are a few ideas to keep the costs down and the style high.
In the words of Beyonce, "All the single ladies!"
Social butterfly? 'Pretend' adult? Your dining room might just say it all.
And keep your mother-in-law out of your hair.
A good dinner party means clean plates, numerous wine glasses, and empty bottles of wine, laughter and lovely music. It is the kind of evening where everyone wants to linger and no one wants to say goodbye.
I love Cinco De Mayo! I mean, duh -- tacos, margaritas, colorful décor. What's not to love?