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Dinner Parties

7 Reasons To Bring Back Sunday Dinners

Brie Dyas | Posted 08.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

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.

10 Tips for Perfect Party Lighting

Carla McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

One of the best ways to ensure that your guests enjoy your party is to make them feel attractive. When people feel gorgeous, they relax, become less self-conscious and take more joy in themselves and others.

The 28 Worst People At Every Dinner Party

Thrillist | Posted 08.20.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Sometimes there are some less-than-savory characters who show up at those kind of shindigs and kinda ruin everything for everyone else.

A Thai Dinner Party

Saveur | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Saveur

The bright, refreshing flavors of Thai cuisine make an ideal spread for an early summer dinner party.

9 People Who Will Throw A Wrench In Your Dinner Party

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Taste

Only the best eaters allowed.

QUIZ: Are You Secretly A Terrible Party Guest?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Taste

Are you the life of the party or a total buzz kill?

3 Easy Dinner Party Menus To Wow The Crowd

Posted 03.11.2014 | OWN

You can host a dinner party without stressing out -- just follow one of these easy meal plans, which feature plenty of quick, make-ahead dishes. By...

What Dinner Guests REALLY Notice (Hint: It's Not The Food)

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.04.2013 | HuffPost Home

It may be hard to think of your Thanksgiving dinner as a legitimate "dinner party" with your nosy aunt Esther and Instagram-obsessed younger cousin at...

Family and Food, The First Supper

Wendy Gaynor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Wendy Gaynor

I threw my first "grown-up, from soup to nuts" dinner party when my daughter Ruby was three months old. The occasion was a surprise birthday party for...

Menu Tips For The Ultimate Gay And Lesbian Dinner Party, According To Legendary Style Icon

Posted 10.14.2013 | Gay Voices

By Amanda Chatel for YourTango.com The correlation between love and food is undeniable. If you've ever been in love, you'll agree. Your change i...

VIDEO: The Home Meat Slicer: An Essential Tool for Dinner Parties!

David Rosengarten | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste
David Rosengarten

Once you have one of these, you never have to think hard again about the proper way to kick off a dinner party.

Rebecca Minkoff's Biggest Entertaining No-No

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

When we found out that designer Rebecca Minkoff teamed up with CorningWare and Corelle to throw a fabulous dinner party, we had to ask this stylish ho...

The Push Project

Alex Stupak | Posted 08.25.2013 | Taste
Alex Stupak

Inspiration rarely occurs in a vacuum, and luckily, in the world of a chef there is simply no need for it to. Our best friends, our sympathizers, the people we get drunk and laugh with: they are also very often our heroes and our greatest sources of inspiration. They are our fellow chefs.

Why Thrift Stores Are Littered With Fondue Pots

Beth Le Manach | Posted 05.18.2013 | Los Angeles
Beth Le Manach

Looking at all the images of towering snow drifts and blocked SUVs, I can't help but think it would be a terrific time to dust off those fondue pots and hold a fondue party, the right way. Here are my top tips for throwing a successful fondue party.

What Your Dinner Table Says About You

Danielle Powell | Posted 04.03.2013 | HuffPost Home
Danielle Powell

Social butterfly? 'Pretend' adult? Your dining room might just say it all.

Jeffersonian Dinners Create Transformative Connections

Jeffrey Walker | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Walker

As a result of the dinners, vibrant networks and passionate partners have been created for these causes. Here are a few ground rules that help these dinners succeed.

Why I Don't Stress When Hosting A Holiday Party

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Don't you just love entertaining? The smell of pies cooling on the sill. Matching saucepans simmering on a gleaming stove with lids slightly askew. Wait! Whose kitchen is that?

Brussels Sprouts With Pancetta, Garlic, Pinenuts And Blue Cheese + The Perfect Dinner Party

Authentic Suburban Gourmet | Posted 11.26.2012 | Taste
Authentic Suburban Gourmet

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.

10 Tips On How To Avoid A Party Meltdown

Zester Daily | Posted 11.11.2012 | Taste
Zester Daily

Giving a party is no picnic. What if the guests refuse to talk? What if there is a loud, awkward kitchen accident? What if the table doesn't look good? Worst of all, what if the food doesn't turn out?

Swedish Night: Meatballs, Aquavit And The Best Pop Music On Earth

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 09.07.2012 | Taste

Here at HuffPost Taste, we frequently extoll the joys of simple cooking, simple eating and simple entertaining. The idea being that making it simple m...

Queeries: Guess Whose Views Are Coming to Dinner?

Steven Petrow | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

The fine art of hosting a successful dinner party starts with a smart invite list. Who's likely to get along, which guests have common interests, who can keep a good conversation going?

What To Eat When Your In-Laws Come Over

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

One of our favorite things about food (forgive us, we know we say this all the time) is how it brings people together. But, what about those times whe...

5 Secrets to Stress-Free Dinner Parties

Delia Lloyd | Posted 09.11.2012 | Food
Delia Lloyd

It's taken me a while to figure out how to entertain without finding it stressful. Because even though I'm fairly far out there on the extrovert spectrum, it does make me anxious to have to organize a meal for anyone other than my family.

The Post-50 Dinner Party

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

As I've grown older, I've come to prefer, more often than not, an evening at home -- mine or someone else's -- to dinner in a restaurant.

D.C.'s Feastly Looks To New York, San Francisco Expansion

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.31.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- To an outsider, a Feastly meal looks a lot like a dinner party you pay to attend, where you don't know anyone. Co-founder Noah Kares...