5 Tips for Throwing an Easy Dinner Party
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What a better way to kick off summer then a dinner party with your closest friends? There's nothing I love more than to “wine-down” with a cheese board and a glass of wine! Looking for inspiration for your next outdoor gathering? Keep reading for 5 tips for throwing an easy dinner party!
PREP AHEAD OF TIME
Allow yourself to actually enjoy the dinner party by taking the time to prep beforehand! You’ll want to spend less time in the kitchen, and more time having fun with your guests. When I host, I like to make recipes that aren’t just easy to cook, but I can put together ahead of time!
KEEP IT SIMPLE
When hosting a summer event, keep the food simple and light! Finger foods and fruit are a good go-to! For this gathering, I decided to go with a cheese board that includes mix cheeses, sliced meat, crackers, nuts, olives, and grapes.
KEEP THE PARTY INTIMATE
Make the guest list small by inviting just a few family and friends. This will allow everyone to get to know each other better, and will make the gathering easier on you as a host. Plus, it’s always great when there’s less clean up at the end of the night!
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Don’t forget to also have fun! Pour yourself a glass of wine and relax with your closest friends. It is your party after all! Scroll down for more photos, and comment your best tips for summer entertainment!
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