Hosting a Party: Ideas, Recipes, Drinks and More
If you're interested in hosting a party everyone will enjoy, the Hosting a Party Web Guide is sure to help. Whether you're throwing a multi-course formal dinner party, a Halloween costume ball or a casual gathering of friends for Super Bowl Sunday, this guide points you to the best resources on the Web. Learn where to find invitation designs, party themes, menus, party food and drinks, and lots more.
If you’re itching to entertain and are looking for a good excuse to throw a party, these ... read more »
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Tired of all those tattered cookbooks on your kitchen shelves? If you don’t want to serve the finger foods your grandmother made for parties, have a look at some of these party food sites. With constant updates and an ever-increasing wealth of archived recipes, these resources can help you design and plan the perfect party menu.
- If you’re having a casual event and don’t want to spend a lot of time preparing food at home, check out your local specialty grocer (like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods) for help. Trader Joe’s also has an extensive “Party Planning” guide in PDF format.
To plan a dinner party menu …
is the source for all of your entertaining needs. Enjoy the site’s great design, complete with photos. Get ideas for party themes, menu options, cocktail and beverage advice, and, of course, many tidbits on how to inject beauty into the tiniest details.
Food & Wine
helps you plan a menu based on any type of cuisine. Browse the menus—American, Asian, Caribbean, French, Italian, Mexican—to find a number of ideas. Recommended cocktails and their recipes are also included.
provides recipe ideas for all kinds of events and gatherings. Look for menu and recipe suggestions for “March Madness
” and “Weddings
,” along with menus for most classic holiday meals.
To host a more casual gathering …
offers entertaining advice focused on simplicity and ease. Find lots of menu options, tips on decorating and preparing for any themed party, and inspiration for your spirits and wine.
gathers dishes from reputable sources like Bon Appétit and Gourmet magazines. Search results for “party appetizers” yield lots of simple yet sophisticated party recipes. Select “quick & easy” from the sidebar to narrow your search to appetizers you can make in a hurry.
provides photos and instructions detailing some casual dinner party dishes. Get easy-to-make suggestions like guacamole
and crab cakes
. Find simple dinner options for the grill, sides and salads.
Now that you’ve decided on a theme, a menu and specific recipes, you’ll need to ... read more »
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