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23 Awesome Ideas For Throwing Your First Dinner Party

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5. Or make a big-batch cocktail so everyone gets drunk enough to enjoy the food.

No setting out buckets of drinks, no running back to the fridge.

You can make a pitcher of these strawberry gin smashes in less than 10 minutes. Get the recipe here.


9. Instead of making a menu, identify dishes with dry-erase meal tags (the punnier, the better).

You can point out potential food allergens and save yourself from explaining what exactly is in the pasta salad for the umpteenth time.

Get a set from Amazon for $10.06.


11. Dish it up family-style on a platter that goes straight from fridge or oven to table.

Chill the platter in the fridge or heat it in the oven so your food stays at the temperature it's ~supposed~ to be at longer. Get it from Uncommon Goods or Amazon for $64.95.

You can also mix and match vintage platters so you don't have to worry about maintaining a full set of matching dishes.


19. Play a game that's a step between "adult conversation" and college-level drinking games.

Try the Voting Game, where you vote on which member of the party would be the most likely to do something printed on the cards.

Get it from Amazon for $25.


Bonus: here are a few more products that'll help turn you into a dinner party throwing wiz...