Serve It Forth: 21 Questions About Parties and Entertaining

The Kitchn's Best of 2012

One of the most rewarding aspects of cooking is sharing the food you cook with others. But whether you're preparing a romantic meal for two or a three-course meal for a crowd, entertaining can also be quite stressful. Luckily, our readers are always ready to help, fielding questions about Hunger Games parties, makeshift punch bowls, the best way to feed 150 wedding guests for under $2000, and more dinner party dilemmas.PICTURED ABOVE • 1 Help Me Stock My Fridge & Pantry for a "Courting" Kitchen • 2 Fun Ideas for a Group Cooking Project? • 3 Help Me Find a Celebratory (Yet Not Too Sweet) Treat for a Birthday Party • 4 Help Me Plan a Full-Course Indian Dinner for My Girlfriend • 5 What Should I Cook for a Holiday Party With Toddlers and Adults? • 6 Help Me Throw a Dinner Party in Honor of the Hunger Games Film • 7 Any Ideas for Toppings & Sides at a Pancake Party? • 8 Cabin-Friendly Meals for a Big Group? • 9 Help Me Cook an Amazing 3-Course Meal While on Vacation

GENERAL PARTY QUESTIONS
• 10 Ideas for Fun Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks?
• 11 How Much Wine and Cheese Should I Buy for My Party?
• 12 How Do I Keep Roast Chicken Warm Before a Dinner Party?
• 13 What Household or Kitchen Items Would Make a Good Punch Bowl for a Party?

HOLIDAY PARTY QUESTIONS
• 14 St. Patrick's Day: Can I Cook Bacon & Breakfast Sausage in the Oven?
• 15 Easter: Vegan Recipe Ideas for Easter Brunch?
• 16 Thanksgiving: Help Me Plan and Host My First Thanksgiving Dinner!
• 17 Christmas: Ideas for Christmas-Worthy Vegetarian and Meat Main Dishes?

WEDDING QUESTIONS
• 18 Homemade Wedding Favor Ideas?
• 19 What Are Good Make-Ahead Side Dishes for a Self-Catered Wedding?
• 20 Unique But Crowd-Pleasing Signature Wedding Cocktails?
• 21 How Do I Serve a Meal to 150 Wedding Guests for Less Than $2000?

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2012 roundup! From December 17 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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