Dinner Party Dilemmas: 25 Questions on Entertaining

Dinner Party Dilemmas: 25 Questions on Entertaining

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Faith Durand
Dec 19, 2011
We invite reader questions all year long, and a substantial portion of these end up being on entertaining and dinner parties. What do you make if you have a vegan and a gluten-free guest coming to Thanksgiving? How do you plan how much food to make for a brunch? Got any ideas for a dinner party menu that will knock the socks off your in-laws? These are just a few of the most popular entertaining and dinner party questions from our readers this past year. Read on to see all 25! PICTURED ABOVE • 1 Great Make-Ahead Party Menu for a Big Group? • 2 Great Make-Ahead Vegetarian Party Snacks & Appetizers? • 3 Easy Meals for a Casual Family Dinner Party? • 4 Delicious, Inexpensive Recipes for a Bridal Shower? • 5 Simple Summer Dinner Menu to Impress My In-Laws? PICTURED ABOVE (CONTINUED...) • 6 Best Snacks & Appetizers to Serve with Aperitifs? • 7 What Beverages Should I Serve at a Cake Party? • 8 Great Cocktails & Food for a Speakeasy Birthday Party? • 9 How Much Food Should I Make for a Brunch Party? HOLIDAYS & OCCASIONS • 10 Mardi Gras: Looking for a Show-Stopping Mardi Gras Party Recipe! • 11 Mother's Day:Good Mother's Day Lunch for a Small Group? • 12 Father's Day: Help Me Plan a Seasonal Father's Day Menu! • 13 Bastille Day: Help Me Plan a Bastille Day Menu • 14 Halloween: Help Us Plan Our Halloween Party Menu • 15 Thanksgiving: What Are the Best Appetizers for Thanksgiving Day? • 16 Thanksgiving: How Can I Slow the Consuming of Thanksgiving Dinner? • 17 Thanksgiving: Help Me Plan a Post-Thanksgiving Breakfast Bar for a Crowd • 18 Christmas: Help Me Find a Small, Simple Roast for Christmas Dinner • 19 Christmas: What Should I Make for the Office Christmas Potluck? • 20 Christmas: Ideas for Holiday Desserts That Travel Well? HEALTH-RELATED DINNER PARTY QUESTIONS • 5 Festive Brunch Dish That Is Both Vegan & Gluten-Free? • 6 Flexible, Vegan Main Dish for a Mixed Group? • 7 Looking for Best Fresh Recipes for a Healthy Potluck Party • 8 Looking for a Fresh, Vegetarian Easter Menu • 9 A Romantic, Make-Ahead Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Dinner?
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