Dinner Party Recipes

What's for dinner? It's the perennial question -- and when it comes to dinner parties, it's even trickier. We've got dinner party recipe ideas to take you from weeknight-casual to formal occasions and every type of gathering in between. Start with menu planning: Our tips take the stress out of party prep so you can get out of the kitchen and enjoy the company of your guests. Use our checklist to keep track of (and check off) those to-dos. When siblings, in-laws, or other family members drop by, turn to our easy menus for casual gatherings with tried-and-true family favorites. For a more spectacular showing, make any of the amazing recipes from our elegant buffet menu or Mexican patio party ideas. If you're looking to round out a meal or for a dish you can take to a dinner party, peruse our crowd-pleasing side-dish recipes. Each idea is partyworthy and will garner rave reviews.

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