Dinner Party for First-Timers

By Camille Styles
First Dinner Party In Your New Apartment

Whether you’re a newlywed or you just signed the lease on a new home, nothing beats the excitement of inviting your nearest and dearest to break bread at your table. But if you’ve never hosted a seated dinner before, the sheer thought of cooking for a group can be overwhelming. The key? Keep it simple! Set the table with your classic white dishes, scatter votives and a few seasonal blooms down the center, and serve a menu that won’t have you rushing around at the last minute. Because after all, the fun of a dinner party is being able to gather around the table and feast with your guests. Click through for the simple menu that’s perfect for any season…

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Sage Gin Fizz

A simple, refreshing cocktail with fresh herbs and aromatic flavors.

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Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad

The creamy avocado, spicy-sweet carrots and crunchy seeds in this dish turn simple ingredients into something magical.

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Citrus Cod en Papillote

Cooking fish in parchment is an easy way to ensure delicate, beautifully-prepared fish every time.

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Salted Butterscotch Pots de Crème

This perfect dinner party dessert will make them think you’ve been slaving in the kitchen, but these pots de crème are way easier than they look. Bonus points that they can be prepared the night before.

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