I have thrown MANY-a-dinner party at this point. But not the one in my head.
The one in my head has this amazing meal attached to it. With a very small group of close friends. Bottles of wine, dim lighting, candles, and lots and lots of laughs.
The only thing that I’ve thrown has been larger. ALSO a ton of fun, but the problem is that I think I just have too many friends! Have you ever sat down and been like “Crap, if I invite this person, I need to invite this person. and then this person needs to be invited too!” And the next thing you know, there are 15 people on the list!
How does that happen people?! Either way. Someday this will happen! 11 months ago
My mother joked about em as a child “always wanting to have parties.” It’s true. I love bringing people together. I love hosting a card party or a movie night. I love bringing people together on social media sites. I love introducing friends to each other.
I wish I could have people over more. I’ve always wanted to host a superbowl party too. Maybe that should be another item on the list.
Problem is, I don’t have the house for it. :( I don’t have a dining area large enough. I think I could pull off a superbowl party though, even though I don’t have a bar downstairs or a fabulous giant flat screen TV.
Jason has no interest in having a superbowl party. What should I do about that? 16 months ago
Hard work, very stressful, but rewarding! 20 months ago
It was really hard, but I did it. 3 years ago
What am I scared of? I love entertaining and I’d just rent a room too. 4 years ago
my fiance invited his friend/best man and girlfriend over for dinner
- very impromptu, actually - and since it was saturday, i was already in the process of cooking and cleaning, so i was primed for it.
we started with salsa and guacamole, of course. then i served an exceptionally good seafood ceviche that i bought from a sweet guy with a cart on the street. the main course was chicken fajita soup, which needs tortillas, cheese and guacamole in the bowl (in that order, pretty much) before the soup is added. and then we ended with apple pie that i made from scratch—a la mode, of course.
it was all so easy, probably because there were only four of us. i put everything on the kitchen table so everyone could get as much of whatever they wanted. and i insisted on no leftovers, even sending them home with soup because they liked it so much.
now that i’ve had a test run, i think i can handle a bigger group, even though my place is not all that big. it’s all about getting organized, serving things that can be eaten with fingers or buffet style, and keeping up with the garbage as it accumulates.
next, i think i’m going to have friends up for dinner at a nearby restaurant and then have them over for dessert afterwards… 5 years ago
This one’s on hold until I buy the house. 5 years ago
Guess the first step is to pick a date. 5 years ago
I want to make new friends and I’m sure there are many other people who feel the same. I love to cook so I can give it a personal touch. My goal is to make it as unselfish as possible. no charge. Wish me luck. 5 years ago