Learn the essentials of hosting a sure-to-be-talked-about dinner party. Our experts share ideas on everything from designing a dramatic ambiance to creating a beautiful experience to plating food gorgeously.
Do as much prep as possible the day before, so you can relax and enjoy yourself during the party.
Invite your guests to keep you company or help as you cook; provide a central table or area where they can gather to work or chat.
Think of the table as your palette: use colors and different design elements to create a dramatic or festive mood.