Here’s what I love about being in a dinner group – it’s easy entertaining. It’s not elaborate. This is the key to stress free entertaining – keeping it simple.
When you have to cook everything – appetizers, entree, sides, and dessert – it’s a lot and for some people is too much. They skip entertaining all together.
But there is another way to see your friends, slow down, and enjoy a great meal.
Organize a dinner group and share. Take turns with the “main dish” cooking and assign side dishes for friends to bring. Schedule up some easy entertaining.
Stir things up and rotate. We take turns hosting and do you know what that means? You don’t have to clean dishes as often.
Find an entree that sounds good and can feed 6-8 people. Invite some friends and assign appetizers, salad, and dessert.
Next thing you know, you’ve got a dinner group.
That’s how our dinner group works. Need more fun at a dinner party? How about an activity – wine tasting, play a game like charades, grab a copy of “The Book of Questions” and have a lively discussion – that doesn’t revolve kids, work, and regular life. Make it fun – and enjoy.
Here’s what I don’t like about our dinner group — we haven’t met since the end of August! Come on, people. I need some fun over here!
What’s your favorite easy way to entertain? Do you like to entertain?
Go Gingham related links:
How to organize a dinner group – why not start one? It’s fun!
Our dinner group followed Bon Appetit’s menu last fall
The last time we hosted dinner group – in between decorating seasons
Dinner group in spring – well, it felt like winter
Dinner group at Robin and Greg’s pretty house – mid-century style abounds!