There are as many reasons to give a party as there are days in the year…besides the grand occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, and bar and bat mitzvahs, there are graduations, bridal and baby showers, dinner parties, brunches, football parties, and birthday celebrations from baby’s first to grandma’s 100th.

Sometimes, we forget that adults are just big kids…and grown-ups want to have fun also.

Fabulous & Frugal DIY Dinner Parties
We all want to let our hair down, raise a glass and laugh with friends. Entertaining today doesn’t have to be expensive. Remember your mom bringing a “covered dish” to the neighborhood pot luck?  Well, guess what?  In today’s budget conscious economy, pot luck is back in vogue.  What a great way to spread around the work, share the grocery shopping and enjoy each other’s culinary creations.

Dinner Party Checklist

  • Guest list
  • Invitations
  • Menu
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Shopping List – food & wine
  • Decor/Theme
  • Attire
  • Sit down v. buffet v. pot luck
  • Entertainment
  • Enjoy