Hosting a Dinner Party 101 – It’s Easier Than You Think!
If you’ve been longing for an out-of-this-world friends dinner (even with kids around!), then this podcast episode is for you! Learn how to throw a dinner party and choose an easy dinner party menu that all your loved ones will enjoy.
Our lives are so busy these days, and so often lived virtually, that we’ve lost the beautiful tradition of gathering friends around the dinner table. To help me revive this practice, I’ve invited Anna Watson Carl, an expert dinner party thrower onto our podcast today.
Anna is a cook and writer, and the author of “The Yellow Table: A Celebration of Everyday Gatherings.” Her writing has appeared in Food & Wine, Travel+Leisure, and Tasting Table, just to name a few. A former private chef, she has cooked for countless dinner parties around the U.S. and in France. Today, she lives in Nashville with her husband and two young children.
In the episode, she shares:
- Her go-to 4 part dinner party menu and best types of meals for entertaining
- Tips for making the evening stress-free
- Gathering people around your table even when you have kids
- How to make the evening special even when the food is simple
- Her new dinner party philosophy
Hopefully it’ll inspire you to invite a friend or 2 over and make throwing dinner parties a regular part of your life!
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Links mentioned in this episode
- Grab a copy of Anna’s Book The Yellow Table
- Read Anna’s blog The Yellow Table
- Follow Anna on Instagram
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