Best dinner party menus

Ready...set...entertain! Plan a fun evening with these delectable menus by cuisine, occasion, and more

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    Outdoor dinner party ideas

    Celebrate warm weather with these great ideas for an outdoor party, from unique themes to delectable grilled recipes and refreshing drinks

Appetizers for Dinner Party Menu

Appetizers for dinner party

After all, they’re everyone’s favorite course. With this rustic yet modern menu inspired by San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino, you really won’t miss the mains

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Mexican finger-food fiesta

Throw the ultimate Mexican party––no knife or fork needed

Vietnamese Food Party

Bold and bright Vietnamese dinner menu

Celebrated San Francisco chef Charles Phan shows how to cook at home Vietnamese-style, using California ingredients

Char siu–glazed pork and pineapple buns

Easy Hawaiian luau party

Mix up some pineapple drops and dig into our finger-food version (no whole pig necessary)

Chèvre and Mango Steak Bites

5 appetizer & drink party themes

Choose from easy menus for alfresco entertaining––make one drink and one appetizer, and just buy the rest

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Beach BBQ menu

Hit the beach with friends and enjoy a picnic in the sand

Set the mood

Sophisticated Halloween party

Killer punch, classy finger bites, and Gothic decor that breaks free of jack-o’s for a grown-up soiree

Diner details

Diner-style Thanksgiving

Tired of the same old holiday thing? Shake off tradition with this fun, casual menu

Chocolate party tray

Valentine's Day chocolatey celebration

Throw a bite-size chocolate party! Your guests will love this deliciously sinful chocolate buffet

Spring Dinner Party

Seasonal spring dinner party

Get easy, farmers' market-fresh recipes for a spring soiree that won't break the bank


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