Satisfy family or friends with a wine tasting meal, a crab feast, a spaghetti feed, a traditional Norwegian repast or other holiday menus

More often is merrier when it comes to dining, but feeding a party of eight or more usually requires a bit of planning, too. Here are some menu ideas that are sure to please gatherings casual or formal, large or small.

Plan an easy meal around a wine tasting.

Herbs and halibut star in a light yet elegant meal.

This hearty spaghetti dinner is sure to please a crowd.

This Norwegian menu provides a taste of Old World tradition.

A crab feast is a popular way to celebrate Christmas Eve.