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Summit Square Blog, Lee's Summit, MO  Instead of going out to eat, try this guide for planning a dinner party in your apartment. Read to learn more.

Entertaining is a fun way to impress your friends and bring them all together. An intimate setting like your kitchen table is a great place to make memories and try new foods. Skip the restaurant and crowds and enjoy a meal in your Summit Square apartment tonight. Having a dinner party doesn’t have to feel stressful or overwhelming. In fact, there are a lot of things you can do to make the evening go much more smoothly.


Decide on the meal first. Pick something you want to make and share with your friends. If you want the night to be more about the people and conversation, choose a simple and familiar dish you know your guests will love. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a new dish or something from a different culture. Guests might feel apprehensive about trying something new, so choose wisely!


Plan and prepare beforehand. You want your party to be fun. Rushing around last minute will not allow you to enjoy as much as possible. Make grocery lists and do grocery shopping as early as possible. If you’re going to cook a new dish, try a practice round so you know just what you’re getting yourself into. If all else fails, have a backup plan! Don’t feel like you owe any kind of apology to your guests. Even if things don’t go exactly as planned, don’t mention any flaws to your guests. Chances are, they won’t even notice!


Go easy on the decorations. As for decoration, you don’t have to completely transform your home. Adding simple touches will show your guests you care but you aren’t trying too hard. Cloth napkins and placeholders are a fun and elegant addition to your meal. Soft light from candles and fresh flowers on the table create a restaurant-like experience your guests will love.


We hope you love these ideas and have a fun and successful dinner party here in Lee’s Summit, MO.