Tips for Avoiding Disaster: A Checklist

Tips for Avoiding Disaster: A Checklist

The ultimate list of shit you must do (before and during the meal) by Natasha Feldman

Check for Allergies

  • Ask your guests if they have any dietary restrictions before you plan your menu. Hospital visits are a real dinner party buzzkill.

✅ Don't say you're going to hand-make pasta on a day with 17 meetings

  • Be realistic about what you can do and delegate as needed.

✅ Plates are important

  • Washing silverware and dishes between courses sucks. If you don't have enough, ask a friend to bring extra

✅ Your mom was right, clean as you go

  • The tidier you cook, the less you'll have to clean at the end of the night.

✅ Take out the trash

  • Especially if it's full or smells, c'mon. 
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From The Dinner Party Project by Natasha Feldman. Copyright © 2023 by Natasha Feldman. Reprinted by permission of Harvest, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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