How do real grownups host small professional-ish dinner parties?
January 30, 2013 5:18 AM Subscribe
So a little while ago I invited my supervisor over for dinner with his partner at my little studio in a couple of weeks and it just occurred to me, I've never actually done this kind of thing before and I'm not entirely sure I know how.
posted by Blasdelb to human relations (27 answers total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
I am a graduate student with a charming 33m2
) one room one bathroom studio that has a little kitchenette and a nice sized dinning room table in it. I'll have my partner with me to help though they are about as young and clueless as I am. I get that it should be not so different from just having friends over, but what are some things that I won't necessarily think of?
How long does, at least the traditional, dinner with boss thing last?I imagine that the food itself should be more or less prepared with at least minimal further fussing necessary by the time guests arrive, but roughly how long should it be before dinner is served?Can you think of some uniquely American dishes that do not require uniquely American ingredients and can be prepared on two stove tops and no oven? I'm already making proper sweet tea with a simple sugar of lemon zest and Amish potato salad ahead of time
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