This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, when spur-of-the-moment gatherings and outdoor parties reign! Don’t shy away from a casual gathering just because you haven’t planned … you can throw a party together in 30 to 45 minutes, tops! Here’s how:
We must be nuts.
We just got back from vacation, and we’ve invited friends for dinner. The fridge is empty, the pantry is a mere whisper of its former self, and we’re nursing a dog that got mauled at the kennel.
Still, we’ve called our friends (and their kids) for an impromptu dinner.
“Are we nuts?” the husband asks.
I guess. But we love, love, love spur-of-the-moment entertaining:
- Fire up the grill;
- Crack open some wine (we’re dying to sample the bottles we brought back from North Carolina);
- Watch the sun set as we eat on the porch.
We may be nuts, but dinner was great! Here’s how you can do it, too:
The 30- (okay, 45-) Minute Dinner Party
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