Discover BBC Good Food's essential tips for easy entertaining and throwing the perfect party, including drinks guides, quick canapés and sharing recipes.
4 Quick Prosecco cocktails

4 Quick Prosecco cocktails

Mix up these impressive show-stopping cocktails with just a handful of ingredients.
Party food

Party food

These simple nibbles and party bites are just the thing to keep guests happy.
Alternative Wellingtons

Alternative Wellingtons

Take a break from the traditional and peruse our delicious Wellingtons with a difference.
Top 10 party canapés

Top 10 party canapés

The very best of our favourite buffet nibbles will keep people coming back for more.
10 dinner party tips

10 dinner party tips

Simple ways to make entertaining a breeze.

Top 5 party desserts

Passion fruit, chocolate & coconut roulade 2016 Recipe

Passion fruit, chocolate & coconut roulade


(0 ratings)

Lemon meringue fridge cake 2016 Recipe

Lemon meringue fridge cake


(4 ratings)

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most...
Baileys custard tart 2016 Recipe

Baileys custard tart


(1 rating)

Crisp, sweet pastry with a creamy filling and a crunch of honeycomb, this...
Mint-Chic mousse 2016 Recipe

Mint-choc mousse


(1 rating)

This reduced-sugar dessert has a light mousse texture, a refreshing hint of...
Cookies & cream party cake Recipe

Cookies & cream party cake


(25 ratings)

Stack up our best-ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing...

Top 5 veggie mains

Persian pilaf & roasted root loaves Recipe

Persian pilaf & roasted root loaves


(0 ratings)

Beetroot & squash Wellingtons with kale pesto 2016 Recipe

Beetroot & squash Wellingtons with kale pesto


(7 ratings)

Put some welly in your Christmas dinner. Make these vegan Wellingtons ahead of...
Cauliflower, chestnut & sage cake 2016 Recipe

Cauliflower, chestnut & sage cake


(4 ratings)

If you need more cauliflower cheese in your life, this savoury cake with...
Chive gnocchi with smoked cream sauce & leeks 2016 Recipe

Chive gnocchi with smoked cream sauce & leeks


(2 ratings)

A comforting, creamy vegetarian dish for a chilly evening. The charred leeks...
Moroccan spiced pie Recipe

Moroccan spiced pie


(78 ratings)

The perfect showpiece to your Christmas Day meal - and it's suitable for veggies
I always say, if you are having a dinner party or friends over, don’t try to impress on the starter, main and dessert - just try and impress on one of those. Keep maybe the starter nice and simple, and likewise the dessert - something simple and seasonal so you can spend more time on the main course.