Discover essential tips for easy entertaining, budget dinner party ideas and showstopping desserts.
Healthy party food ideas

Healthy party food ideas

Put on a nutritious spread of light bites, dips and plant-based buffet dishes.
Non-alcoholic cocktail

Non-alcoholic cocktail

Skipping the booze? Mix up mouthwatering mocktails such as fruity punches, cordials and spritzes.
Dinner party dessert

Dinner party dessert

Finish off your evening in style with our decadent cheesecakes, tarts and trifles.
How to plan your menu

How to plan your menu

Stress-free entertaining tips to help you ace dinner party menu prep.
Easy student dinner party recipes

Easy student dinner party recipes

Impress your flatmates with our simple yet sophisticated menu using affordable ingredients.

Top 5 canapés

Easy hedgehog canapé skewers served on a tray Recipe

Easy hedgehog canapé skewers


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Sautéed chorizo with red wine Recipe

Sautéed chorizo with red wine


(18 ratings)

These chunks of spicy sausage in a rich glaze of garlic, honey and red wine are...
Roasted salmon rye toasts served on a plate Recipe

Roasted salmon rye toasts


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Serve these healthy salmon canapés at a dinner party. They come with a choice...
Rainbow winter dips & crudités served on a serving platter Recipe

Rainbow winter dips & crudités


(1 rating)

Who says party food can't be healthy? Enjoy this selection of dips –...
A selection of sesame chicken & prawn skewers Recipe

Sesame chicken & prawn skewers


(2 ratings)

Serve these chicken and prawn canapés with drinks when you're entertaining...

Top 5 dinner party desserts

Millionaire’s cheesecake served on a cake stand Recipe

Millionaire’s cheesecake


(16 ratings)

Cassis & bay-baked pears with blackberries served in a bowl Recipe

Cassis & bay-baked pears with blackberries


(3 ratings)

Impress dinner guests with this grown-up dessert. Pears are wonderful for...
Coconut custard tart topped with roasted pineapple Recipe

Coconut custard tart with roasted pineapple


(1 rating)

This custard tart has a tropical twist with sunny Caribbean flavours. Bake it...
Next-level chocolate fondant with a molten middle Recipe

Next level chocolate fondant


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Wow dinner guests with our ultimate chocolate fondant. Its molten middle is the...
Glam trifle slice Recipe

Glam trifle slice


(15 ratings)

Everyone's favourite layered dessert gets a smart makeover - custard, raspberry...
A heavy-duty, thick-based frying pan, ideally with a non-stick coating, will achieve good results, as will a heavy griddle pan or skillet. These types of pans get really hot – ideal for getting that slightly sweet, charred finish to the outside of your meat.
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