Dinner party recipe ideas
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Feeding the family or entertaining friends? Our crowd-pleasing mains, sharing snacks, and showstopping bakes are sure to keep everyone satisfied.
Dinner party main
From easy crowd-pleasing recipes to more impressive dishes for special occasions, try our dinner party main course ideas for fuss-free entertaining.
Vegetarian dinner party
Impress guests with a selection of meat-free dishes. Serve up a seasonal veg tart, creamy risotto, elegant salads, showstopping wellington, and plenty more.
Dinner party starter
Kick off your meal in style with our selection of starters. These elegant dishes are sure to impress, from soups and salads, to scallops and smoked salmon.
Dinner party dessert
Finish your evening in style with a decadent chocolate tart, fruity trifle, cheesecake or ice cream dessert. Our stunning yet simple puddings are sure to impress.
Healthy dinner party
Guilt-free options for the conscientious host.
Summer dinner party
Summer entertaining has never been so easy with our al fresco dinner party dishes – impress your guests with seasonal salads, light mains and fruity desserts.
Vegan dinner party
Impress your guests with our luxurious vegan dinner party recipes. Try our canapés, easy starters, centrepiece mains, alcoholic beverages and show-stopping desserts.
Exclusive dinner recipes
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Keep a crowd happy with these easy sharing bites and grazing platter recipe ideas. Put together a simple feast with bread, dips and canapés.
These top canapés, small bites and finger foods are perfect for gatherings and parties, and include our best guacamole, sausage rolls and sweet treats.
Royal wedding party
Lay on a celebratory high tea to toast the newlyweds.
Get your friends together for a night of Euro-themed fun and party food. Select a dish and tipple from your chosen country then let the musical mayhem begin.
Browse our old school party favourites, including trifle, vol-au-vents, vintage ways with meringue, nostalgic centrepiece recipes and more.
Impress your guests with our deceptively simple showstoppers and sharing platters, so you spend less time in the kitchen and more with the party!
Budget entertaining recipes
Be the host with the most with these cracking recipes for entertaining. We've chosen dishes that are made with fresh and accessible ingredients, so they're budget-friendly and great for any party or get-together.
Sweet and savoury finger food recipes to get your party started. These easy canapés are crowd-pleasing bites everyone will love.
If you're catering for vegans at a party, these canapés are the ideal finger food. Serve a spread of savoury bites, creamy dips and sweet snacks
Choose from our favourite easy vegetarian canapés for tasty finger food you can make in a flash. Try cheesy tartlets, tapas bites or creamy hummus
Sweet canapé recipes
Tempt your guests with a super spread of dessert canapés. We've got lots of ideas for a festive gathering, buffet or party, from mini tarts and cakes to jellies and truffles.
Vegetarian Christmas canapé
Make meat-free nibbles and bites to cater for everyone this Christmas with our seasonal vegetarian canapé recipes. Try simple spring rolls or terrific tarts
Entertaining doesn't need to be hard. Try our easy traybakes, finger foods, dips and one-pan recipes, specially designed for parties and casual get-togethers.
Sharing dessert ideas
Whip up a sharing dessert, perfect for entertaining. Try a traditional trifle, tropical cheesecake bars, a celebration sponge or perfect pudding.
Kick off your party with our selection of moreish blinis. They're the perfect way to start a festive celebration, or serve them as nibbles at a drinks party.