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3 easy ways to host the best dinner party

What’s better than being able to invite your friends and family round for a delicious meal and a chance to show off your new home? We love to see our proud homeowners bringing people together around their dining table – from your first Sunday roast to trying out experimental dishes at dinner parties. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite things to make, bake and enjoy, to provide you with some foodie inspiration…

If you don’t want to be hovering over the hob when you’ve got guests over, there’s plenty of recipes that you can pop in the oven and (almost) forget about – just remember to set yourself a timer! This Greek lamb meatball recipe with tomato and feta is a showstopper dish that requires minimal effort, simply serve with couscous!

Sharing is caring, so why not make your meal one where everyone gets stuck in. Rather than dishing up individual plates, lay out a spread of dishes tapas-style in the middle of the table and let everyone tuck in. And for dessert, fondues always go down a storm. We’ve all had chocolate fondue, but how about levelling up your dessert by whipping up a caramel version?

If its Sunday lunch you’re hosting, have you thought about upgrading up your roast? First up is the meat, this beef brisket recipe is not only delicious, but also produces the gravy for you, it’s a no-brainer! Now, we can’t deny the beauty of a roast potato but this crispy layered thyme potato dish is packed with flavour and sure to go down just as well.

3 easy ways to host the best dinner party