One Year

Dinner Party Atelier

One year ago this month, I took a deep breath and flipped the switch to make Dinner Party Atelier a public website. I had been building it behind the scenes for a month or two beforehand, unsure of when I’d feel like it was ready to be shared. Then I decided to just do it, jump in, and launch.

The mission of Dinner Party Atelier is to serve as a resource, test kitchen, and inspiration to those who are seeking to master the art of throwing a dinner party, and throw them often. Dinner Party Atelier is a workshop in this social, edible art form that will take the guesswork out of menu planning and help you become comfortable entertaining at home with ease, grace, and confidence.

Here’s a look back on some of the top posts from the first year of Dinner Party Atelier:


Reader Favorites – The Most-Viewed Posts:

#5 The Complete Guide to a Birthday Pool Party

#4 How to Create an Antipasto Platter Like an Italian

#3 My Current Go-To Hostess Outfit

#2 8 Reasons Why You Need to Use Your Good China Now

#1 10 Dinner Party Playlist Ideas


Reader Favorites – The Most-Viewed Recipes:

#5 Julia Child’s Creme Caramel

#4 Champagne Cocktail and Appetizer Pairing

#3 Ravioli with Basil Cream Sauce (Full Menu)

#2 Spinach and Sausage Fettuccini with Creamy Mascarpone Sauce

#1 Chicken Enchiladas (Never Have “Nothing For Dinner” Again)


Personal Favorites From This Year:

Fancy Halloween Dinner Party (Full Menu)

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin With Scallion Cream Sauce

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Sieved Egg and Lemon Vinaigrette

White Barbecue Chicken Dinner Party (Full Menu)

The Best Easy Menu For A Couples’ Dinner


The First Post Ever Published:

A [Very] Brief History of Social Dinners


I hope you enjoy perusing these posts. In creating these lists I am reminded of recipes that I need to make again soon! I am drinking a sparkling lemon mocktail to toast to the past year, and to a new year ahead!