A Couples Dinner Party The VIP List:
Your couple BFFs and that couple you and your mate have been wanting to break bread with.
The Potential Party Poopers:
That “keeping up with the Joneses” couple who always try to trump everyone else’s accomplishments, comments or facts. You know exactly who they are…
The Signature Drink:
Rosé! It’s the perfect accompaniment to the summer and goes with just about everything. If it’s still roasting hot outside when your guests arrive, keep an ice bucket filled with small cubes to keep the wine chilled. Scared of the stigma associated with, gasp, ice in wine? Trust us, it’s a common trend across Europe—give it a try!
Try cedar-plank salmon on the grill. Simply place fillets on the plank, top with herbs and lemon for an easy-to-make meal that satisfies. Keep the sides healthy with a simple green salad and pan-roasted baby potatoes (you can do this on the grill too!).
The Party Trick:
Stay around the table and pull out a cheeky game, like Taboo, to start up conversations.
“Polka Dots and Moonbeams” by The Bill Evans Trio