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10 Dinner Party Themes Your Guests Will Love


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Go Green
When shopping at the farmer's market, develop your menu from whatever ingredients look and smell the freshest.
When shopping at the farmer's market, develop your menu from whatever ingredients look and smell the freshest.
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Being green is increasingly becoming the norm, so why not throw a sustainable dinner party? Start by shopping at your local farmer's market for as much of the meal's components as you can. Or, if you belong to a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) organization, use whatever's in your weekly box. Talk to the growers to glean any stories about your food that you can share during dinner, or simply ask the farmers about their growing practices, location and history of their farms.

When preparing your table, use fresh flowers from your yard as a centerpiece, rather than buying some from the florist. Fruit and veggies from the market can also make an attractive decoration. Set the table with cloth napkins, and light beeswax candles.


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