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5 Italian Dinner Party Ideas

Pasta Mixer
Pasta is the quintessential Italian food.
Pasta is the quintessential Italian food.
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What's better than pasta for dinner? A bunch of different pastas! Hosting a pasta mixer is an easy and oh-so-delicious way to dress up your favorite noodles. Either make everything yourself or ask guests to bring an entree to share, potluck style. Set up stations in different areas of your kitchen or patio, and let guests serve themselves at their leisure. This informal structure naturally encourages guests to socialize and move about your home, so it's perfect for laid-back get-togethers.