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A cooking party is a great opportunity to get together with friends.

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Cooking all alone in your kitchen can seem like a chore, especially if you aren't particularly gifted -- or interested -- in the culinary arts. But when you invite a few friends over and turn it into a party, suddenly cooking becomes a lot more fun. A cooking party is a great excuse to host a get together, and enjoy some delicious food that you and your friends make together.

There are a lot of reasons to host a cooking party. You can throw one for your child's birthday, or use the party as a team-building exercise for your employees. It's also a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer, or an excuse to visit with your neighbors.

Whatever your reason for throwing a cooking party, you want to do it right. In this article, you'll get some fun cooking party theme ideas, find out how to plan your party and learn what supplies you'll need to have on hand before your guests arrive. At the end of the night, you'll know you've had a successful party when your guests go home full, happy -- and a little more skilled in the kitchen.