Finally, it’s back at school time. Elated to see friends again after summers away working in the big city or traveling the wilds of Southeastern Asia, many students are eager to get back on campus and catch up. But instead of taking up residence at that big corner round table in the dining hall for weekly four hour get-togethers over dinner, an increasing number of students are moving their dinner parties to the dorm room.
Hosting a dorm room get-together is actually easier that one might think, even if you’re stuck in a single. To get the scoop, we went to Lily B., a recent graduate herself and the assistant managing editor over at Small Kitchen College, for some helpful advice and what essential tools one needs to have on hand to make entertaining in college (or boarding school) easy.
Sure, having a suite with more space (and good food and drink) helps when you’re hosting the swim team for a birthday dinner. But instead of taking your Thursday night, pre-must-see TV dinner in the caf, invite over your friends for toaster oven apps and mini-fridge-friendly snacks. Alternatively upgrade your weekly movie night with a menu of bubbles and popcorn that won’t break the bank. Just remember to take the plastic off the bag of popcorn before you stick it in the microwave.