# dinner parties

Small talk doesn’t have to be stiff conversations about the weather and what you’re eating
Navigating the social waters in the 21st century isn’t so easy
Yes, dining etiquette really is that nuanced
Fun games to play to break the ice and keep the conversation going all night long
For something that gets dirty quickly, there sure are a lot of rules
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg are teaming up with VH1 for a dinner party-style cooking series set to air this fall
Finger foods are the best part of any party
With proper menu planning and strategic shopping, serving impressive dishes has never been so easy
Follow these hot trends for your next dinner party
Photos from the kitchen at Andy Ricker, Anita Lo, and Matt Lightner's pop up in New York City