Dinner parties are a great way to gather your friends for a little quality time, but planning dinner parties can be a real source of stress. To cut down on anxiety but still break bread with your besties, consider what The Kitchn calls a "crappy dinner party". Photo by Claire Lower.
A crappy dinner party takes the focus off of things like place cards and puts it back on what really matters: Catching up with those you hold dear. Click the link below to see the guidelines, but the crappy dinner party philosophy is very "come as you are". There are no hostess gifts, no fancy outfits and no trips to specialty grocery stores for artisinal salt or whatever. It's just friends, eating at each other's homes and enjoying each other's company.