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7 Steps to Throwing Your First Dinner Party: Set the Table

The table setting is really the anchor of a true dinner party. It’s what makes it feel like more than just a get together. So as you’re getting ready for your night, I suggest you start by setting the table. Choose dishes that go with your theme and don’t worry about getting the place setting right (nobody cares if the fork was on the wrong side!). I like to go with a basic setting that consists of two plates, two forks on the left, a knife and spoon on the right, and a drinking glass (and wine glass) on the right as well.