Despite the abundance of lifestyle books on the market, none meet the entertaining needs of busy young adults. Many have both financial and personal independence, and along with this comes the expectation to maintain, decorate, and entertain, all of the things their parents did, with far less time. It's Just a Dinner Party simplifies and demystifies the art of throwing a dinner party and debunks the impossible standards and craft-focused aesthetic set by Martha Stewart and other style mavens. These twenty-something professionals reveal straightforward and simple techniques for party planning, relaxed etiquette, bar and menu basics, and even a few reliable recipes for any occasion. Additionally, this book is uniquely couple-focused, rather than homemaker-focused; its essence is a "guest-centric" approach that stresses simplicity, grace, and a refreshingly genuine hospitality. Includes recipes for dining and cocktails, easy and elegant table settings, invitations, and entertainment.