1) Use your coffee table as the center of your party. Get some floor cushions, additional chairs and sit around the coffee table to enjoy your dinner party. This informal way to entertain friends is popular and casual.
2) Have your party right in the kitchen! If you have an eat-in kitchen and space, why not have your dinner party in there? Use a few folding tables and chairs and treat your guests to your cooking skills while they are enjoying the dinner. Of course, this would have you working during your own party but it can be fun and enjoyable.
3) Right outside your home could be a nice place to entertain your guests (warmer seasons permitting). If you don't have a lot of space inside but have access to the front of your building or a backyard space, take your party outside.
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