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Tips for Newlyweds

(NUI) - You're just married and you're ready to celebrate. But is your kitchen ready for entertaining?

As a newlywed, you might be a little nervous about throwing your first dinner party. But there's no reason to panic. Enlist the help of your new spouse and get ready to spend some time in the kitchen.

The easiest way to have an impromptu party is to invite some friends over for a potluck. But if you want to have something more extravagant, then planning is key. Here are some tips to get you started:

* Decide the menu. To save money, check the cupboards to see what you have and what you can make from it. Next, make a list of what you need and plan to go grocery shopping right before the party so what you buy is fresh.

* Don't forget the decor. Often it's fun to go with a theme and decorate accordingly. However, you can always set up a simple table of mismatched, but elegant dishes, wine glasses and goblets with a vase of flowers or centerpiece. You also can provide a buffet table. Either way, this is a perfect time to show off wedding gifts you received, such as flatware, napkins and serving platters.

* Get ready to cook. Do you have all of the parts needed for your new mixer, blender and food processor? Are there recipes you are making that require some special attachments that you don't have?

Cooking for a large gathering can be nerve-racking for a beginner. If you find yourself with a broken coffee carafe or missing parts to a necessary kitchen appliance, there's help. Just contact Culinary Parts Unlimited, a company that specializes in small kitchen appliance parts and accessories replacement.

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