We collaborated with food historian Dr Annie Gray, 2,000 of the great British public and influencers from the world of food, Aimee Twigger, Anna Barnett and The Meringue Girls, to produce a report on The Art of Entertaining.

With only a third of people in the UK saying they still lay a traditional table setting for dinner parties and only 25% opting for a full three courses, we’re left with the vast majority doing things a little differently. The remaining two thirds is made up of a number of emerging dinner party trends.

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Food is the most shared thing on Instagram, here at Denby our handcrafted Halo range is Instagrammed daily with foodies styling the collection’s unique speckled design alongside their delicious creations. Our report tells us that:

View some top tips from inspirational bakers and Instagram doyens, The Meringue Girls >>

75% feel overwhelmed when it comes to traditional dinner parties and avoid 3-courses, often buying in pudding to save time. Aimee Twigger – an Instagram foodie with a particular flair for puds – shows us how to create four stunning ten-minute dinner party pudding recipes >>

Supper club queen Anna Barnett is our go-to expert when it comes to dinner party inspiration, and one of her top tips is to ensure there’s something for everyone. Her simple but elegant broad bean tartlet recipe is the perfect way to make canapés for all tastes – from gluten free to vegan.

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