She starts out with the following introduction:
"Come hungry and wear flip-flops. Sounds like a great summer dinner party theme, doesn’t it? The sandals shout casual comfort, a signal to guests to lighten up and enjoy a gathering that’s as much fun as the dress code."
After all, we do want our guests to be comfortable and have a great and memorable night. That is, if you're having a casual rather than formal or themed dinner party..
The great thing is that the article goes on to give you some suggestions for a great casual dinner party.
Here's a link to the article if you'd like to read it in full anyway. I'm sure it will help generate dinner party ideas.
I'd love to hear what you think.
By the way, I highly suggest a recipe book like this if you want to keep things real simple for some of your dinner parties. Sometimes it is so off-putting when you see how many ingredients are needed to prepare just one meal: