If you’ve been on social media lately, chances are you’ve seen at least one (if not several) friends posting an almost too-good-to-eat shot from one of the trendiest restaurants around.

What if the subject of their next post was your own culinary savvy—and the most talked about local hot spot was your very own humble abode? This fall, up your dinner party game and be the gastronomic talk of the town by hosting a by-invitation-only “supper series” for your closest friends. These inspiring tips and ideas will help you get started.

  • Look (and Cook) the Part: You’ve finally got a great incentive to make those pro-quality kitchen and appliance upgrades you’ve been dreaming of for so long. Not sure if you’ve got the budget for the luxury stove or oven on your wishlist? Consider pro-grade appliances with unbeatable feature sets that you can actually afford, like the Kenmore PRO series.