Nothing Fancy Dinner Party with Lizzy Mathis

Takeout soul food in Los Angeles. Homemade rainbow salad. Beyoncé. We’re now hungry and ready to groove. Lizzy Mathis—founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Cool Mom Co., host of Tastemade series "Dinner Party People" and mama of 3—lives up to her lifestyle blog’s name with her #NothingFancyDinnerParty picks.

Lizzy Mathis’ #NothingFancyDinnerParty

Must-have cheese for charcuterie board: A hard and a soft—you can never go wrong with cheddar and goat cheese. 

Home-cooked specialty: Ultimate Rainbow Chopped Salad 

Order-in: Soul food from My 2 Cents LA or Thai food from Luv2Eat Thai Bistro.   

Beloved beverage (alcoholic or non): Mint tea during the day and wine spritzers at night.


Must-have hosting item from Amazon: Wood Cutting Board for all my charcuterie board creations. 


Top pick for flowers: Go simple, even if it’s grabbing flowers from your garden or tree branches from outside to give a rustic yet homey vibe. 


Listening to: Anything Whitney Houston or Beyoncé.


Go-to gift for the host/hostess with everything: Curated baskets inclusive of a bottle of wine, a candle, a great read and fresh or dry flowers. 


Dessert of choice: Pound cake, my mom always made the best pound cake and I'm still trying to get her recipe down. It's one of the easiest desserts to put your own twist on, from lemon to caramel, or even just paired with fresh fruit. 


Vegan or GF snack option: I always lean into the party theme when it comes to snacks, from summer rolls to mixed olives and crostini, or even falafel.

Go-to conversation starter: Name something no one can find about you on the internet.


Lizzy is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Cool Mom Co., an all-inclusive, diversity-driven digitally native destination for moms and moms-to-be. As an entrepreneur, advocate, actress, host, producer, and powerhouse mom of three, she offers a fresh, approachable, and real point of view on millennial motherhood. Lizzy brings the coolest in food, style, living, and beauty back to mom life all while keeping self-care, sustainability, and community top of mind. 

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