I've been too shattered to have one for the last year! Last one I had was 10 of us and I did pear, pecan and blue cheese starter, salmon or chicken with a sause I can't remember and Nigella's chocolate cups for dessert. It was good fun and we played the Top Gear DVD game and Who wants to be a millionaire afterwards which was fun.
For new year, we're having 6 friends over for fireworks and a mexican theme evening. Well - tequilla themed really!!!
I often cook a huge leg of roast lamb, with pommes dauphinoise and veg, followed by a hot pud (steam pud or crumbles go down well) or a mousse. I try to cook what they don't eat at home - and many of our friends don't cook home-made puddings.
However the last one was sirloin steak followed by peach melba with a caramel basket over the top. All chosen by the 9 year-old birthday boy, for us and my sisters family, 10 people.