I have been throwing or attending dinner parties for as long as I can remember.
I grew up in a household where that was just the norm. My parents still are very social people who always enjoy being surrounded by good people....and good, homemade food. There isn't a month that goes by where my mom isn't planning a dinner party.
You are the company you keep has always been alive and well in our household.
Statistically, mealtime is becoming smaller and smaller for most households. Between busy schedules - and in some cases - both parents working full time jobs, kids sports & activities and people eating out, sitting down to a home cooked meal as a family, has become less and less of a priority.