hacerse la cena
pronominal verb phrase
1. (used reflexively; to cook dinner for oneself) 
Me hice la cena y vi algo de tele antes de irme a la cama.I made dinner for myself and watched some TV before going to bed.
Los hijos de David están aprendiendo a hacerse la cena.David's children are learning to prepare dinner for themselves.
hacer la cena
intransitive verb phrase
2. (to cook dinner) 
¿Quién hace la cena esta noche?Who's making dinner tonight?
A Pablo le encanta preparar la cena, así que yo plancho.Pablo loves to prepare dinner, so I do the ironing.
Yo haré la cena mientras tú le das un baño al bebé.I'll get dinner ready while you bathe the baby.
transitive verb phrase
3. (to cook dinner for) 
Tú cocinas mucho. Esta noche yo te prepararé la cena.You cook a lot. Tonight I'm making dinner for you.
Nosotros les hacemos la cena a los niños siempre juntos.We always prepare dinner for the kids together.
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