Collaborative Post¦ Hosting a dinner party can be stressful. There is a lot of organisation that goes into making your dinner party the perfect evening. Although they can be stressful, it is also a great way to get friends and family together for some good food and great conversation. If you are planning to host a dinner party soon, then here are our 4 tips on how to make it the perfect evening.
Perfect A Signature Dish
The menu is one of the most important parts about a dinner party. Although your friends and family are coming over to socialise, ultimately, they want to have an evening that is full of delicious food. Make sure you have the menu set out weeks in advance so you can practice and perfect a signature dish. Your dinner party can be a great time to show off a meal you have been practicing for a while, so make sure you pull out all of the stops. If you need some ideas for your dinner party, then check out these recipes for some inspiration.
Set The Table
Another important part about hosting a perfect dinner party is ensuring that the table is set and looks welcoming. A dinner party is the time to go all out, so make sure your table is dressed up and is a place your guests want to sit at. Some good ideas to make your table nice are fancy glasses and silverware. You want your guests to have a luxury evening, so bring out the fancy silverware. Another great idea would be some candles like these dining candles from Shearer Candles. Candles are an excellent way to set the mood and make your evening feel cosy and welcoming.
Although ideally great conversations will be happening during the meal, it would also be a good idea to create a playlist too. Music works great as background noise and can sometime ease some of the initial awkwardness if some of your guests do not know each other. Create a playlist with music that everyone will love, so when conversation is low, they have some great tunes to listen to. Another great idea could be to ask everyone to pitch in a couple of songs they love. This is a great idea as it will make your guests feel more included in the evening and it means they will definitely have some music they like at the dinner party.
Have Some Delicious Cocktails
Once you have got your menu set out, you need to thing about drinks that will pair nicely with the food. Cocktails are an excellent option for a dinner party as they can be fancy and tailored to your guests liking. It is important to consider all of your guests needs, so make sure that you have some alcohol-free options for those who don’t drink or may be driving to the dinner party. Cocktails can take some practice to perfect, so why not have a browse of this easy to make cocktails to get you started.
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