Hosting a dinner party is a beautiful way to celebrate with friends and family, however it does require quite a bit of planning to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day. Hosting an incredible dinner party means that you need to take into consideration everything from the furniture and decor, to the food, drink and entertainment. Prepping can get a bit overwhelming, so we’ve put together our top tips on how to host a memorable dinner party that your guests will be sure to love.
The first step is to start planning as early as possible. Trying to put things together last minute only causes additional hassle and stress. The first thing to think about is your guestlist, so start by jotting that down along with a couple of dates that you want to host your dinner party on.
The next thing to think about, and this is a big one, is to make sure that you have the right furniture at home. The most important thing is to have a 16 seater dining table which is large enough to accommodate all of your guests. You may want to invest in a new dinner table such as a 16 seater dining table so that everyone has space (See more). Other things to think about include side or serving tables, as well as soft furnishings like chair covers and cushions.
Next up is the decor, and you may want to choose to go for a themed dinner party. Things to think about include tableware such as cutlery crockery, table runners, and nice decorations for all around the room as well as centrepieces for your table. Pay attention to detail to really make your dinner party stand out. You may want to put name places down for your guests, and even put together a beautiful menu for them to look over when they arrive.
And then there’s the food; many people choose to hire a catering company do the food for their dinner party. If the budget allows, then this is an excellent choice as it will save you the stress of having to put together dishes, as well as decorate your home, and be a great host too. If you are cooking yourself, then make sure you’ve tried and tested the recipes before. Also make sure that you take into consideration everyone’s dietary preferences and gather together all of the ingredients needed at least the day before. You may want to check out this article for some dinner party recipe inspiration.
Think about the Drink
Drinks are also an essential part of any party, and you want to provide a selection of beverages to make sure all guests are catered for – including those who don’t drink alcohol. If you can, have a butler on hand to serve up glasses of bubbly to guests as they arrive.
And last but not least is the entertainment at your dinner party. If you plan on having a huge gathering, then you may want to hire someone such as a magician or a singer to entertain guests at your party. If it’s a smaller event then the bare minimum that you should be doing is create a playlist. Music will help to create a wonderful atmosphere and set the right mood for an excellent party.
Follow the above tips and you will be well on your way to hosting an magnificent dinner party, full of fun. Enjoy!