We all enjoy a great dinner party – the drinks, the food and the company !
To ensure your dinner party is a success, have a theme and plan well in advance – remember that it is always better to have too much food than not enough food. You don’t want guests leaving early to pick up take away on their way home. If you are organising a party, do it well! Put in the effort and your guests will be sure to have a memorable time.
Set out a menu that includes small nibblies and appetizers and definitely a cheese platter to start off with, followed by mains with a few side dishes and then of course dessert.
Be fun and also create a cocktail menu and include a range of about 4. Along with this, the usual selection of wines and beers should be available, and the non alcoholic…juices, sparkling water, the fizzies etc.
Music should be playing! Music sets the mood for the entire night and actually enhances the atmosphere from the moment the guests walk into your party. The type of music you choose will impact the vibe you are going for – Spotify has a great list of dinner party playlists ‘jazzy dinner’, ‘dinnertime accoustics’, to ‘smooth RnB’ and more, so arrange a playlist to set the perfect mood and have it playing in the background throughout the night.
How you set the table and decorate the area is up to you – not totally necessary but goes hand in hand with the music. Candles can do no wrong – whether it be a fun summertime dinner party, or sophisticated and elegant, they are a great addition placed along the table or around the entertaining area.
Being the host, there’s no doubt you will be doing a little running around, making sure everyone has drinks, putting food into the oven, clearing the table etc, so to wear something that says ‘hostess with the mostess’ and is easy to wear is mandatory. Our Krista Open Back Dress that comes in navy or white is a great option, you will look sophisticated and feel comfortable for your dinner party all night long.
Visit our Dinner Party Food and Drinks Board on Pinterest to see our picks for the perfect dinner party.