So, you have a dinner party coming up, and you’re not sure how to strike the right note. Stay calm, and read this article. You will be sure to find out what you need to know in order to host a killer dinner party for your guests.
Decide on a Tone and Theme
The first thing you need to do is decide what you want the dinner party to be like. Do you want it to be very chilled out and relaxed for everybody? If so, you can get the atmosphere right by dimming the lights, choosing some mellow music and lighting some candles. This will make the space very laid back, and people will know exactly what they’re getting as soon as they arrive. Or would you rather create a lively kind of atmosphere? If that’s the case, you should find some more upbeat music, find some games you want to play, and put a cocktail in the hand of each guest as they arrive.
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Assemble the Menu
This is the part of the evening that most people worry about. You worry about whether people will like the food, whether someone who will have an allergy and whether you will burn it all. All of these concerns are perfectly understandable and legitimate. But that doesn’t mean you have to fret about them. Instead, you should work even harder to make sure that none of these worries come to pass. You can contact your guests and ask each of them personally if there are any foods they really don’t like and if there is anything they are allergic too. And then you can visit Citarella to find the best fresh produce to cook. And if you’re worried about cooking it wrong, just follow a recipe!
Keep the Drink Flowing
The drink that you offer to the guests is just as important as the food you put in front of them. So, make sure that you keep the drink flowing throughout the evening. People are always more likely to have a good time and remember the evening fondly if they are slightly tipsy. The worst thing you can do is invite people over and then not have enough drink for the whole evening. If you have guests who don’t drink or will be driving, make sure that you have plenty of soft drink alternatives for them. And offer a wide of drinks for everyone. Having as many options as possible avoids not having something for everyone.
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Lead the Conversation and Create Entertainment
As well as the food and drink, it’s also important to be a host. A good host is not someone who disappears into the kitchen for the duration of the evening. If you’re spending the whole evening slaving over the oven, you are not going to be entertaining your guests. So, make sure you are the person leading the conversation and being a positive host. This is especially important if you have invited people who don’t all already know each other. Things can become very awkward and uncomfortable if you’re not there to help people get to know each other a little better.