Do you know which steps you should follow to plan the best dinner party? Nothing says more about you than a carefully organized get-together. If you're thinking about throwing the nicest dinner party of the year, make sure to follow these tips before starting your dinner party ordeal!
Plan Out The Menu
Planning out the menu in advance is an important part of the preparation process, no matter the time or occasion. Keep in mind that no dinner party is done if you’re not sure what you are going to serve! Ask guests if they have any food allergies first. Next, try keeping the menu simple so you can enjoy the evening, too. It’s your party after all! Plan dishes that are easy to make ahead, without being less delicious. Serve your food in nice plates for impact.
Set The Table
Setting the table is more about being creative and incorporating unique branches or seasonal fruit on the table, than putting glassware and plates. A good tip is to start with a white tablecloth and layer the dinnerware, glasses, flatware afterward.
Lighting plays an important role when it comes to ambiance, especially when it comes to dinners. Dimming the lights and using candles always creates the perfect setting. Make sure to use unscented candles where food is served.
When it comes to drinks, consider creating a signature cocktail for the dinner. Any cocktail, no matter how simple it is, served in a martini glass can add a touch of sophistication. If some of your guests don’t drink, offer them mocktails so they won’t feel left out!
If you want a soundtrack for the evening, don’t forget to include a fitting playlist, that plays in the background to make a great party. Choose a theme and stick to it. The louder the music gets, the more energized the party is!
After you have carefully chosen your guests, take some time to create the perfect invitations for your dinner party. If you’re up for nostalgia, print some invitations and send them to your guests’ physical addresses. You could also email your cards, or alternatively, you can design some cool graphics with sites like canva.com, and then send them via WhatsApp and other social media.
Create a Schedule
Here are a few reminders on what you need to do the day of your dinner party:
- Prepare the place and ingredients that you’ll need to prepare the dishes. Try making them in advance. You don’t want to be cooking in front of your guests.
- Prepare any last dishes, and set up the table and any décor that was left behind.
- Arrange all the food you cooked previously, and set up drinks and snacks stations before your guests’ arrival.
- Get dressed in a fitting outfit for the evening. As a finishing touch, have a nice glass of wine to relax before the party starts!