Host the Perfect Dinner Party

Host the Perfect Dinner Party
July 5, 2017 | Tips and Advice

Gathering around the dinner table is a great way to spend time with your friends and family, but preparing and planning a dinner party can seem daunting and stressful. Let us help put your mind at ease, so you can host your next great dinner party!

The first aspect of hosting the perfect dinner party is creating a guest list and sending out invitations. Determining how large your dinner party will be is important when it comes to creating your menu and figuring out seating. When it comes to invitations, you should also determine if you’d rather send out paper invitations or digital invitations. It’s great to send out invitations at least two weeks in advance, so your guests have plenty of time to RSVP.

Once your guest list has been created and the invitations have been sent out, you must determine your food menu and drink menu. You can provide a couple of drink options and ask your guests to bring their drink of choice if they prefer something different.

For food, you must determine if your dinner party is going to be casual or formal. Will you have appetizers and desserts? If you do have appetizers, you can make it easier on yourself by preparing them in advance. For example, if you choose to have a meat and cheese plate, you can slice everything the day before. Then the day of your dinner party, you only have to lay everything out, and it’s ready to go!

Another important thing to consider is how many of your guests RSVP. Once you have the complete number, you can determine if your dining room table will be large enough or if you need to buy extra chairs or use an extra table.

Prior to your dinner party, make sure that you have enough ice, dinnerware, and napkins for your guests. Also, don’t forget to make sure that your dishwasher is clear. That way it will be easy to load everyone’s dishes up when they are finished eating, and you won’t have plates stacked in the sink.

Other fun things you can choose to do are creating a playlist and decorating. If you have a theme or just want to express your creativity, decorate your home for the occasion! If you want something simpler, then just light a few candles and buy some flowers for the dinner. For music, it’s great to have a long playlist to play in the background. If your party does have a theme, then coordinating music can be a great addition.

We hope all of your future dinner parties go smoothly and are relaxing and fun! Feel free to visit an easyhome store near you to browse our selection of dining room tables and table sets that are perfect for your next dinner party.

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