If you’re someone who loves throwing a good dinner party, do they tend to come off without any major hitches?
That said having family or friends over to entertain doesn’t have to turn out being a stressful affair. With the right amount of preparation and tools in place, you can have a top-notch dinner party.
So, are you ready to send out some invitations?
Plan a Fun Evening
So that you can pull off a wonderful dinner party the next time around, keep in mind these pointers:
1. Planning – While you should not have to plan such affairs for weeks on end, you do want to put some time and effort into it. With that being the case, first focus on the best date to have the event. Although you likely will not please all with the date, do your best to get a time when most of those you want there can be. This can work by sending out a group email or a Facebook post if your group follows one another. Once you have a consensus on a date, you can start thinking about the menu and other important facets of the event.
2. Menu – Coming up with a menu that will appease most people in attendance can also prove a tad tricky. With different dietary habits, you may not be able to meet everyone’s food expectations. That said all you can do is come up with a menu you believe will win over the majority of attendees. Unless you have first-timers in attendance, you have an idea of what most guests like and dislike. You could send out a menu ahead of time and see if it meets any resistance. If it does, you may want to tweak the menu somewhat.
3. Tools – Last, will you have all tools and resources that you need for a wonderful evening? It is a bad feeling to have all these expectations, yet you fall short because you don’t have the right supplies. As an example, knives play a big role in cutting and preparing all different kinds of food. As a result, you may very well want to look ahead of time at commercial knife sharpeners. Make sure you have knives that cut through the toughest of foods. The same goes for having the right cooking pots and pans to prepare and heat all your major dishes. Also, look at your dinnerware plates and glasses. You not only want enough of them, but you’d like that they match up as much as possible.
Unlike when making a meal in a hurry, a great dinner party takes time and effort.
With that being the case, do your best to go through not only the menu plans, but also your tools and resources.
When you pull everything off, you’re likely to send everyone home raving about the food and fun they enjoyed.
Before you know it, you might be hosting another dinner party sooner than later.