Whether it’s your first dinner party, or whether you’ve got a couple of these under your belt, it’s sometimes good to have a bit of inspiration. We all know how much pressure it is to be the host, and we all know how much judgment you can feel if things don’t go as well as you planned. It’s silly really, considering the people you’ll be having round will either be your family or friends. But, it’s in our nature to impress, and we think that we know how you can host a fab dinner party that will please everyone. If you’ve got one coming up, or would like to plan one, have a read of the information below, and see if you can smash your next dinner party out of the park.
Get Yourself Kitted Out
The first thing you need to do is get yourself kitted out so that you’re ready to host. It’s so easy to host a dinner party if you have the right tools of the trade to help you do it. For example, if you check out this copper pots and pans set, you’ll find some great examples of new kitchen aids that will make the whole cooking experience better for you. The annoying thing about things such as pots and pans is that they lose their non-stick quickly, and some of them just aren’t big enough to cook the foods that you want to cook. You then need to make sure you have things such as fancy cutlery and glasses to serve your food and drinks with, and that you’ve got yourself a nice tablecloth to help make things look a little bit fancier. Then, all you need to do is pick a recipe, get your ingredients, and get little drinks in to help the night go smoothly.
Yes, the food is a big part of a dinner party…obviously. But the food can only take you so far. If you really want to throw a fab party, you’re going to have to make things a little interesting. There are plenty of party games that you can play, some will involve alcohol, some won’t. Alcoholic games are the best to play if you’re looking for the party to go on well into the night. But, if it’s a family affair, you could play something like cards against humanity. If you do want it to involve some drinking games, here are a few that we think you’ll enjoy!
If you want the night to end perfectly, it’s going to have to end with a nightcap. We think you should get a bit creative, and obviously bring out the obligatory cheese board. Everyone loves a good cheese board, and if you bring it out towards the end of the night when the food from the dinner has digested a bit, people are bound to tuck in. As for your nightcap try something like a baby Guinness or creative little dessert shots that everyone will love
Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.