Organising a dinner party is no easy task. It can feel like you have to make a million decisions all at once. When all you want is for everyone to enjoy themselves and have a great time. Whether it is for an occasion, special event or just a few friends gathering it can be easy to organise. So I thought I would share with you some handy tips on how to organise a fabulous dinner party that all your guests will love.
Think About your Guest List
First of all, you need to decide on your guest list. How many people to intend to invite to your dinner party? Is it going to be a small intimate affair or something more extravagant? Knowing your numbers early will play a huge part in the rest of the decision making. It can help you decide on the venue and even the food you serve on the night.
Where are you hosting the dinner party?
Once you have your guest list and potential numbers the next thing to decide is the location you want to host your dinner party. Do you plan on doing at home or somewhere else? Of course, if it is a small party then being at home would be the obvious choice. However, you may prefer the grander location for a larger amount of guests.
Think About the Menu
So you have your guest list and your location, now what? The next thing to think about is the menu. The food. One of the main attractions of the dinner party. Are you a brilliant chef yourself? Or do you plan to hire in caterers? There Is a cost element to this as a caterer will charge for their time as well. Sometimes part of the fun is making the food yourself. You may want to make it a seasonal menu or work off local produce. Perhaps there is a particular family favourite that works everytime.
Make Sure the Wine Compliments the Food
The second thing to food is your wine choices. It’s advisable to make sure that the wine compliments the food. For things like this is may be worth buying in bulk to avoid a big cost. There is a full list of premium wine online which can give you plenty of options to choose from. It’s something easy to tick off your list straightaway.
Have you thought about decoration?
Is the dinner party for a special occasion? Then you may want to think about decorations. Perhaps it is milestone birthday or an anniversary. You could think of a color scheme to stick to or go all out with balloons and bunting. Whatever you decide I am sure it will look amazing.
The Little Details
Finally, the last thing to think about is the little details. Will you be offering a little token gift to your guests? Or a bag to take away with them. Don’t forget to send a thank you card after the event.
I hope these tips help you organise a fabulous dinner party.