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Tips for Taking Your Dinner Party to the Next Level

Published On
Jan 20, 2020

Close up of a table set for a dinner party

Throwing a dinner party is like a right of passage for any adult. Whether you’re planning a dinner party specifically for an event or just to have a fun night in with your friends, a dinner party expert or are planning on hosting your first, you always want to put your best foot forward to impress your family members and close friends. There’s a lot to consider when planning a dinner party; food, decor, guest list, wine options—white, red, rosé? While it does sound intimidating, dinner parties can be pulled off without spending too much and stressing over it whenever you can. First-time hosts and the most seasoned of party throwers alike can learn something from this blog. Keep reading to find out how you can have a dinner party of your dreams with these easy steps!

Planning - The Rose Picnic

Planning

Have you decided on a theme or what kind of dinner party you want to host and when? Sit down and plan it out before you hand over invites. You don’t want a theme for your party that might offend someone, so you should think of the ideas you want to do for your event. Is it a fun and unconventional dinner party? Or something traditional where you serve family dishes and show off your wine collection? Pick something that you and your future guests will enjoy and work on that. If you want to go the extra mile, decorate and dress up for that theme. Cinco de Mayo? Think of gourmet taco bars and burritos, and bust your sombrero from the old box in the cabinet. 80’s theme for the ultimate throwback? Toss in some fake neon lights and mix 80’s themed cocktails and appetizers for the ultimate instagrammable event. It just takes a fun and creative idea to start all these. It’s better to start as early as now with the small program - are there games or dancing? You should start as early as now. There are fun games that you can do to make your party fun and interesting - try the Great Minds Think Alike game, Celebrity: Who am I game? or even something classic like charades

Invites

Now that you’ve worked on your theme and date, it’s time to invite some people. You can be fun with your invitations - something interactive your unique, or go for traditional. You can even cut back the effort and just send it through social media or email—you can spend your energy somewhere else. But don’t forget to ask if any of your guests have special dietary restrictions, you don’t want them sad in your event now, do you? Keep in mind the headcount—how many people can you accommodate? Will it be a fun but intimate event? Or something extravagant to welcome the new roaring 20’s? Be realistic with how many people you’ll be inviting, just make sure you can handle them.

Invites - The Rose Picnic

Preparation

Everything starts somewhere, and like all parties, you need to prepare beforehand. This should take place days before the event so you won’t have to stress yourself out last minute. The preparation will include the ingredients, props, and other materials you want to use in the event. Here are the things you need to prepare beforehand:

These are the basic steps in making your party an Instagrammable event, but what’s important is the conversation you have with your friends and the food you want them to savour. Just have fun and the party is already a success!

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