5 Tips for throwing an amazing dinner party

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An amazing dinner party is a joy to attend but tricky to plan. When you get it right, however, you can be sure of a fantastic evening that will be memorable for all the right reasons. If you want to throw a spectacular dinner party, take a look at these top tips now:

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1. Plan ahead
Unless you’re an experienced chef, it’s going to be difficult to put together an amazing dinner party at the last minute. The trick to hosting an amazing evening is to plan ahead and do as much in advance as possible. As well as planning your menu, consider everything else you’ll need to do to be ‘dinner party ready’. Shopping for supplies, tidying your home and decorating the table are just three tasks that take longer than you think. If you want things to get off to a good start, make plans
in advance and follow them through.

2. Prepare a drinks menu
As well as serving a sumptuous food menu, focus on what you’ll be offering your guests to drink too. In addition to a range of white and red wine, take the time to provide something special too. A whiskey sour is a popular drink but not something people always make at home, so why not treat them? With a tantalizing selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer, you can ensure your dinner party will be something extra special.

3. Invite a range of guests
When you’re considering your guest list, don’t simply invite people who know one another. Instead, aim for a mix of complementing personalities. When you have a house full of introverts, it can be tricky to get the conversation flowing. Equally, too many extroverts make it difficult to get a word in. By balancing personalities, you’ll have the perfect mix of people to sustain a fun and relaxed dinner party.

4. Don’t try a first-time recipe
If you aren’t confident in your culinary skills, don’t risk trying a first-time recipe at your dinner party. If you want to serve something new, give it a trial run at home at least a few days before the big event. This will give you a chance to see how it comes up and make any modifications. If the worst happens, you’ll still have time to change the menu and avoid a red face!

5. Have a game on hand
If things begin to feel a little flat, it’s handy to have a game or quiz on hand to keep things moving. A simple table game or brainteaser will be enough to keep people talking. While you may find your dinner party is taking off without any intervention, it will boost your confidence to know you have a back-up plan in place.

Enjoying Your Dinner Party
Hosting a dinner party can seem overwhelming but don’t forget to enjoy yourself! By
planning ahead and preparing what you can in advance, you’ll have ample time to spend with your guests. No matter what you choose to serve, a relaxed attitude is the key to having a great time.

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  1. I find planning is the key to success but a good drinks menu will 100% help x



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