These days most people's homes have been temporarily repurposed as remote offices. And I am sure a lot of you would like to revert to having a home where you and your family enjoy quality time together and have lots of fun entertaining guests for special events like dinner parties.
If it's been a while since you last hosted a dinner party in your maison, you might wonder how to create the perfect one that everyone will enjoy.
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Thankfully, this handy little refresher will help you organize and host a dinner party in your home that is memorable for the right reasons. Take a look at the following points of consideration to get started.
Pick The Perfect Location In Your Home
Firstly, you will likely have a few options in your home that offer the best location for entertaining guests. For example, you may have a well-manicured private garden perfect for hosting dinner parties during the summer months.
If the weather isn't that great, you could always choose a cozy corner of your home, such as your living room, to host your dinner party. Always keep in mind the number of guests you'll invite, the likely weather conditions, and the mood you're trying to set.
Decorate The Area
It's always worth devoting a bit of time and energy to tastefully decorating the area where you'd like to host your dinner party. Doing so sets the tone and ambiance for the evening and makes it a more welcoming and friendly environment for your guests.
For example, you might consider small decorative LED lights to hang around tables, walls, and doorframes, and you may consider lighting some scented candles to make the area smell amazing!
Think Of A Theme
Next, you should think about the theme you want for your dinner party.
Would you like a Mexican theme, for instance, complete with smoky margarita beverages on tap from somewhere like Cocktails In A Box, or would you prefer an Italian theme complete with music playing in the background from the likes of Frank Sinatra or even Eros Ramazzotti?
And you know me, I like to do things à la française, so here's an entire post on how to entertain like the French!
Whatever your decision, make sure your theme is fun and something that you and your guests will love!
Order Everything You Need In Advance
A dinner party sounds like lots of fun in principle, but it can quickly turn into a nightmare if you discover, to your horror, that you forgot to order things to arrive in time – including essentials like wine!
That's why it's a good idea to buy everything you need before the big event. Give yourself plenty of time to have all the food and drink prepped, and event accessories like lighting, in place.
Lastly, no one is going to have fun at a dinner party if they can see the host is visibly stressed or frustrated with just about everything during the evening.
Dinner parties are meant to be fun events – make sure you remember that fact instead of stressing yourself out!
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