Dinner parties were all the rage back in the 1970s, and they seemed to die a death with fewer people entertaining guests regularly. However, more people are starting to enjoy these events again, so the dinner party is seeing a resurgence in popularity. If you will be holding a dinner party soon, below are some tips to help you prepare for it and ensure it goes off without a hitch.
Plan Your Guest List
You will need to work out who you will invite to your dinner party, and the amount of available space will restrict the numbers. Make sure that you do not invite too many people so you can all comfortably sit around your dining table, and ensure you ask about any dietary requirements when inviting your guests. Once everyone has responded and confirmed their attendance, you can then start planning your dinner party.
Planning Your Menu
You cannot plan your menu until you know if anyone is a vegan, vegetarian, or has food allergies that are attending. Once you have this information, you can then start planning your meal accordingly. You can decide whether everyone is eating the same food or whether you will create a special meal for those with dietary requirements. You can make a delicious vegan pasta sauce that everyone can enjoy and will be much easier for you to prepare, rather than cooking multiple main meals. There are also many other vegan dishes you can consider for your dinner party that may go down well, and some are so delicious you cannot tell they are vegan.
Decide On A Theme
You will also want to pick a theme for your dinner party that can help to lighten things up and make it a fun occasion. If you choose a theme, then the menu and the decorations should reflect this, and you may also want to encourage your guests to dress up for the occasion.
Plan You Entertainment
It would not be a dinner party without entertainment, and the perfect choice will depend on what you and your guests like to do. You could have a board game party, a karaoke party, or a fancy-dress party with music and games. Make sure that you have plenty of refreshments and lots to entertain your guests, and you can ensure your party goes off without a hitch and everyone has a fantastic time. For more tips and information on planning the perfect dinner party, click here.