Are you wanting to spice up the you throw dinner parties? Keep in mind, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to have a good time. Start with small changes and then go from there. It is becoming more common for hors d’oeuvres to wind up replacing meals, so if your party takes place during normal lunch or dinner hours, plan to serve enough food to constitute a meal. Below we have listed a few ways to get creative with your next dinner party.
Think Outside the Box
Table themes. Decide on a theme you like and hope your guests will enjoy it as well. For instance, your most memorable destination or movie theme. It’s all about making your dinner party more fun and less rigid – which allows your guests to be relaxed. You can also do something totally different and move the party outdoors. If weather permits, dine under the stars or make your floral arrangement in a champagne bucket rather than a vase.
Pick a Theme
Dinner parties can be fun on their own, but they can be even more fun with a theme. When you add the twist of a theme for a party, it feels as though everything falls into place, and planning becomes smoother. It becomes easier to figure out your menu and decorations, and chances are your guests will enjoy a themed event more than a regular dinner party.
Serve Incredible Food
A great menu doesn’t mean that each recipe has to be unique or time-consuming. Your menu can consist of simple hors d’oeuvres and serves plenty of “fillers” such as nuts, olives, and bread. You can also set up a cheese tray with honey and check out some delicious pepper jelly recipes that can be served with crackers and/or bread. Or, serve popcorn topped with Parmesan cheese or drizzled with flavored oil such as truffle oil. We’re not suggesting you make all of them but if you add just one of these to your spread you can guarantee people will be impressed.
Create a Welcoming Ambiance
Let’s start with lighting. Candles and dim lighting can create an ambience and make your guests feel comfortable. Playing classical music at a low volume will help to produce an inviting and relaxing feel to your evening. Always be sure that you have enough seating for when guests leave the table to sit in a comfier space. You don’t want to be rushing to find extra chairs or worse yet, having to ask your guests to stand.