If you’re soon to be throwing a dinner party for your friends or acquaintances, you’re probably feeling a little nervous. If ‘Come Dine With Me’ is anything to go by, there are a multitude of things that could go wrong. However, if you stick to a few simple rules, you can easily throw an amazing dinner party that your guests will praise long after the party is over. Let’s take a look at how you can throw the ultimate dinner party:
Invite Guests Who Get Along
You should never invite guests who don’t really like each other or fail to see eye to eye. This can cause a row, food fight, and perhaps even fisticuffs if you ply them with too much booze. Unless your goal is to host one huge fight, worthy of some wrestling TV channel, then I suggest you stick to guests who you know can get along and listen to what others have to say.
Think Up Topics of Conversation
There’s nothing worse than that tumbleweed moment; the dreaded awkward silence. To combat this, you could perhaps think up emergency topics of conversation to get the ball rolling. This will ensure that nobody feels awkward while chowing down on their creme brulee.
Arrange Some Party Games
A couple of party games can be quite fun, just bear in mind that nobody is going to want to play any embarrassing games where they have to make a fool of themselves. Watching one episode of ‘Come Dine With Me’ is enough to confirm that – people always lose points for arranging games they deem to be fun yet others deem it to be totally embarrassing. Stick to charades or a simple question-and-answer game.
Have Plenty of Alcohol
Make sure you have plenty of alcohol, as your guests are sure to be quite thirsty if they know you’re buying the booze. Don’t let their glasses run dry and they should praise you for a great night!
Create a Playlist to Set the Scene
No dinner party is complete without an awesome playlist to accompany it. How else would you set the scene? Consider all guests and their individual tastes in music. You want to include popular, familiar song choices that most of them will like. A jazz singer can usually set a great tone for the night! You can include different genres, but perhaps you should stay away from death metal if there are no rockers at your party.
Consider Dietary Requirements
Do your guests have any special dietary requirements you need to consider before cooking them dinner? They may be vegetarian, lactose intolerant, or they may simply dislike a certain type of food. Double-check with them before cooking.
Keep Pets Away
Your Alsatian probably would be cute in a different setting, but having him lounging around the feet of your dinner guests isn’t the best idea if you’re trying to make an impression. What would happen if they found a hair in their soup starter?! Keep your pets in a locked room or somewhere else where they won’t be a bother.
Follow these tips and you’ll definitely make an impression on your dinner guests!