A dinner party can be a great way to meet the neighbours, get your friends to come over or even catch up with distant relatives. However, it’s also a rather tough task considering all of the planning and work that goes into it.
So to make things easier, we’ve put together a few simple tips that will help you make your dinner party prep a lot more organized.
Invite a reasonable number of people
A dinner party should be small and intimate. Inviting fewer people means less work for you, but it also means you can cook to their tastes and entertain their preferences.
Plan the meal ahead of time and introduce time savers
You can always make everything from scratch, but certain things such as sauce, stock and desserts can be made ahead of time so that you can spend more time socializing and entertaining your guests.
Prepare entertainment and backups if something goes wrong
You always want some kind of entertainment ready and waiting for your guests before and after dinner. However, it’s important to have a backup in case something goes wrong, your plans are ruined or the mood isn’t right.
Prepare your dining room in advance
Below, we’ve added an infographic that can give you some ideas on how to take your dining room to the next level. All of these small decor changes can add up and make your dining room look and feel far better.