|Planning the Perfect Dinner Party
Once you have all these innovative appliances we’ve mentioned, you’re probably going to want to have a dinner party, so you can use them. I thought I would give you a few tips to help you plan the perfect party.
The first thing you’ll need to do is invite your guests. You can either call your guests, or send out printed cards or email invitations. We all have busy schedules, so it’s important to give at least two weeks notice when inviting your guests; that way you’ll have plenty of time to plan the party. Don’t forget to ask for an RSVP request.
Next, you’ll need to plan the menu. You’ll want to consider items that complement each other, not only in taste, but also add a variety of colors to your plate. You also need to take into account food restrictions, such as allergies; low carb or low fat diets; or vegan or vegetarian lifestyles. Usually, just having extra veggies will cater to low carb and vegetarian needs without having to change your entire menu. Choosing make-ahead appetizers and sides will make your life much easier.
Setting the mood to a nice dinner party is important. You need to choose the right music; something that is relaxing and mellow will create an inviting atmosphere. Make sure you don’t play it too loud; it needs to be in the background, so your guests can enjoy their conversations without yelling over music. Candles or flowers are great choices for a centerpiece. Candles are simple, but elegant. If you choose candles, make sure you choose unscented ones for the dining table; you don’t want the scent of candles competing with the food. Flowers add a splash of color and a hint of beauty to your dining table. You can either buy a bouquet that has already been arranged for you or pick flowers from your own garden. Either way, they will add elegance to your table.
Planning a dinner party can be a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun. The most important thing to remember is to enjoy the time you get to spend with your guests.
And if you really do plan a party like this, please…remember to invite that certain girl in a certain newsletter that helped you so much!