What Will Make Or Break A Dinner Party? - Della Devoted

What Will Make Or Break A Dinner Party?


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You may not have been hosting dinner parties in the past, but it’s likely that you are now. The coronavirus pandemic kind of made going out to restaurants a little more difficult, after all. But of course, it’s not as if we can live without spending quality time with our friends. The solution? Bring the restaurant to your home! It’s not only more affordable to host a dinner party, but it can also be more fun. 

However, it’s not as if every dinner party is a roaring success. In this blog, we’re going to run through some key areas to focus on. Get these right, and you’ll be on your way to having a great evening with friends. 

The Guestlist

The dinner is kind of the star of the show when you’re hosting a dinner party. But who’s eating the food also counts. After all, it’s these people that bring the conversation, jokes, energy, and so forth. If you want to have a dinner party that’s memorable for all the right reasons, then make sure you’re inviting the best of the best. Close friends, family members, and a lively wildcard character will do it. Remember that it’s best to keep dinner parties pretty small -- between 6 - 10 people will do it.

The Preparation

You can’t expect to have a great time if you don’t prepare for it beforehand. It’s a bit like Christmas dinner. It’s highly unlikely that you’d stumble your way into having a 10/10 dinner! Of course, you don’t need to go overboard with the preparation. It’s just about thinking about what you’re going to make, what you need, the logistics, things like that. Once you’ve gotten the basics in shape, you’ll find that everything else falls into place pretty nicely. 

The Food

It’s important to push the boat out a little when you’re hosting a dinner party. This is not your usual evening meal! So to begin, take a look at recipes that are delicious and slightly challenging (but not so challenging that you overcomplicate things). Once you’ve got your recipe, it’ll be all about the quality of the ingredients; they have a big impact on the overall tastiness of the meal! You can ensure you get the best by getting them from the right place. Get your meat from a butcher. Get your vegetables from a farmer’s market. Get your fish from a fishmonger. You get the idea! 

The Atmosphere

The atmosphere plays a big role in the enjoyment of a restaurant. And it’ll play a big role in the enjoyment of your dinner party, too. Look at setting the mood with atmospheric lighting, gentle dinner party music, decorations, things like that. You’ll find that it allows you to really create an energy that lends itself well to everyone having a good time. 

The Conversation and Games 

Finally, look at having a few interesting questions lined up, or even some fun dinner party games. They’ll help to keep the evening ticking over, especially once the food has been eaten. 

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