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Holding a dinner party can be a real milestone in an adult’s life. It can be a fun evening with friends or a chance for you to show off your skills in the kitchen. The more you can plan of a dinner party, the smoother it will go. Here are some of the key things you need to pull of the perfect dinner party evening.

The Menu

The first thing you should prepare is the menu. If you are going to cook and prepare everything yourself, you should choose dishes that you can prepare in advance. Try to pick dishes that you can prepare well. You do not have to go all out and prepare a restaurant-standard meal if you are not a confident cook. So long as the food is delicious, your guests are sure to love it.

Don’t forget about drinks too! You should come up with some drinks that will pair well with the food you want to serve. There are many choices out there that could be the perfect accompaniment to your food. In addition to choosing a wine or beer and a cocktail as an aperitif, make sure to pick non-alcoholic options for friends who might not want to drink!

The Table

The table should be the centrepiece of the night, so take the time to set it nicely. You do not have to have a theme, but you should strive to make sure that everything is arranged nicely. If you know that you want to host a lot of dinner parties in the future, you could invest in some tablewear like that made by Tom Dixon.

Of course, the aim should always be to create a great place to eat. Whether you use Tom Dixon pieces or ones from any other designer, you need to make sure that they fit well with the overall aesthetic of your evening.

The Ambience

How do you want your friends to feel when they step into the room? There might be times when you are in the kitchen concentrating, and so will not be able to fulfil your role as the host. Therefore, you need to ensure that you leave a good ambience behind. This will help to relax your friends and keep them entertained even if you are not there.

A good ambience should be easy to pull together. Make sure that you have some music in the background to suit the theme of the party – it could be upbeat and quick-tempo or something calmer. Adjusting the lighting and having fresh-cut flowers or a scented candle will also be great additions.

Pulling together a dinner party can seem like a lot of work, but it can be simpler than you might imagine. Nail each of the above points, and you are well on your way to success. What would you like to see at your next dinner party? Start planning your menu and evening now, and get ready to pull it all off!


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