Whether it’s a simple dinner party or an elite pre-wedding soirée, arranging it can be rather stressful for the host. But fret not, with these easy-to-follow tips you can effortlessly organise an elegant and tasteful party.
No matter what the theme of your party is, remember minimalism is key. An easy and fabulous way to set the mood right with candles. Throw in a few beautifully arranged flowers and you’ve got yourself some gorgeous décor. Don’t forget to pay attention to the outdoors too. Whether you have a massive veranda or a humble lobby, themed decor in these spaces goes a long way to add to the party ambience.
A classic affair would involve a sit-down dinner. However, depending on the occasion and the number of guests, you can alter it. A good idea for a large crowd is to have three to four courses, which includes hors d’oeuvres, a soup, one or two main course dishes and a dessert. You can order in the starters or dessert to ensure you can focus on the main food items. Remember, you can never go wrong with a delectable cheese board with labelled cheeses.
If you find yourself overwhelmed with the sheer amount of work and entertaining, then let your guests become bartenders. This way they can customise their own drinks with a little help from you. Plus, you can always hire extra helping hands at the bar for the event. Pro tip: You can never have enough glassware, cutlery and mixers at a party, so stock up!
- Lights & Music
Your home ambience can pretty much make or break your tasteful party. Whether you’re hosting a festive party or a dinner with friends, the music needs to be mellow. This will allow your guests to mingle and converse with each other. Another essential element to your soiree is the lighting; keep it soft yet bright enough to enjoy a meal in.
- Enjoy Yourself
We can’t stress this enough! Amid being a host and entertaining everyone, don’t forget that you’re at a party, too. Whether it means to have your fill of the delicious appetisers or unwinding with a glass of Prosecco, let go and create a memorable evening for yourself and your guests.