Who doesn't want to have a great dinner party? You invite your friends, get dressed and enjoy a delicious meal and delicious drinks together!
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Having a dinner party can be under a lot of pressure, and you may have problems with everything on your to-do list. It's time to simplify party planning. Here are the only five steps you need to take to throw a great party and get your house ready for company.
First step: decorate.
Of course, you don't want someone to come to your home if it's not decorated properly. If you've just moved in, you may need to spend some time hanging art on the walls or buying new furniture. When you've lived in your home for a while, it may be time for a spruce tree. Whatever the case, Paint Loose can help you find paintings or DIY projects to decorate your home with. A unique piece of art created by you will be a great topic of conversation for the guests of the party and will help your home feel more complete and put together. As you decorate, you may want to change the floor plan. This could help create more rooms for guests to chat in or open up your home to make it feel bigger when it is full of people. Before sending out the invitations, take a look at your home and decide how many you can comfortably host.
Step two: find the perfect outfit.
Now that you've got the party rooms ready for the people, it's time to make sure you have the right look. You can't go wrong with a gorgeous cocktail or party dress. Make sure your guests know the dress code is cocktail attire. Even if some show up in more casual outfits, you should look very good since you are the host. Buy cocktail dresses for women and look for something classy and chic. It could be a fun LBD with a fun frill or a floor length dress. Or try a sleek pencil skirt with a loose blouse. Your outfit sets the tone for the party. When your guests see you in a beautiful and sophisticated look, they will know they are going to have a night of great food and entertainment.
Step three: store the liquor cabinet.
You cannot have a successful dinner party without delicious drinks. After you've decided on the drinks you want to make, go to the liquor store. You may love the idea of a unique cocktail for your guests to choose from, but you also want to make sure you can make alcoholic beverages that someone requests. A vodka drinker probably won't be delighted if the only options are scotch or whiskey. Get a variety of liquors so you know there is something for everyone. Find a liquor store that offers roadside pickups so you can pick up your beverage ingredients on your party day without being late for your special event.
Step four: plan (and cook or order) an amazing meal.
It's hardly a dinner party if there is no dinner. So plan a fantastic meal for some time. You can choose to have professionals take care of the event (which will definitely make things easier for you), or you can cook for your friends. When catering for someone, try the food first to make sure you like it and check with your guests about possible allergies. If you take care of the cooking yourself, make a realistic schedule. You can't put the roast in the oven when they all come up. Allow enough time to finish the meal before the guests arrive. If there are last minute chores ask a friend or family member to do them so you can focus on hosting.
Step five: put away the fragile items.
Your friends are coming for a classy, low-key evening, but that doesn't mean nothing can happen to your favorite breaks on the coat. Put away everything that you would have devastated to lose. You just want to make sure that hiding decorative items doesn't make your home appear empty or uninhabited. Put away only the really valuable or sentimental parts. Just in case.
Planning the perfect dinner party doesn't take weeks. Organize your house, find a great outfit and prepare delicious food and drinks. Your friends will talk about this night for weeks.