When throwing a dinner party, it is often hard to stand out from the other parties in the area. This is all-too-common and many end up failing to impress their friends and family. To avoid this, a host must know how to provide the ideal experience for his or her guests. With this in mind, here are three ways to throw a dinner party and impress your friends.
Great appetizers: After arriving to the event, revelers will enjoy eating quickly. Of course, when hosting a party, it is better to allow everyone to enjoy the event for a while. To do this tactfully, a host should also have a table or counter space available for a few simple appetizers like hummus, chips and dip or another simple and quick dish. Then, when sitting down for the main meal, people will not scarf down the food and will, instead, enjoy the time with friends as they won’t starve.
Real bar: Without a doubt one of the main enjoyments of a dinner party is having a cold beer, great wine and unique cocktail. Now, one does not have to run out and invest in hundreds of dollars in liquor, wine and beer to make everyone happy. Keeping selection simple by offering something unique is a great way of getting your guests talking. Consider making a large pot of mulled wine, or put together a few speciality cocktails on the night. Remember to still have nice selection of alcoholic beverages, so that you will please all your guests and ensure that they have a great time.
Live music: One way to blow guests away is to offer live music. While it is not cheap, it is possible to save money by hiring a friend or family member who can play a couple of instruments. With this, guests will grow excited listening to a unique band. This is better than launching Spotify or iTunes and playing the same songs guests always hear at parties, as most prefer hearing something new and unique.
With these three tips, a host can throw a great party every time. Luckily, none of these ideas are expensive or time-consuming, and a person should have no trouble implementing them fully.