4 Ways to Wow Guest at Your Next Dinner Party
A dinner party is simply wonderful. It’s a time to have family or friends over, eat, drink, and play host. Dinner parties are also the perfect opportunity to show off your culinary prowess and really show off your skills. With the holiday season rearing its head just around the corner, it allows you to jump on creating a flawless dinner party that is sure to wow your guests. If you’re wanting to have a winning night and leave your guests in awe, then look no further!
Keep the cooking simple
Just because you’re throwing a dinner party doesn’t mean you need to cook up a bunch of complex meals. Something simple is totally fine and you’ll still be able to achieve the goal of tantalizing the taste buds of your guests. Ideally, you’ll want to have multiple courses such as appetizers, main course (with sides), and dessert. But again, you don’t need to go all out and make anything complex. Something like cheesy slow cooker rotel dip with Velveeta cheese is an excellent choice as it’s unique, but still very simple to make.
Think about the presentation
As stated earlier, you don’t need to make anything too complex to wow your guests at the dinner party. Something surprisingly simple that adds a big kick is the presentation of the plates. That’s right, you can set up a 3-star Michelin plate in little time at all. It’s really all about stacking and layering for the plate. Don’t forget the sauces either, as a signature design with sauce screams “fancy”. While the presentation of the food is important, you also want to think about the dishes you’re using to serve the food as this also plays a major role in how the food will look. If you have any nice dishes whether it be cutlery, plates, wine glasses, don’t hold back on using them for this occasion.
Once you have your menu planned out and how you plan to present/ serve the food, you should then begin thinking about the décor. You don’t need to hire an interior designer to decorate for your dinner party. Instead, think about these questions:
1. What occasion is this dinner party for? Is it to celebrate a holiday?
2. What areas of the home will the guests be in?
3. What type of atmosphere are you wanting to set up for this occasion?
4. Is there a theme to the dinner party?
5. Who is the guest that will be showing up for this event?
Sure, these may be quite a few questions, but they most certainly help out in the planning process. You’ll want to make the atmosphere unforgettable, something intimate maybe. Setting up the table nicely is key to having a great dinner party. Something else you can do is match the décor of the dinner party according to what you’re making for dinner. If something Italian or the Mediterranean is going to be served then it may be a great idea to have the décor complementing it.
Make sure to stock up your bar cart because one spectacular way to wow your guests is to give them multiple options on beverages. Make sure to have a wide variety of drinks available such as mocktails, something alcoholic, and maybe something on the healthy side such as mineral water.