20 Jan Common Dinner Party Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
When it comes to throwing a soirée every host wants to present the crème de la crème of events, and the dinner party at home is no exception! But whether this is your first dinner party or 31st, no host is safe from the dinner party mistakes that everyone is guilty of making at some point in their hosting career.
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Using your guests as guinea pigs
Whilst a dinner party provides the ideal time to show off your skills in the kitchen, it is certainly not a time to deliver complicated dishes – leave that up to us! Playing it safe with your menu doesn’t have to be boring, and if you want to give your guests food that they will be talking about at your next event, why not give our dinner party catering service a try?
Leaving everything (and I mean everything) until the last minute
As the saying goes ‘prior planning prevents poor performance’, yet this well-known fact is forgotten by many hosts in the run up to an approaching dinner party. Life after all gets in the way and you may find that you don’t have as much time as you think to plan your party to perfection. Prepare as much as you can in advance and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Forgetting to check dietary requirements
In the flurry of the planning process, little things may be swept to the side, but one big thing that may be overlooked is checking with guests for any dietary requirements. What is the point of cooking a meal if no one can enjoy it? Include a request for dietary requirements with your invitations and follow this up well in advance.
Leaving the partying to your guests
A dinner party is there for you to enjoy, so don’t leave the partying to your guests. Eat, drink and socialise as you go, and you’ll find that you slip into the host’s role rather well!