17 Aug How to prepare for a dinner party
Dinner parties are a great way to entertain friends and family, but the preparation and organisation of it all can leave the host feeling stressed and overwhelmed. In order for the whole experience to be enjoyable for the host as well as the guest, there are a few things you can do to take the stress out of your dinner party and allow the evening to run smoothly.
Plan well in advance
Planning your dinner party in advance and thoroughly will reduce a large amount of stress on the night. Also, if you leave yourself with enough time before the actual event, you will then have more time to think about each detail carefully!
Here are a few things to consider when planning your dinner party
- What food are you going to serve?
- How far will your guests have to travel?
- Does the food you’re going to serve, need some sort of extra preparation time?
- Think of entertainment on the evening
- Think about other dinner parties you have attended – what went wrong and what did you enjoy? Use this to make yours even better!
Keep your guest list small
Inviting more people will only just cause yourself more stress – especially if it is the first time you’re hosting a dinner party. Not only will it be more stressful to prep food for more people, but you also may find yourself not having time to speak to everyone you invite.
Ask your guests about their dietary preferences in advance
Many people forget about this step even though it is such an important one! Your guests will no doubt feel special and privileged that you have taken the time to work your dinner party around their dietary preferences. It is such an unpleasant and also awkward experience when your guest tells you last minute that they are allergic to a food you’re serving – therefore, don’t let this catch you out!
Take the stress out of your meal preparations!
Having to prepare food and spend a lot of hours sourcing the right ingredients can add so much stress and unneeded time. Why not just take the stress out altogether? Here at More More More, we prepare you dinner party meals so all you need to do is put them in the oven! We will deliver your meals so they arrive fresh at your door in appropriate storage with clear instructions on how to cook. It couldn’t be any simpler!