If there's one thing that every young person needs to know, it's how to throw a killer dinner party. Whether you're celebrating a birthday or just want to throw a fun get-together with your friends, this guide will teach you everything you need to know. From choosing the right menu to decorations and even entertainment, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn everything you need to know about throwing the ultimate dinner party!
First and foremost, deciding where exactly you are going to be hosting your dinner party is the key to a successful night. If you are aiming for a small, casual dinner party with close friends, your kitchen table is the perfect spot. It’s comfortable, reliable and gets the job done. On the other hand, if you are celebrating a birthday, graduation, job promotion or anything of those sorts, a larger space is a necessity. Backyards or patios are perfect for this. Either rent outdoor chairs and tables or pull together some picnic tables and you can maximize the amount of people in the space. Being outside is perfect for larger dinner parties as it allows for more room to chat, listen to music, dance and enjoy nature!
Here are some fun ideas for choosing the perfect dinner party space!
Once you’ve decided your space, it’s important to choose a theme that will match the celebration! Picking a theme that is broad enough so that it will accommodate all guests, yet still specific enough to create some coherence is key. Here are some fun, and unique dinner party themes.
DIY Pizza Party
Beach Bonfire Dinner
Picnic Dinner Party
Breakfast for Dinner
Of course a memorable dinner party is all about the company. But, having a fantastic and delicious menu doesn’t hurt! Once you’ve chosen your theme, you can start crafting a menu around it. You will need to decide how many courses you will provide and in what style you will serve them. You can pull aside a separate table for appetizers and snacks and bring out the main dishes for a self-serve style dinner. Here are some tips for picking your dinner party menu:
Choose dishes you have already (successfully) cooked before.
Serve dishes that are in season and appropriate to the weather
Dishes that are easy to prepare or cook ahead of time will allow you time to also enjoy your party!
Last but not least, the ultimate dinner party experience is not complete without the details that bring together the space. Decorations, table settings, flowers, and music choice are really going to make all the difference in creating a fun and enjoying party.
If the dinner party is something with a strong theme such as Historical Eras, Casino Night, or Mardi Gras, it is essential that you choose decorations to match. Adding fresh flowers, table clothes, string lights, balloons and a fun centerpiece will perfectly complement the theme you choose. Also, prepping a dinner party playlist beforehand will take away any stress surrounding music.
So there you have it! Everything you need to know about throwing the perfect dinner party. Just remember to relax and have fun, and your guests will be sure to enjoy themselves. What are you waiting for? Get started planning your next get-together today!