There’s nothing quite like hosting the perfect dinner party for friends and family alike. Putting together a fantastic atmosphere, delectable cuisine, gorgeous wine and the perfect background music is something of a skill, though there are certainly ways you can give yourself a head start into always hosting the best dinner parties.
If you want your guests to be talking about how great your party was for weeks to come, you must be prepared to put a little work in first. For example, if you’re hoping to entertain a lot, you’ll need to really think about the space you do it in. While it can be fun to sit your guests at the kitchen table so you can chat with them while you work, it isn’t always the most ideal atmosphere. In fact, it can be quite cramped and claustrophobic, making it difficult for your guests (and you) to relax. Instead, you should design and decorate a separate dining room. If you have a spare room in your house that you just don’t really use, why not transform it into the perfect dinner party area? You can paint or paper the walls in a way to suit the mood and buy the furniture most needed to make a dinner party run smoothly – starting with a table and chairs! On top of this, you can place speakers for music in the corners of the ceiling, add a dresser boutique in which you can house place mats, wine, spirits, bottle openers and candles, and enjoy having a room that is always ready for the next big party.
While it’s true that the main success of a dinner party is in the way the guests get along with one another, you can certainly improve your chances of success by creating the perfect atmosphere. Choose your furniture wisely; you might want a table with extendable leaves where you can increase or reduce the size of the table based on how many people are attending. If you really want to impress, why not purchase some French dining furniture and watch as your guests exclaim over how elegant and sophisticated it is?
And finally, one of the greatest things about having a single room dedicated solely to the purpose of entertaining is that it’s always ready for action, meaning all you have to worry about is preparing a delightful meal, ensuring the chatter is still going, and that the wine is still flowing!