We wanted to post a follow up to the blog we published a couple of weeks ago.
Entertaining at home, while fun for many, can sometimes be complicated when making an effort to appeal to everyone’s style and taste. However, planning a glamorous dinner party is easier than you might think. Lifestyle expert and author Karen Robinovitz presents the following tips to help you create a flawless party for both host and guests alike.
Here are some of the top tips for entertaining your guests
Have a Theme
From deciding on the menu to planning décor and selecting a dress code, giving your gathering a theme ensures a common thread and comfort level for your attendees. It gives them something to get excited about before the event and stimulates conversation during the party. Also, choosing an unique and inventive dress code or simply asking guests to wear their black-tie best ensures that a glamorous evening will ensue.
Keep it Simple
There is no need to have an extravagant sit-down dinner to achieve elegance at your function. Instead, serve your dinner buffet style. A buffet is an excellent way to showcase creatively plated foods that are not only visually attractive but also make for easy serving. Try using interesting serving pieces as a way to add character to the presentation.
Indulgence Is Everything
The anticipation is strong as everyone wonders what will be served for dessert. For the most important part of the evening, cookies are a timeless treat and can be presented alone or as a complement to other desserts. Pepperidge Farm offers a variety of delicious and indulgent cookies-from Milano to Pirouette to Chessmen, there’s a cookie for everyone. For added appeal, serve Mini Milano and Mini Chessmen and call them “petit fours,” or organize cookies on a lovely looking platter for a beautiful presentation.
Create the Perfect Ambience
Delicious food is truly only one component of a successful party. A good hostess knows that gatherings should be multisensory. Background music and ambient lighting are important when attempting to create an inviting setting in which guests can relax. Musical selections direct the tone of the event while dim lights and candles produce warmth and sophistication to any room. For added glamor, try displaying candles in distinct ways, such as arranging pillars of varying heights or floating votives in water.
The most important thing to remember during your dinner party is to enjoy yourself! Your guests undoubtedly care more about your company than whether every detail goes according to plan. Even if your new dish isn’t the success you ‘d anticipated, smile and relish in the memories you’re making with friends and loved ones.
We hope you enjoyed the top tips for entertaining your guests. If you need tips on music for your event, feel free to contact us. We will offer a personalized set list to make your party pop.