Whether you are having a sit-down dinner or a table full of food for everyone to grab, plan a layout for your table ahead of time.
Music creates a great atmosphere for your guests as it helps them relax and settle in.
CLEAN OUT YOUR FRIDGE BEFORE YOU GO FOOD SHOPPING
It helps to clean out your fridge BEFORE you go food shopping. Plan to clean it out prior to heading out and make space for all of your new dinner party items.
PLACE DRINKS IN THE FRIDGE THE MORNING OF.
Drinks such as sparkling water, white wine, and beer are best served chilled. Place these in the fridge the morning of or day before.
ASK EVERYONE TO BRING SOMETHING!
Ask your guests to pitch in and bring a bottle of something or a side dish. If you're hosting a dinner party for everyone, it's fun to collectively create the evening together.
GIVE GUESTS AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you're hosting a casual backyard pizza night or a sit down dinner party, give your guests an idea of what the evening entails for them to know what to expect and enjoy themselves.
SERVE DINNER 30-45 MINUTES INTO THE EVENING
If you're unsure of how quickly to move the evening, plan to allow guests time to settle in, then move onto dinner about 30-45 minutes into the evening.
REMEMBER TO RELAX AND HAVE FUN!
A dinner party is meant to be enjoyed, so most of all remember to relax and have fun. Read my full blog post for all of my dinner party hosting tips!