4 simple ideas to spice up your next dinner party

July 20, 2015 - 1 min read

The most important part of planning a dinner party is to know your guests! Assuming they’re your friends, this should be a breeze. It’s also very important to add your own personal touches to the night, whether that be through the selection of music or by creating the perfect centrepiece. These four tips will be sure to add some pizzazz to your dinner, making it a joyous and memorable night. 

#1 Theme your party

Mix things up and give your guests something to talk about. Whether it’s as simple as a colour or as involved as a decade in history, a theme is an excellent way to add a fun touch to the night. Getting your guests to dress outrageously or in a certain style could also act as a terrific ice-breaker for less acquainted people within your party posse.

#2 More planning equals less stress

Be sure to plan and gather everything you will need a few days in advance. Also, on the day of the party, be sure to have your food, drinks, etc. well organised. If you set yourself a time frame and work accordingly, you’ll find yourself stress-free by the time your guests start arriving and able to enjoy your own party, rather than frantically trying to get everything done at once.

#3 Get creative with your game

If you don’t want to subject your guests to another bland dinner party game or activity, try something they may not see coming. There are many resources online bursting with ideas; like a real life Cluedo—allowing all your guests to take part in a murder mystery role play experience.

#4 Set the perfect mood

To go along with your theme, try some matching music and decor. Let’s say that you decided on a Mediterranean theme, because you’re serving tapas-style dishes. Why not look up some Spanish music and throw some natural, warm additions to the living and dining areas? This will reinforce your theme and also make for a more personalised dinner party.


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