Preparing for a Great Party
How to organize an awesome event
It’s nice to have a fancy party at a restaurant or hotel, but it’s more fun to plan a party at home, inviting your friends and extended family. In fact, the best part of having a party is thinking about the menu for the feast and ideas for table setting and interior decoration, imaging the faces of surprise and joy of your guests. Let us share some cool ideas to make your party at home a real success.
Three Checklists for a Great Party
1. The Theme
If you are planning a party for your guests to get to know each other, it might be fun for you to decide a theme and become a facilitator for that. No need to think too much about it. Maybe just set a theme color and use that for the napkins and tablecloths, and maybe offer drinks of the same color. The key is to set a tone that is different from our everyday lives. That will give your guests something to talk about and that can also help break the ice, so to speak.
2. The Preparation
Try to finish cleaning and setting your table the day before the party. It’s a shame if the hostess can’t interact with her guests, because she is too busy cooking in the kitchen. It’s better to prepare food that can be stored, such as marinated food and a stew, the day before and keep them in the refrigerator. It’s always an option to bring a hot stew in a big pot to the table and let guests help themselves. To get guests involved in that way can create relaxed mood for your home party. Anyhow, better to prepare in advance than feel sorry later for not being able to spend time with your guests. The most important step for a successful party is to prepare as much as you can the day before.
3. The Menu
What are guests hoping for at a party? Great food, of course. Thinking about the menu is the most challenging part, yet it’s also the most rewarding experience for you, as the chef in residence.
You could spread out large plates with all kinds of food before the first guests arrive, creating a sense of abundance. However, it would be better if you can serve hot food hot and cold food cold. So our recommendation is the course style menu.
Start off with an appetizer and then proceed to a soup. When you see empty bowls and plates, you can bring out the main course, meat with vegetables as a side dish. Then you can finish with dessert with coffee or tea. Check out the link below for recipe collections for parties that are easy to prepare but look and taste great.
Last but not least, the most important thing for a party at home is to enjoy the party along with your guests. If you try your best to welcome your guests, then little imperfections can become good memories to laugh about. Have a delicious party that also nourishes the hearts of your guests.