Hosting a dinner party should not be overly stressful. Break out your fancy dishes, and get ready to show your sophisticated side. With these tips, planning the perfect dinner party, just got a whole lot easier.
1) Hire an established notable caterer to do the heavy lifting. You plan the perfect guest list, and let our team of experts plan an inspirational menu, the perfect tablescape, and polished service. We know how to make your guests happy and make you a whole lot less harried at your dinner party, from hello to good-bye.
2) Let the bar beckon. For a smooth entry, give arriving guests a destination. A bar cart done up with cocktail essentials plus flowers is a friendly oasis.
3) Make a scene. For ooh la la factor, plan a dramatic tablescape. Here we used a rich velvet tablecloth, black matte dishes, and silver beaded charger (all from Pedersens Event Rentals). Our accent colours were white and yellow. Note: flowers and centerpieces should be tall enough to talk under or short enough to talk over.
4) Try Family Style Service
Our family style service changes the dynamics of an event. Family-style platters – are interactive, rustic and let guests take as much or as little as they want. With large portions of beautifully plated menu options going around the table, your guests will start to feel less like strangers, and more like friends.
5) Move to the Living Room for Dessert. Relocating for sweets and coffee lets guests stretch their legs and switch up conversation partners. You can abandon the mess while our team makes it all disappear.