Want to put on a dinner party to remember? Below are a few fun ways to entertain and impress your guests next time you decide to host a special meal.
Experiment with unique and luxury ingredients
You could make your dinner party memorable by exposing your guests to new ingredients and flavors. This could also be a chance for you to challenge yourself in the kitchen with new recipes.
What are a few unique and luxury ingredients that you can try? When it comes to meats, you could try unique options like venison and pheasant. When it comes to vegetables, you could try options like celeriac and sunchoke. Saffron and truffles could make some great luxury savory seasonings. When it comes to sweet meals, edible gold flakes are great for use on cakes, while champagne jelly could also be a fun touch with some fruit. It all depends on how special the event is.
Consider the presentation
Spectacular food presentation will also make your night memorable. Make each course a feast on the eyes.
If you’re plating up food for guests, consider unique ways of presenting the food on the plate – try drizzling sauces in patterns or using dashes of greenery. You could even try buying some unique plates for the occasion. If it’s a buffet meal, think about how you can present food in sharing dishes. You could similarly consider buying some special dishes for the occasion or you could simply find unique ways to garnish your food.
Try some tablescaping
It’s worth also considering the layout of the table. An impressive tablescape can also help to make the night more memorable.
Light some candles, bring out your best glasses and consider other fun touches such as unique bottle holders or napkin origami. If it’s a themed night, you may be able to find ways of matching the theme. This post delves into a few great tablescaping ideas that could be worth imitating.
Play some dinner party games
You could also spice up the night with some dinner party games. This could be at the end of the night or between courses.
This post lists some unique and exciting dinner games that you could try playing with your guests. There could be ways of incorporating food or drinks into games.
Make sure you’re present as a host
Your guests aren’t just there for the food and the experience – more than anything else, they’re there to spend time with you. Make sure that you’re not stuck in the kitchen the whole night, while your guests are in another room.
Prepare as much as you can in advance before your guests arrive – this will prevent you from having to spend as much time in the kitchen while your guests are there. Alternatively, you could consider inviting guests to cook with you. You could even get guests to bring their own dishes so that you have less to worry about. Just because you’re hosting it doesn’t mean that you have to do all the work.