Stress-Free Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party

Apr 24th 2020

Sharing delicious food and drinks with friends may sound like a lot of hard work; but, hosting a dinner party doesn’t have to be impossibly difficult or stressful. From finding the recipes and shopping to meal prep and presentation, here are 4 tips for making your event memorable and hassle-free:

Make the Guest List

It's important to know who’s coming to the dinner party. Invite the closest, most-loved friends, and the evening will be so much fun, no matter how the actual dinner turns out. As for when to invite guests, it’s a good idea to do it a little under a month ahead. Two weeks in advance is enough time for invitees to clear their schedules, but not too much time that they’ll forget about your party. Don't forget to ask about any dietary restrictions while sending the invitation!

Prepare Food in Advance

Try to prepare as much of the meal ahead of time. For example, sauces and salad dressings can be made the day before, while vegetables can be chopped and prepared ahead of time. Prep the meal carefully to minimize the workload before the party begins

For appetizers and snacks, it's better to choose a simple meal that is easy to assemble and can be served cold or at room temperature to avoid extra oven time. For example, serve a plate of Danisa Butter Cookies as snacks! The irresistibly buttery and delicious taste comes from high-quality butter and other fine ingredients baked to crisp and rich perfection. Aside from that, Danisa has several variants to choose from: Danisa Traditional Butter Cookies, Choco Cashew Butter Cookies, or Currant Crunch Butter Cookies. Buttery and flavorful, Danisa Butter Cookies are absolutely delicious snacks for a dinner party.

Set the Mood Right

Make the guests feel more comfortable by creating a great ambiance at the house. Put some fresh flowers in a vase, place a few lit candles on the table or even dim the lights for a more intimate feeling. Play some music and unwind with great company. The evening will soon be flowing with jokes, amazing stories and laughter.

Don’t Forget to Have Fun!

If the pasta is overcooked or the chicken is a little too dry, take it in stride and be the first to laugh at the situation. Relax, everything's going to be OK, the dinner party is more about gathering loved ones and having a good time with them. So, don't forget to have fun!

With those easy steps, prepare to be amazed by how the dinner party magically comes together. Just keep it casual, simple, and fun. Because after all, a dinner party isn’t really about the food. Fancy menu or fun finger foods, your party is an opportunity to be with the loved ones who aren't there to judge the cooking abilities or event planning skills.