Treat Your Guests At Your Next Dinner PartyWednesday, February 08, 2017
One of the most enjoyable pleasures in life is throwing a good dinner party. A comforting, delicious home-cooked meal in the oven, the scent of amazing food wafting through the air as your guests laugh and socialise together over a glass of wine. It’s a relaxing mood that entertains us with some basic human desires: good food, fun and socialising. If you enjoy throwing a nice dinner party here and then, consider upgrading your home with a couple of these home improvements that are both simple and luxurious. It will upgrade your guest's enjoyment and they’ll have an even better experience when they visit you for a dinner party.
Replacing Dining Furniture
Depending on the type of mood you want to set while you gather around to eat, your home could do with a dining furniture upgrade. Take a look at this bistro bar furniture set for example. It’s simple, stylish, and looks fantastic in almost any scenario. It’s a definite replacement to typical wooden dinner tables with a cloth over them, and the modern clean look will suit any equally modern kitchen or home. Chairs should be relaxing and comfortable, not mismatched and lined with a cushion, and the lights overhead should be bright enough to highlight the food on the table, but diffuse gently to illuminate the faces of your guests without blazing light into their eyes.
Consider Eating Outside
During the summer, there’s nothing better than throwing a backyard barbeque with your friends and family. Sizzling meats grilling over charcoal, sun blazing down from above with a gentle breeze blowing, and the smell of summer plants filling the air and mixing with the smokiness of grilled meat. If that brief description was enough to entice you, then consider investing in some new decking, some outdoor furniture and even perhaps an outdoor cooking range.
Don’t Forget Entertainment
Regular dinner parties can get boring because there are times when there’s not much to talk about. Don’t forget that you can always incorporate a game of Trivial Pursuit or another adult-targeted game before or after your meal. This can help to spark conversations and have a bit of fun before the night ends or the meal begins.
A Selection of Wines
Not everyone has crazy amounts of space in their house for a wine cellar, but having a selection of different wines to accommodate everyone’s taste is a good way to turn heads when you throw a dinner party. It’s common knowledge that wine pairings are important for different types of food. For example, Pinot Noir is good with things like mushrooms and other earthy flavours, and Champagne is perfect with salty snacks because it’s so refreshing.
A Fancy Tea Set
The best way to start and end a dinner party is with a relaxing cup of tea or coffee to both stir the appetite and end the night. Tea should be brewed with a specialist set of cups and pots, and it should be enjoyed while sitting together around a television or fireplace on comfortable sofas and couches. Accompany it with your dessert of choice or some tea biscuits and cakes, and you have a wonderful way to end a thrilling dinner party night.