Hostess with the Mostess
Whether you are cooking for a small number of people or a large group, inspiration and different ideas are always needed to change things up a bit from your normal routine. I have added some of my dinner party must-haves and inspirational photos found on Pinterest and my favorite blogs.
Dinner party must-haves:
Know your crowd, the amount of food needed and any allergies that you should watch out for
Table cloth/place setting
However you want to decorate your table, make it stand out
Signature drinks/flavored water
Set up your wine in decanters, drinks in a cute glass, and water with your favorite added flavor (I personally love cucumber and recently basil)
Always a beautiful touch
Help arrange the seating placement and a nice personal touch to the table
Choosing a theme
Perhaps you want this evening to be casual, no theme needed. Just your personal touches and spin on a fun night in with family and/or friends. A theme can always spice things up a bit (example: Movie night, wine and cheese night, A night in Italy, etc.) … have fun with it, you are of course the hostess with the mostess.
Dinner party inspiration:
What did I miss?