Planning The Perfect Dinner Party

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Need some help in planning the Perfect Dinner Party? Let us help you. Here’s our guide and enjoy!
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Choose a Theme

One of the first things to do when planning a dinner party is to choose a theme. Make sure its fun and appropriate and that it’s creative enough for everyone to enjoy it.
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Extend Invitations

There are 100’s upon 100’s of invitations for you to choose rom when extending your invites. Make sure that it fits you theme. Also, you can always do e-vites if you prefer.
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Plan a Menu

When you are planning your dinner party, getting a menu together is key. Keep it simple. Make sure its something you can make ahead. Also, consider your guests dietary needs. Are they diabetic? Are they vegan? Do they have any allergies?
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Playlist

With your theme, your playlist for the night sets the tone for your party. You don’t want abrupt transitions. Remembers, according to Real Simple, “Your playlist should enhance your meal.”
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Take Inventory of Dishes and Cookware

Map out what dishes you want to serve your meals on and the cookware you will use. Also launder and clean any linens, dishes and silverware you will use.
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Make a Detailed Shopping List

Make sure you figure out where to put each ingredient and beverages before you purchase it. It’ll make your shopping so much eacher. From Real Simple, “When getting wine, calculate 3 bottles for every four guests”. Place orders with liquor store, butcher and baker in plenty of time.
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Make a Seating Chart

Arrange all of your furniture as you’ll want it for the party. Designate coffee tables for coffee, desserts and appetizers. Make sure lighting is approprirate. Also when arranging seating, mix together people who aren’t familiar with one another.
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Decorate/Set the Stage

Three days before the party starts, start laying out your decorations. Do everything but the flowers.
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Designate a Place For Coats

In your front closer, make a large space and fill it with hangers. If there’s not enough room, designate a bedroom. (cleared of all valuables and tidy).
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Go Food Shopping

Three days prior, shop for your food. this is the time to pick up any and everything your need prior to your dinner.
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Set The Table

The day before your dinner, set your table. Make sure you have all of your silverware, plates and glasses in perfect order.
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Cook as Much as Possible The Day Before

The day before, prep and cook as much of your dinner as you can. You want to be able to enjoy the party with your guests.
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Clean

Make sure the day before your guests arrive that your house is clean. Mop, dust, sweep. Don’t leave anything out of place.
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Ambiance is Key

Light Candles, Put Music On. Set the tone for your night.
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Get Dressed and Serve

Finally, your final step is here. Get dressed, put out your appetiziers and serve. Enjoy your guests.
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