Entertaining family and friends during special occasions is the perfect opportunity to create great memories, promote laughter, and to just have a good ole’ time. Hosting an amazing dinner with delectable food and fabulous drinks is the ideal excuse to get everyone together especially if you haven’t seen them in a while. Aside from the food and the anecdotes, enjoying each other’s company will be the key to making the event successful. The next time you host an event consider the following:
Appropriate Amount of Guests:
Keep in mind the number of people that you are able to host. It’s imperative that you don’t try to organize a dinner that is too large for your space or that will compromise the comfort of your guests. If you have a large family, twelve is great number since you are used to larger quantities. If you are not seasoned host and are not used to preparing large dinners, eight tends to be a manageable number.
Serving Dishes and Cooking Pots:
While you plan for your big night, remember that it’s not only about the food that you are cooking but also about your utensils and the serving dishes you will need to prepare your amazing menu. It’s not necessary to go out and buy all new china; mixing and matching will do the trick and at the same time adds warmth to the table setting.
Properly Estimate Cooking Times:
One of the most common mistakes that people make when entertaining for a large number of guests is that they underestimate the amount of time that it will take for the dishes to be completed. You may want to experiment incorporating oven baked dishes. They are extremely advantageous because they allow you to prepare other stovetop dishes simultaneously.
Setting the Table in Advance:
The amount of stress associated with this task will be significantly reduced if you plan ahead and set the table the night before