Dinner party planning, especially if it's your first time, can be a daunting prospect for quite a lot of people. It's possible to become overwhelmed by all the various options and choices that bombard your mind. Relax, don't worry, here at 'Dinner Party Genie' you will be able to find all you need to know so that you can stay in control of everything at every stage along the way.
As we lay out the options before you on this and other pages simply click on the links around the site that interest you and build the dinner party occasion that you desire. You may be looking for just a few ideas or a whole lot of information, either way, you are in the right place. OK lets go!
In my opinion, one of the most important dinner party planning tips is to first of all take some time out to prepare and enjoy yourself and just relax.
Then take your time in planning. Don't rush into it. Also, be prepared to be flexible with your planning.
This way you are far more likely to have a really enjoyable time being organised and not stressed out by everything. You can do it! Just relax and take your time.
It's easy planning for a dinner party. It's as easy as ABC once you have it clear in your mind the kind of dinner party you want and who you would like to invite along.
By taking a little time now to plan and read through all the options, you will find it easy to envisage your perfect dinner party by simply selecting the ideas you need and disregarding the rest.
In fact you may even find that the planning stage can be almost as exciting as the dinner party itself.
Its always best to try and keep things as simple and as uncomplicated as possible.
Set out below you will find links to the basic ideas that you need to consider and make decisions about before you start.
Who to invite: This is the first thing you might think about, but it can be one of the trickiest. Inviting the right mix of people to your dinner party can require some real thought and consideration beforehand in order to ensure a good time is had by all.
When is a good time to hold your dinner party? Concentrating on your guests needs and having some understanding of their life styles is a must if you want to ensure they would be available to accept your invitation. This can help minimise having to rearrange dates, times etc. in order to try to accommodate everyone. Here you will find some ideas and a few things to consider before you decide 'when is the best time'. It's common sense really, but there may be a couple of ideas you haven't previously thought about!
Where to hold your dinner party: There are various options when it comes to the best venue for you and your guests. When dinner party planning, your dining room is the first place that most people automatically think of using. In the end this may well be your best choice, but it depends on a number of factors that you may or may not have looked at. Considering an alternative choice may suit you and your guests much better.
Guests arrival and departure: Your guests have just arrived and you're excited! This is an important time for you to set the tone for the whole evening. So running through a few ideas now will help you to picture clearly how you would like things to start and finish. After all - All good things must come to an end!
Invitations: How you go about inviting your dinner party guests can vary greatly, depending on the type of function you are thinking of. For a formal occasion, you will need to get it just right and stick to some rigid rules in order to carry it off with confidence and style. For the informal or casual get together you can be much more creative with your dinner party planning and have some real fun with your invitations!