Tips For A Great Formal Dinner Partyby Mary Grayson Interior Designer
Many of us are accustomed to having people over at our home and we may entertain friends and family members on an almost regular basis. If you are talking about getting ready for a formal dinner party, however, you are talking about a completely different animal. There are many things that need to be considered when you are getting ready for a formal party so that you, as the host, will look your best. Here are some tips that can help you to get started and to pull off the best formal party that you can possibly have.
One of the most important things for you to consider is the planning process. You never want to let anything wait until the last minute because that is when disaster typically strikes. Having things prepared in advance and planned out to the letter is also going to give you the opportunity to enjoy the party as well. If you try to throw things together at the last minute, it is likely that you are going to be stressed out and are going to forget something which will impact the event.
Have you considered the invitations that you are going to give for the party? This is something that should also be given careful consideration far in advance of the event actually occurring. Some people are going to take extra time to RSVP and you would want to have the invitation in their hand far enough in advance so that they will be able to make a decision and get around to letting you know about that decision. If you are having a party which would require some people to travel or to make arrangements so that they can attend, it is also a kind thing for you to send out those invitations far in advance.
The dinner table is typically going to be one of the most important parts of the overall event. You should set the table several times in advance to make sure that everything is in order and it is a good idea for you to set it a day ahead of time so that you're not doing it at the last minute. Make sure that you are using some type of theme for the dinner table, perhaps including some Dozorme knives which will help to accentuate the look. You should also make sure that you have the food prepared in advance as much as possible, as that is something that should not be left to the last minute.
Finally, ensure that your entire home is carrying the theme of the party from one room to another. You can use pillows from Dransfield and Ross or perhaps smaller items which will help to carry that theme. You should understand, the theme of the party is not necessarily something that everybody is going to recognize but it will help to make the evening more enjoyable for almost everyone that attends. It is also important to understand that those who do recognize the efforts that you put into the theme of the event are going to truly appreciate those efforts.
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