Upgrade Your Dinner Party

February 1, 2018

It is always such a great feeling spending time with friends and family and what better way to spend time than hosting a dinner party. Not only do you save money by not eating out, but it makes for a far more intimate and memorable experience. Here are some ways to make your dinner party stand out!

Set a gorgeous table

Since your dining room table is at the centre of the event it needs to look the part! There are many ways to do this but some simple ideas include making fresh flower arrangements, lighting some candles or adding some fairy lights. For more inspiration check out:


Keep the food simple

When hosting a dinner party the last thing you want to be doing is stressing about the food. Therefore, choose a recipe you have made before and keep it simple! Not only will it make your guests uncomfortable if you are stressed, but you won’t be able to enjoy the evening yourself. For some simple recipe ideas check out:


Create ambiance

Every dinner party needs some music to set the tone. Opt for nice calming background music preferably with little lyrics. Try the classics such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett or Andrea Bocelli. Alternatively, you can always search for a playlist on Spotify or Apple Music and just type in “lounge” or “dinner party”.

Play a Game

Worried about how your guests will mingle? Make things easier and break the ice by having a few games on the table while you are putting the finishing touches on dinner or while you are cleaning up after dinner! Some great games include Table Topics, Cards Against Humanity or Catch Phrase to name a few.

I hope that you enjoyed these suggestions and find them useful for the next time you host a dinner party. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@linleyparkestates.com