Our top 3 tips for hosting the perfect dinner party
We simply adore a dinner party here at Taskers of Accrington, and with our exquisite range of designer dining room furniture, you can ensure that your dinner party is the envy of all your friends and family. We stock a range of dining tables, and dining seats in eclectic contemporary and traditional styles. If you need a bit of extra space for guests, it’s worth having a look at our selection of extendable dining tables, and if you're just after a small kitchen table, or a variety of storage options to keep your dining room tidy, we have a range of possibilities to suit you.
So, how can you utilise all these gorgeous features to put on the perfect dinner party?
Pay particular attention to your choice of décor
Your choice of decoration plays a pivotal role in the success of your evening. This will be the first thing your guests will notice as soon as they enter your home (besides the delightful smell of your cooking of course!), so you’ll want to get this right in order to set the tone for the rest of the evening. If you’re going with an extravagant theme like The Great Gatsby, then you’ll want to plan your décor well in advance to ensure everything fits together nicely. If you need some inspiration, a few candles and fresh flowers can elevate the mood of a room with minimal fuss, and folded napkins inside wine glasses can bring an element of class to proceedings.
Be specific with your seating arrangements
If you’ve hosted a dinner party before, you’ll already know how much of a difference an efficient seating plan can make to the ease of your evening. A well thought-out seating plan can provide you with a range of practical benefits, including:
- As the host, sit yourself closest to the kitchen so you’ve got easy access to it.
- If you’ve got a couple attending, it’s best to sit them opposite each other so they can chat.
- Keep a close friend (or your partner) next to you so they can help you with any tasks.
- Seat your most extraverted guest in the centre of the table so they can mingle with everyone.
- Make sure you have plenty of room to accommodate your guests - investing in an extending dining table is a great solution and a can be folded away neatly when it’s not in use.
Keep your recipes simple and tasty
Of course, the food is the main event at any successful dinner party, and unless you’re a seasoned chef with ample experience in the kitchen, we’d say it’s best not to overcomplicate things. Simple recipes can still be delicious when they’re executed with real care, so there’s no need to over-exert yourself to try and impress!
Meals that can easily be created in big batches are a real asset for dinner parties. After all, you don’t want to spend all night in the kitchen preparing Michelin star dishes while all your guests are enjoying the party. Our advice: Spaghetti Bolognese, enchiladas, cottage pie and a classic roast are all great options for dinner parties as they can be made in great quantities with relative ease.
And of course, if you find that you require some new dining furniture to accommodate such an event, then you’re in exactly the right place.
Feel free to come by our newly refurbished showroom, which now includes themed displays, room sets showcasing lounge and dining furniture from a range of top brands like Tetrad and Calligaris. We’re also displaying an expanded bedroom furniture studio and brand new lighting and home accessories departments.
If you have any questions regarding anything you see online, or anything else we stock at Taskers of Accrington, rest assured we’re here to help. Feel free to get in touch by calling us on 01254236262, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our in-house team are always happy to help!