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The last thing you want going around on social media is news of your dinner party going awry. When your disgruntled guests get the word out, people are never going to want to attend one of your events ever again! However, it doesn’t have to be that way. In this article, we are going to list those things that are guaranteed to ruin your next dinner party, so if you want to throw the perfect dinner party and not the worst social event of the year, ensure you take heed of what we have to say.
Don’t let your guests go hungry! Once their bellies start to grumble, their mouths are sure to follow. Ensure you start your preparation for the meal early in the day, and perhaps put the food in a slow cooker so it’s ready on time. And ensure you have plenty of nibbles to go around beforehand, so if your guests do get hungry, they will have something to fill their mouths before they start complaining!
Poor Drink Choices
That knocked over glass of wine may have been deliberate! Sure, you may be on a budget, but if you opt for something dirt cheap, your guests are not going to want to drink it. Instead, encourage your guests to bring a bottle themselves or order online from Wine on Sale, where you can get quality wine at discounted prices. Then remember to mix things up a little. Think about those guests who would prefer to drink something other than wine. An assortment of drinks wouldn’t go amiss, and neither would a few homemade cocktails to really tempt their palates. And remember those guests who are driving, or who are not partial to alcohol at all. Provide a variety of options, including these non-alcoholic party drinks that are sure to go down a storm with everybody.
If there’s one thing worse than upset guests, it’s upset stomachs! We Know you are unlikely to poison your guests intentionally, even if they do complain on occasion. However, if you fail to take into account food allergies, then your guests may actually require medical attention! Even if they don’t, your carpets may need some special attention if those upset stomachs explode! So, ensure you check with your guests before arrival about any food allergies, and then take note of this article, which is designed to help you prepare something that nobody will be allergic to!
Those awkward silences can last forever! When conversation dries up, it can get painfully embarrassing if you don’t have anything prepared to fill the quietness. And if your guests get bored as the evening progresses, you can guarantee the excuses will start – “We need to get home to relieve the childminder,” or ” I think I left the oven on” – rather than the honest response of “Your party is dullsville!” So, to reduce the chances of bored and fleeing guests, have some entertainment up your sleeve, perhaps with a special guest, such as a musician or a magician, or plan some dinner party games to heighten the fun factor.
By adhering to the above, your dinner party should be a success. And once word gets around in the neighborhood and on social media about how wonderful it was, your next party may well become the social event of the season! Just don’t forget to send me an invite!!