- Hosting a dinner party can be a stress filled endeavour, but not if you approach it with some planning and savvy shopping
- Whether your boss is coming around for dinner or its a family event with friends everyone wants to put their best foot forward
- These tips are sure to give you some valuable tips, helping you dazzle your guests every time
If you've ever hosted a dinner party, you'll know that the catering for the occasion is one of the most important aspects of the night. Whether you are hosting a small and intimate event or going all out, the food and drinks should always be carefully considered. If this part of the night is overlooked, the event can easily fall flat.
Luckily, there are many tips and tricks to ensure that the catering of your next dinner party is a major success and remembered for years to come.
Planning your next dinner party? Follow these easy tips for s hassle-free night:
Plan your menu
The last thing you want to do is to wait until the last minute to decide what you want to prepare. Once you have your guest list confirmed, start thinking about the food and drinks you want to serve.
If you are expecting a bigger group, make sure you have enough items on the menu for everyone. It's also a good idea to ask your guests if they have any specific dietary requirements before you plan.
Once you have your dishes planned, start looking for ingredients. Looking for affordable options? Browse online for inspiration! Stores such as Game and Spar often have incredible deals they only promote on the internet. Simply search for 'Game promotions' or 'Spar specials' to see their latest offerings.
Pre-prep in time!
Don't make your guests wait. Plan your evening and decide before the time when you will serve each dish. If you have a lot of cooking to do, start early. You want to be 100% ready when your guests arrive.
Decide on the serving of your dishes and drinks
Another important aspect to keep in mind for your dinner party is the serving of the dishes and drinks. If you do not have enough plates, glasses or cutlery, buy this a few days before the event. If you want to save a little on this, browse for specials online.
Latestspecials.co.za is an amazing platform that offers the latest catalogues from a range of popular retailers. Simply go to latestspecials.co.za and search for your favourite store's promotions, for example, 'Makro specials' or 'Game stores specials'. This can save you a lot of time and money!
Prepare for leftovers
Often when hosting a dinner party, you're left with some extra food and drinks. It's a great idea to stock up on a couple of takeaway holders to store leftovers. You can also offer your guests to take some of the food items home, especially if you serve sweet treats! Keep an eye on Makro R100 deals for incredible deals on Tupperware and other takeaway holders.
A dinner party should be a memorable and relaxed event. Make sure you are well-prepared and that you always keep your guest list and guests' preferences in mind. Hosting your own event shouldn't be a stressful event, so keep these tips in mind for your next one. Happy cooking!
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