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					Dinner Party Tips

Dinner parties are great fun; whether we invite a couple of close friends
or fill the table with a whole bunch of people we enjoy spending time
with. The thing to remember is; you are one of the people that other
people enjoy spending time with. Meaning; you can't be in the kitchen all
evening when your guests want you to be you, and of course that means
sitting at the table, sipping wine and laughing at jokes! To do that you
have to plan your food and your evening efficiently.

Before I venture to the table and food, lets talk friends. You may have
lots of friends that aren't friends with each other, so make sure you
make a good match with personalities that compliment each other,
otherwise your kitchen won't be the only source of heat, for all the
wrong reasons!

Once you have a good match of mates, you can move on to the food and the
booze. I'm leaping ahead here, presuming you know what your friends like
to eat and drink! It's important to know, after all people have different
tastes. First and foremost know what your guests do and don't like to eat
and drink!


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Top Tips...

    be organized
    choose your menu in advance
    choose your drinks to compliment your atmosphere and menu
    borrow what you don't have ie punch bowl or souffle ramekins
    make a shopping list
    shop the day before
    pre-cook any food that can be precooked
    prepare well in advance
    set your table early in the day
    create an ambiance
    select music
    choose a theme

Be Organized...

Oh! the simplicity of such a famous phrase; it's true. Organization is
the most important word in the dinner party world.

    Designate a door opener. Leaving you to concentrate on the finishing
touches. If you don't have a little helper, nominate the first guest that
arrives.
    Designate a drink pourer. If this can't be arranged get a cooler for
the white wine, and pre open a few bottles of both white and red. Make up
some punch or sangria, adding plenty of ice and designate a drinks
section. Guests can top themselves up, leaving you free to mingle.
    The number of guests you invite is very important. You must choose a
menu you can cater for with ease. And remember; more is not always
merrier.
    Know what your guest like to eat.
    And drink.
    Time of guests arrival is very important. All guests must arrive on
time, especially if your first course demands it. Demand prompt arrival.
    Set your table hours in advance. Note who should sit where, use name
cards.
    Create an ambience. Are you opting for flowers, candles, twinkle
lights, music?
    Are you serving pre dinner drinks?
    And canapes?

				
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