As you get older and your friends start coupling up and getting a bit boring, it’s time to stop the drinking out of plastic cups and just ordering a pizza, when you have your friends around now, you can probably afford to make a bit of an effort and throw a decent dinner party. It doesn’t mean you have to stop having fun, the conversation, good company, excellent food and maybe a few games will just be a different stage of your life and one you will find just as fun as slumming it like you used to. So, how do you throw an adult dinner party and still make sure you have the best time with your mates?
Splurge On The Wine
Go all out on the wine, okay not all out, but where you might typically buy some cheap rubbish from the supermarket to drink while you watch TV on a Friday night, make a bit of effort and find something beautiful and something that will complement the food. Check online for better deals than you will find elsewhere, https://www.nakedwinery.com/Shop is an excellent place to start, and you’ll even find wine packs on here too rather than trying to pick different bottles.
Make A Simple But Good Meal
Tell your guests not to bring anything, you need to have control over the food, and you can decide what you will have. You could go for a buffet style, help yourself, lots of choices kind of meal or if you have check if anyone has any allergies or things they don’t like you could stick to one cuisine and go for it. Think Italian and serve bruschetta to start or a platter of Italian meats or a mozzarella and tomato salad and garlic bread, then for mains you could do really lovely homemade pizzas or pasta and for dessert, just buy a tiramisu (or make one) or some gelato and then have some cheese and biscuits and coffee. Think simple, think what you know and what people love, so if you go for mexican, go for tortilla chips and dips, fajitas and nachos followed by Churros. Who’s not going to love that?
Invite Interesting People
What really makes a good dinner party? Good people, good company and good conversation. Invite people who you think will get on, people with interesting stories to tell and people who are up for a laugh. While it’s nice to invite the same old crew now and again, sometimes it’s also nice to mix it up a bit and invite people who don’t know each other. They have you in common, so they’ll be alright.
When Guests Arrive, Be Entertaining, Not Cooking
Because you’ve picked a simple menu, you should be able to prep everything beforehand, then when your guests arrived, you won’t have much to do and will be ready to greet your guests, make their drinks, and your place will smell amazing as they arrive.
Transition From Dinner to Party
Dinner lasts only half an hour realistically, so you could maybe play a game at the dinner table and have some chat, but why not leave the plates where they are and suggest a move to the living room to carry on the party?