5 Tips for Throwing a Dinner Party in a Small Apartment
So you decided to throw a smashing dinner party. The only problem is, you believe you can’t because there isn’t enough room. You’ve been fed by this belief served by media that dinner parties should be organized in large, stylishly accessorized apartments filled with minimalistic furniture and expensive art. But the truth is that media can be quite deceptive, or rather it can be misinterpreted easily. Forget about commercials or fashion TV shows, create your own idea of a perfect dinner party. Here are five tips on how to become the host of a perfect dinner party in your “small” apartment.
Get expert’s opinion
The first step is to find an expert on the topic and get as much information as possible on what a dinner party should look. If needed, take notes and create checkboxes. That should help you organize and prepare everything accordingly and promptly. Depending on your list of guests, you might find some expert’s concept of a dinner party more appealing than that of others. You can also inquire about a personal chef service and find out what advice they may offer. The companies that offer these services will likely know a lot more about throwing a great dinner party than an average person. The point is that you should aim for professionals in the business when researching on the topic of dinner parties and catering. This way, you can’t go wrong.
Adapt new found knowledge to create your own idea
Now that you have a pretty solid idea of what a perfect dinner party should look like, it’s time to use it and adapt it to your concept. It’s understandable to disregard some rules of creating a perfect dinner party. It would be virtually impossible to organize certain things that they suggest due to the fact that you’re limited on space. Try to understand the core of the idea and get the basic ingredients right. There are a couple of things that are important for throwing a successful dinner party. The music should be adequate and fit the situation and your preferred company that evening. Beverages as well as other “social lubricants” should be served according to the timetable of events that you have planned for that evening. A charismatic, surprisingly mannered and entertaining host – that’s you!
After setting the rules on how many chairs there will be and how many dishes will your menu have, it’s time to organize it in such manner that you fit everything just right. This might require a bit more time and energy than expected, but you’ll manage.
Guest mood matters
It’s crucial that you pay attention to the mood of your guests. You should be the star of the evening and a showman at the same time. But it’s not as hard as it sounds. The important thing is to check on each guest and show everyone a good time. Add a couple of good jokes or anecdotes here or there, and you’ve already filled their evening with something to remember it by.
Always have a plan B
Organizing a dinner party can be challenging at times. Especially when you don’t have enough room in your apartment or at least not as much as you’d want. But still, no matter how exhausted you become organizing it, you can’t forget to add a plan B or C. Sometimes no matter how well we plan something, unexpected things happen and ruin everything. This is why you’ll need a couple of game-changing elements. If things go wrong and something happens to ruin the mood at your party, it’s important to deal with it as soon as possible. Find something to change the topic and turn what would grow to be an unpleasant situation to an ideal dinner setting.
Timing is everything
Before you can even dream about organizing a dinner party, you need to understand that timing is everything. You can never be too fast to judge on when someone needs a refill or something else to refresh with. You’ll need to be omnipresent, occupying the space as an entity that knows each guests desires and requests before they even speak them out. So plan ahead, organize food and beverage serving and time them accordingly to get the best mood possible from your guests.
A dinner party in a smaller apartment doesn’t seem like a distant thought now that you’ve found a couple of useful tips and tricks. The thing is that you can always find useful information that will help you complete whichever task you have for today. The only thing you need to know is where to look.