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5 Tips to Host a Charming Party

Planning a party is all about entertaining, great food and wine! Hosting a charming party that gathers family and friends is exciting.  How about planning and hosting your own party in the comfort of your home.

You don’t need a professional planner; Here are 5 tips to host a charming party to help you plan a superb event.

Planning

The first thing to do is figure out what kind of party you want to host, the budget, the date, the invitations, the venue, the number of guests, food, wine and the decorations. If you don't want to get involved in planning a dinner party with great menus, you can plan a simple wine party serving just wine, cheeses, biscuits and fruits. No matter what party you want to host, remember to keep the rest as budget-friendly and stress-free as possible.

As for the number of guests, whether you want a small or large group, stick to your plan to ensure that you have the means to provide for the number of guests you want. As for invitation, you can send out formal invitation, call them or just send out invitation through private message. As for the food, make sure that you have the right food and drinks to serve, like appetizers, main course, dessert and drinks that fits your budget. And for the decoration, if you want to create an ambience with simple decor, make sure that it suits with the kind of party you want.

The Set Up

A large table is perfect for six guests, to give everyone enough room to move and a great space for party essentials. If you don't have a large dinner table, you can set up small tables or you can gather around a mini bar.

At-Home Party Set Up

For an at-home dinner party, here are essentials that you'll need.

  • Dinner table essentials like dinner plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives and table napkins.
  • Wine glasses or stemless wine glasses. One glass per person is enough. You can also decorate your wine glasses with some wine glass charms that will make your dinner party more vibrant. These wine charms will also serve as wine glass identifiers to avoid switching of wine glasses. Here are some lovely Simply Charmed Wine Charms that can be used for any festivities.
  • Center table decor like flowers or candles can add more life to the party.

The Food

Serve simple appetizers, main course and dessert and don't forget the cocktails! Be food wise; just serve enough food for the guests.

The Wine

The wine you choose will depend on the time of year. If you'll be having a summer party, light reds, Rose and white wines are perfect. For winter season, it's better to serve bold red wines. If you're not sure what to serve, friendly MR Google will have some tips as to what wine is perfect for your party. Once you have purchased the wine, have them chilled. For white wines, have them chilled for two to three hours before serving at 45 to 50 degrees F. Red wines, should not be served cold or directly from the fridge. Just take them out at least 1 hour before serving.

There are several ways to make a memorable party for your friends and family. The decorations, food, wine and entertainment are the key essentials that contribute to a festive party. If you're planning to host a party, start planning early so that you have all the details and essentials prepared.


 

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