Dinner parties can be especially fun among friends and family. However, large dinner parties involve quite a bit of preparation and thought. Will there be enough dishes for vegan or vegetarian guests? Is the entertainment family friendly? Are the beverages both delicious and diet friendly? With all of the concerns regarding large dinner parties, one can’t go wrong with considering all of the following party preparations.
Having Diet-Friendly Foods and Beverages
For those who are watching their health and weight, it can be extremely hard to avoid the sinfully delicious entrees and appetizers offered at dinner parties. It is important to make alcoholic drinks with low carb alcoholic mixers if possible, while offering appetizers and meal options that are rich in veggies and proteins while being low in carbohydrates, sugars, fats, and sodium. This allows guests to avoid hunger pains while enjoying a wonderful party; completely and utterly guilt free!
Preparing Vegan and Culturally Friendly Appetizers
As more and more people practice environmentally friendly living and farming techniques, there has been an enormous surge in the amount of vegetarians and vegans since 2005. This means every dinner party should have at least two vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes available. Choosing popular dishes ensures that guests will readily eat the prepared meals. In addition, some people do not eat beef or pork products; so while they might not be vegetarians, they could turn to the vegan meals as well.
Organizing Uplifting Entertainment
Entertainment is one of the hardest parts of a dinner party to plan. Most parties plan for music, which may or may not be enough. There is nothing worse than a boring dinner party, making it advisable to offer other forms of entertainment such as games. Large group games such as Bingo, Charades, and Pictionary make wonderful options. If the party is quite informal and no children are involved, there are a wider variety of games available. Each guest should feel welcome, included, and overjoyed to attend the party. Once the party is scheduled to end, select guests could stay for an after party involving dance music and more cocktails!
While preparing for a large party might be tedious and exhausting, the host might feel absolutely horrible if the dinner party is not up to par for guests with special requests or needs. Keeping all guests in mind is important, otherwise they might not enjoy the party at all.