Are you thinking of hosting a themed dinner party but don’t know where to start? It can be incredibly difficult to settle on a theme with the number of ideas out there. Especially if it’s your first time hosting it and entertaining guests. So how do you find the perfect dinner party theme? To ensure that you’re on the right path, here are four easy steps you can follow:
Discover The Options
The first thing that you should do is look at the variety of options available. The one that you settle on will depend on several factors mentioned below – including your budget and your/your guests’ preferences. The most popular types are: Mexican themed. Indian themed. Italian themed. A Murder mystery theme. Film themed. Japanese themed.
Think About Your Guest’s Tastes
Following on from the above, the next step is to consider your guest’s tastes. Will they like a certain theme? Will they be enthusiastic to dress up if there is a dress code? Will they enjoy the food? These are all things that you should think about when settling on a final theme. A theme can be as extravagant or as simple as you want it to be. Some people might go all out and design dinner party invitations, custom menus for the night for the guests to keep, purchase gifts for each guest etc. Whereas others might simply have a theme that’s more budget-friendly.
Look at Various Recipes
When you’ve thought more about your theme it’s time to consider the type of menu that you’ll create based on it. For example, if you’ve opted for an Italian theme, then you’ll want to look at various options including the likes of spaghetti and meatballs and bruschetta. However, if Indian cuisine is on the cards, then a jeera rice (recipe), tikka masala, etc. are more appropriate.
Consider Your Budget
Once you know your theme it’s time to think about how much you’re going to spend on your dinner party. Not only will you have to keep in mind how much the ingredients for the meal will cost, but if you’re going to spend out on any decorations and any themed entertainment for the evening. Of course, the dinner party doesn’t have to cost you the world – you can have an unforgettable evening without spending tons of money. But you want an evening that both you and your guests enjoy – therefore creating a list of the ‘wants’ and ‘must-haves’ is a good idea at the start of the process.
So, there you go! Those are the 4 easy steps that you can take to choose your dinner party theme. The theme that you settle on, of course, is up to you. But whatever you choose, it’s guaranteed to be a evening that all your guests remember forever. If it’s truly a success, you can also mix it up and plan other themed dinner parties or extend it into a full event – with the delicious food being an add on!
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