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Hosting Elegant Dinner Party

Impress Your Guests With These Tips for Hosting an Elegant Dinner Party This Season

October 28, 2023 at 7:00 AM PST

Believe it or not, the holiday season is quickly approaching, so you’ll likely be hosting a dinner party. Whether you’re an experienced host or new to the hosting game, curating an elegant dinner party can be an exciting yet overwhelming experience. Hosting a dinner party is the perfect way to get your favorite people together from the comfort of your home. There’s nothing like celebrating the season while indulging in good food, great conversation, and creating new memories.

friends enjoying an elegant dinner party
Photo Credit: Julia Larson

With intentional planning, attention to detail, and creativity, you can host a classy and memorable event that will have people talking for months.

Here’s how you can host an elegant dinner party this season.

Choose a theme or color palette.

When planning an elegant dinner party, choose a theme or color palette reflecting the festive season. Rich reds, deep greens, and gold accents are great options. These colors can be incorporated into your invitations, table settings, and decorations.

Plan the menu.

Consider a mix of classic and unique dishes that cater to the tastes of your guests. Ask your guests beforehand about any dietary restrictions or food preferences. With that information, create an elegant dinner party menu consisting of hot and cold appetizers, a main course, and a decadent dessert. Take your menu to the next level by crafting a specialty cocktail for the evening and wine pairings.

elegant dinner party table setting
Photo Credit: Tim Douglas

Set the table.

Invest in high-quality tableware, napkins, and glassware that match your chosen theme. Add a beautiful centerpiece, such as a floral arrangement or a festive holiday decoration, to elevate the table setting. Create a cozy and inviting vibe with soft and warm lighting.

Provide entertainment.

What’s a dinner party without music? Set the vibe with a live band or DJ. If you want to tap into your inner DJ, curate a playlist of your favorite tunes.

guests dancing at dinner party
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Add the finishing touches.

The little details make a big difference in the overall experience for your guests. Consider offering them a small party favor, such as a personalized ornament or a mini dessert, as a token of appreciation for their attendance.

Be a bomb host.

Earn the title of “hostess with the mostest” by working the room, speaking to all your guests, introducing your guests to each other, and ensuring everyone has a drink.



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