Want to host a dinner party at your apartment, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered! When planning a dinner party, it is important to take a few certain things into consideration. If you make the mistake of not considering them, you run the risk of a more stressful, and possibly more costly, event.
Here are the top 4 mistakes to avoid when planning a dinner party at your home:
- Neglecting to ask about allergies. Wouldn’t it be a downer if you made a pasta dish with Alfredo sauce, only to find out one of your guests has a dairy allergy? Once you have your group set, ask if anyone has any food allergies you need to be aware of.
- Buying all the alcohol. More likely than not, if you want to please everyone, you’ll need a few different options. This could end up costing you at least $100, possibly more depending on your group size. It’s better for everyone if you just make it BYOB, allowing everyone to choose to bring what they want.
- Failing to start planning early. It’s probably not your best bet to schedule your dinner party for a week from the day you decided you wanted to have one. Planning ahead will give you time to finalize everything, with time to spare in case an issue comes up.
- Making the menu too complicated. There’s absolutely no need for a complex menu. Simple dishes like these will be more than enough, and they hardly take any time to prepare! Additionally, consider going easy on the appetizers – you’ll save money AND keep your guests from getting too full before the main meal.
Avoid these 4 mistakes, and you’re on your way to hosting a successful dinner party!