4 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Dinner Party

The Woodlands - Tuesday, May 03, 2016

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Dinner Parties...

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!

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