If you are somebody that enjoys entertaining, it is likely that you considered the possibility of throwing a dinner party in the past. These can range from very simplistic parties where you will have an intimate gathering of family and friends to more extravagant gatherings that will require quite a bit of work on your part. Of course, all of us like to be well fed during such a party but there are many things that also go into the evening event that take place behind the scenes. Here's how to make sure that you throw the perfect dinner party that your guests are going to love.
One important part of the party that should not be overlooked is the setting of the table. This can be done in any number of different ways and you might be surprised with the diversity of what you can do, even if you have one particular style that you use. It may be to your benefit to look for some Juliska dinnerware or perhaps some Jan Barboglio designs that will help you to feel comfortable with what you're doing. One thing is certain, having the table set properly is going to help everybody enjoy the meal all that much more. Here are some specifics of what you can do.
The first thing which needs to be considered when setting the table is the centerpiece. The reason why that is the case, is because it is going to set the mood for the entire table. There are some centerpieces that can be purchased in your local area but you may also want to consider designing one as well. Just make sure that it is large enough to really set off a dinner table without being so large that it keeps people from seeing each other because it is blocking the view.
Most people are aware of the fact that forks go on the left and knives and spoons go on the right. One easy way for you to remember this if you always need to look it up in advance is the fact that four and left both have four letters. Incidentally, knife, spoon and right all have five letters. If you are going to be setting out multiple kinds or forks, have the larger forks closer to the plate and then the smaller forks trailing according to size away from the plate.
Now that the table is ready, make sure that you give it a dry run in advance of throwing the party. You may also want to set it up during the day so that it will be ready before anyone arrives. You can then concentrate on the food and the other aspects of the evening that are going to help to make it special. Look for the perfect wine complement in advance and the mood is going to be right for the theme of the party. The more thought that you put into a party in advance, the more people are going to enjoy what it offers to them. It is something they will talk about for many years to come.
The author of this article entertains guests regularly and uses her Juliska dinnerware whenever she can.