Elegant Dinner Party – Want to start throwing elegant parties? The answer to elegant parties is the dinner party which can take place in many forms, the garden, the roof top etc.
A dinner party are usually more intimate if thrown at home. Usually guests arrive at 6pm (or 7pm) for ‘cocktails‘, which could simply mean any drink is served to them and they mingle with those who arrived. This pre-dinner time is to allow guests to extend warm greetings and play mini-catchup.
At 630 pm or when dinner is served, everyone proceeds to their seat and the host brings out the food.
Dinner parties are expected to last till bedtime, which could end around 10-11pm or even later.
As a host, you can either spend the day cooking or have the food catered. Depending on your space, a good number of guests should around 10-12 guests.
Bring out the candles, soft music, wine and champagne for a lovely time. You may also host this at a restaurant though one hosted at home is better…
See Art of the Table for some tips.
What To Wear To An Elegant Dinner Party
If you have received a formal invitation, you should dress formally if there is no dress code.
If the invitation is by word, you can call your host and get some clues. You can usually get some clues from the type of cuisine.
To be safe, always dress smart casually.
Dinner Party Ideas
Dinner parties are excellent choices for an elegant birthday party or an elegant garden party.