With winter well and truly here, there’s never been a better time to while away a weekend, cooking up a storm and inviting your family friends over for a special dinner. With delicious food and drinks, good conversations, maybe even a board game or two, we think hosting a dinner party is the best way to show off your new Beenyup home and spend a cosy Saturday night in.  

Read on to discover all our tips, tricks, and inspiration for hosting the ultimate winter soirée.

Plan The Menu

Organising and planning ahead is the sure-fire way to ensure that your night runs smoothly. When it comes to orchestrating the menu, we suggest cooking dishes that you already know and love or opting for recipes that seem fancy but aren’t too difficult to cook. This collection of winter warmer recipes is a great place to start if you’re stuck for inspiration.

Serve The Perfect Drinks 

Providing your guests with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is a fantastic way to ensure that everyone  has their favourite beverage to hand. This mocktail is a good option. Don’t forget that you can’t go wrong with a selection of classic wines and beer combos, but we also recommend mixing things up and trying out some of these great mulled wine and spiced beer recipes.

Get decorative

Don’t forget to decorate because a couple of well-chosen table accessories make all the difference. We suggest beautifying your table with fresh or dried flowers to really make it pop. If you really want to set the scene, light a few scented candles, and string up some fairy lights along the wall or ceiling – it’s a great way of controlling the ambience. Another great idea is letting your drinks and cheese board table form part of the main attraction – and just giving everybody the chance to dig in and choose their own favourites from what’s on offer. 

Preparation is Everything

You’re probably going to be at your busiest just before your guests arrive. To save yourself time and stress running around trying to lay the table at this stage, while keeping an eye on what’s happening with the food, we recommend laying the table immediately after you do your decorating and just before your start your cooking!

Set the music

The right soundtrack can have such a big impact on the atmosphere of your party so it’s important to curate the perfect playlist. Aim for something that is easy to listen to that will suit the mood. This Spotify “Dinner With Friends” playlist is a groovy one!

If you see yourself styling your new home with some of these tips and tricks, then join our growing Beenyup community by contacting Debra or Lee today.

Debra Hanlon

PHONE: 0414 940 724

EMAIL: deb@parcelproperty.com.au

Lee Johnstone

PHONE: 0403 060 129

EMAIL: ljohnstone@parcelproperty.com.au