2 years, 7 months ago  |  Lifestyle

The Perfect Soiree

Lauren Golt

The spring cleaning is done and the house is looking great. Invitations are out and you know who is coming. Your perfect party outfit is together and ready. Now what? Hosting a dinner party can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Use these ideas to throw a fun, stress-free event that everyone will enjoy, including you!

Dinner Party Tablescape | The LV Guide

Prep Your Table: Create an atmosphere that’s relaxing and different from your everyday space. Set out votives with candles for soft lighting and a cozy feel. Take advantage of spring’s fresh flowers to add pops of color. Plan a playlist with apps like Songza or Spotify with feel good music that will take you through until after dessert.

 

Fully Stocked Bar | The LV Guide

Stock Your Bar: Make sure that your bar is fully stocked and that you have plenty of ice. When your guests arrive make sure to let them know where the bar is and what’s available. The Well-Appointed Bar guide from Kate Spade will help you plan accordingly.

 

Fruit & Cheese Plate | The LV Guide

Plan Accordingly: Plan a menu that’s crowd-pleasing with dishes you have made at least once. Cook and prep what you can in advance so the night of so you’re not in the kitchen the whole time. For the appetizer, keep it simple with a fresh fruit and cheese platter. It’s easy for guests to serve themselves and it won’t fill them up before the main course. For an entree, we recommend something like and delicious, like roast chicken with lemon and rosemary. For dessert, you want something that satisfies the sweet tooth, looks pretty and tastes amazing. These key lime pie minis are a perfect choice!

 

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