Part of hosting an epic party is coming up with the goods, quite literally. Without food, there is nothing to stop the guests from getting hungry. And, when they think with their stomachs, they tend to feel angry and cranky. The last thing you want is dozens of irritated men and women standing around doing nothing, which is the spread must be perfect. Concocting a variety of meals and dishes which suit every preference isn’t straightforward but it is possible with a few nifty tips and tricks.
So, below are four things to keep in mind the next time you throw a bash whether it’s for Labour Day or Cinco de Mayo.
Play into scent with the spread
We’ve all walked into a restaurant where the smells got the taste buds salivating instantly. The food is fantastic, but it’s the anticipation of eating it which adds to the experience. When cooked, specific ingredients give off a delightful fragrance and you should waft it around so that the guests get a pre-taste. It’s not difficult. Start by opening the door to the kitchen area and letting it flow out naturally. Or, Aromatech says visit us for a top of the range fan diffuser. Whichever option you choose, ensure it the smell spreads like wildlife.
Today, it’s not tricky to buy produce which is out of season. Thanks to chemicals which prolong life, fruits and vegetables are available all year round. So, you can pick up British strawberries in the autumn and winter as well as the summer. However, you shouldn’t be tempted if you value flavor. Because of the added chemicals, the food which isn’t in season doesn’t have the same impact on the taste buds. If anything, it’s a massive anticlimax. The key is to follow this link and check out when foods are available naturally and then purchase them for the party.
Everything is going smoothly until a vegan turns up and ruins the day. You thought you covered all of the bases but forget about non-dairy-lovers. Oh, and there are the gluten-free guests who can’t eat it for health reasons. There is always something which will catch you out, which is why you need to prepare smartly. Sticking with vegetables tends to work a treat because they are exempt from most restrictions. For example, there is no need to bless a tomato for religious purposes. Here’s a comprehensive guide for inspiration.
One of the biggest things which get in the way of taste is a lack of simplicity. Remember that there are dozens of dishes to cook and to circulate. Trying to prepare a Beef Wellington with a hollandaise sauce, then, is going to complicate things. The result tends to be burned ruined food. At the least, it’s cold and not tasty. It’s usually a good idea to come up with a selection of simple recipes beforehand or stick with your go-to dishes. That way, there should be fewer problems.
Are you ready to cook up a storm for your party?
Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.