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  • How To Throw a Successful Dinner Party!

    assorted indian ethnic food buffet on rustic concrete table from above

    Assorted Indian ethnic food buffet on rustic concrete table from above: curry, fried samosa, rice biryani, dal, paneer, chapatti, naan, chicken tikka masala, traditional dishes of India for dinner

    There are lots of reasons you may want to throw a dinner party. Perhaps you’re living out your ‘Come Dine With Me’ fantasy or you love to cook and share recipes with those close to you. You could just want to get together with your friends over some good food and catch up.

    Whatever your reason, there’s no doubt that you’ll want the night to go as smoothly as possible. Fortunately for you, Tastesmiths has created some tips to help you prepare an amazing night.

    Step 1: Decide What You Want To Cook

    Arguably, the most important part of your dinner party will be the dinner! Be mindful of any food intolerances and allergies of your guests and prepare your menu accordingly. For dinner parties, it is best to keep it simple but tasty. Tastesmiths curry kits are authentic tasting and use all fresh ingredients. They are also relatively easy to prepare as the spices are pre-mixed and instructions are easy to follow, leaving almost no room for error!

    Step 2: Entertainment

    A dinner party doesn’t end after dinner! Once your guests have enjoyed their delicious meal, it’s time for the entertainment. Sometimes, this can seem like the most daunting part of the dinner party and there can be a lot of pressure to keep guests entertained.

    Karaoke is a fun way to let loose and be silly with friends, especially after a few drinks! Alternatively, for the quieter types, a game of monopoly or charades is always good fun.

    Step 3: Keep The Drinks Flowing

    Make sure you know your guests’ drink of choice and have these ready on the night! A glass of their favourite drink along with some good food and good company will ensure your guests enjoy their evening. If you’re preparing a Tastesmiths curry, why not try our artisan beers? They’re made to compliment the range of curries that Tastesmiths has and are entirely vegan too. You can’t go wrong…

    Step 4: Ambiance

    Now that you’ve planned what your guests will eat and drink and how to keep them entertained for the evening, the only thing left to do is create a nice ambience to make your guests feel relaxed. Choose soft music to play in the background, but be weary of playing it too loud! There’s nothing worse than trying to talk over loud music. Soft lighting and candles help to make the atmosphere feel warm and inviting and the candles will also send pleasant smells through the air.

    With these tips, you will be set to host an epic dinner party! Good vibes and good food are the recipes for a great night surrounded by friends or family.

    Our Craft Beer and Curry Kit bundle is the perfect platform on which to build any dinner party around and is great value at £39 find it here.