According to All Recipes, the first step in writing a party menu is to consider the guests and their particular food concerns, such as allergies, vegan and ethnic preferences. The party menu should include only dishes that the chef has previously tested and mastered. Creating a menu well before the party date allows the chef to make sure all the ingredients are available and on-hand.Continue Reading
The first item to consider when planning a dinner party is the main dish, explains All Recipes. This is the focal point around which the rest of the menu revolves. There should be two or three appetizers. If the main dish is heavy or rich, choose appetizers that are lighter or less filling. Side dishes should complement the main course. For example, a bland or cool dish should be served as a side with a spicy or heated entr?e. Dessert may be elaborate or simple, depending on the complexity of the meal and tastes of the guests. Provide a couple of signature cocktails suited to the tastes of the guests.
It is fashionable to print or hand-write a menu card for each place setting. A variety of templates are available, ranging from rustic to lace-edged wedding menus.Learn more about Party Planning
Ideas and themes for a party for kids include a little princess tea party complete with dress-up gowns, tiaras and a designated table for tea time or a superhero party where guests are asked to dress as their favorite hero or cartoon character. Another idea is a puppy dog party where guests are invited to bring their puppies and dogs along to join in the fun.Full Answer >
Ideas for a glow in the dark party include distributing neon glow in the dark sticks, swords, necklaces, bracelets and headbands to guests and prompting the guests to wear white clothes that will glow when illuminated with black lights. Decorate the space with neon colored streamers and white decorations that will glow in the space.Full Answer >
It is recommended that about 4 ounces (or 1/4 pound) of meat be allocated for guests when serving lunch meat. Additionally, it is recommended that when also serving cheese, the ratio of meat to cheese should be about four parts meat to one part cheese.Full Answer >
Gather guests who each bring a wrapped ornament. Exchange the ornaments with a fun game. Serve fun food appropriate for the season. Enjoy time together as new or old friends.Full Answer >