Are you planning on hosting a dinner party? Do you regularly have guests around for dinner? Or perhaps you’ve been invited to a dinner party and you don’t know what to expect or how to act?
Check out our infographic below that will give you all of the right and wrong things to do when hosting or visiting a dinner party; whether that be with your friends, business associates or whomever.
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Etiquette for the Host:
You should always plan your menu well in advance, and have a theme if possible. Consider the season when planning; lighter foods (such as soup) are great in the summer whereas meals like stews and roasts are more popular in the winter.
Make sure your table is well set; iron the tablecloth, polish the silverware, and leave glassware absolutely sparkling.
Be sure to entertain your guests when they arrive, and only offer pre-dinner cocktails if there’s going to be at least a one hour wait until food is served. Remember: during dinner, guests should never have to ask for a refill.
For your meal, never serve heavy or spicy dishes back-to-back, and, likewise, don’t serve successive sweet dishes either.