It’s never been easier to throw a great party, but do you want to make your next backyard dinner gathering something of legendary proportions? Here are some exciting and edgy ways you can make your next dinner party something your guests will never forget.
Get Creative and Come Up with a Theme
Going all-out for a themed evening of great company and stunning food can be as exciting for yourself as it will undoubtedly be for your guests. Indulge in a Mexican Fiesta complete with tamales, quesadillas, sombreros, and tequila aplenty. Or, assemble a culturally divine evening of Croatian delicacies for seafood-lovers, tinged with the exotic flair of the Dalmatian Coast amidst the clinking glasses of fine wines.
Another option is to create a retro throwback dinner featuring classic dishes of the eighties and nineties set against a backdrop of video game music and pixelated decorations, followed by some retro gaming action via a projector-connected Nintendo 64 with four controllers and an always-appreciated copy of GoldenEye 007. The possibilities are endless!
Games and Entertainment
Set up dart boards, fill the pool and pepper its surface with floating toys aplenty, or even assemble a makeshift outdoor dance floor, complete with lattice-strung lights, as well as a Bluetooth speaker set up for your phone’s party playlist. If someone is a talented musician (or not) break out the guitar or digital keyboard either way for some impromptu entertainment. By thoroughly entertaining yourself and your guests, it’ll be easier to make a lasting impression and care some great memories.
You want your guests to be fully immersed in the atmosphere you’ve worked so hard to create, so don’t let nagging distractions get in the way of a great party and sour everyone’s experience. Have backup meal plans ready to go in case of allergic guests or a miscalculation of food consumption by your excited visitors.
Keep pesky bugs at bay with mosquito nets and/or citronella candles, as well as plenty of bug spray to provide guests when in a pinch. Keep bathroom access open to all available toilets in the house, and be sure to have a medical emergency kit and fire extinguisher nearby just in case of unforeseen safety issues or illnesses. These might not all sound like the hallmarks of an iconic dinner party, but rest assured, being adequately prepared will prevent your latest social gathering from being known as a disaster.
In the end, make your next backyard dinner party unique. Be creative and daring, and bear in mind that you can always use what you already have to make a fantastic get-together. Regardless of what you spend, keep your guests entertained, safe, and comfortable, and your next dinner party will be remembered for some time.