A dinner party can be such a wonderful opportunity to get friends together. To socialise and have some fun. However, sometimes the food can be a little heavy or rich. But, I’m here to tell you that you can have a health-focused dinner party. Where the food is utterly delicious and completely good for you. Want to know how? Then here’s my simple guide to creating the perfect healthy dinner party.
It’s all in the planning.
The planning of a dinner party is possibly the most important thing you can do. This enables you to get your event off on the right foot. You need to plan your food, your drinks, your entertainment. You also need to think about when you are holding your dinner party.
Think about your food choices and courses to make it balanced.
It is essential to have a balanced meal to keep it healthy. So think about your food groups and what you plan to serve on the day. If you have a particularly heavy carbohydrate focused course, then try to ease off that in the other courses. Make sure you cater for all your guests which means taking into account any lifestyle choices. This means vegetarians and vegans. It’s always the impression that a dinner party will be a little on the unhealthy side so prove them wrong with thoughtful choices and meals.
It’s not just about the food.
It isn’t just about the food you serve when you host a dinner party. There is a lot in the way you decorate the location of your event. Are you having a themed meal? If so then why not decorate your home to add to the authenticity. Maybe it’s a birthday celebration for yourself or one of your guests. Then add some fun bunting or balloons. The decoration can be a real talking point and icebreaker for your guests. Especially if they don’t know one another.
Cater for all your guests.
I may not be of drinking age but that doesn’t mean that some of my guests won’t be? So try and cater for all your guests in the drinks choices just as you would in the meal options. Perhaps offering a welcome cocktail or a glass of wine with their meal to compliment the food. You don’t need to be a wine connoisseur to make some excellent choices. You can see all wine products on sale now online and that may help you choose.
Finish off the dinner party in style.
Finally, why not add a little element of surprise to your dinner party and think about the entertainment. Perhaps offering a musical interlude at the end. Or even just playing the tunes and encouraging everyone to work off their meal. Afterall you are trying to have a healthy dinner party. You could even look into a magician or some other form of entertainment. There are plenty of options available and it’s advisable to do some research on the internet before booking anyone.
I hope this guide helps you create the perfect health-focused dinner party. Enjoy!