Hosting a dinner party is one of the most exciting activities one can have. It is a time to have fun and enjoy. For most hosts it is a complicated task especially when one is not adequately prepared for it. Achieving the desired outcome is the most important thing. Having a seamless event that is fun and entertaining is the ultimate object for every host. The secret for keeping your guests happy is to simply keep them engaged and entertained throughout the party period. Boredom creates awkward silence, tension and often ruin a very spectacular dinner party. There some entertainment options which you could co-opt into your dinner party to make it fun, memorable and enjoyable for your guests.
Play some music – Music is the food to the soul. Having some background music as the dinner party starts is a great way to create the mood. At the reception and cocktail area you can have some soothing background music that will keep the guests entertained and in the right mood. If you know the guests tastes and preferences or guided by the party’s theme, create a playlist that will run through the event. You could include a dance floor that for some active dancing later on in the program. Sources of music could be a live band, disk jockey, music from your laptop etc.
Professional Entertainers – You could hire professional groups that entertain for example a comedian who also dubs up as an MC, professional dances or drummers to welcome and entertain the guest or team builder who could conduct various fun games in the party. Their role should primarily be to provide entertainment, interractiveness and fun during the party. They come at a cost which is worthwhile if the objective is achieved.
Party Games – You could include fun games for icebreaking and creating fun throughout the party. Games can be bought, hired or borrowed from friends. Such games include video games, chess, darts among others. The simpler the games the easier it is to excite people. These games make people get to know each other, compete and loosen themselves during the party. There are those that require groups or teams to compete against each other, collaborate together in a fun and exciting way. Remember there is a child in all of every one and if you can make your guests loosen up, the better for you.
Food, Drinks and more Food – Have an exciting food and drinks menu. Feeding your guests will definitely keep them entertained and having a great time. Interactive drink sessions during the party will create room for great conversations as they move round the room. You could also have a chef station where guests get to order for their personalized dishes and watch them being made from scratch.
Photo booth – This is a very creative idea whereby you could have a photo booth with costumes where the guests can take memorable instant photos for keeps sake. These will be memoirs which they carry with them to remember the event for a long, long time.
Entertained gusts are happy, contented and they lighten up the atmosphere. Use this a s the ultimate guide to having a special fun dinner party!