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Month: May 2014

Dinner Party Themes

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dinner partyHaving a specific dinner party theme will instantly add flavour to a possibly mediocre event. If you have been doing these for a while and wish to change it up a bit, try some of these style the next time you’re in the need of a private dinner party in your home. These may be things you already thought about ( but didn’t have the time to do) or just a few tips you might want to consider doing for your next fabulous event.

1. A Summer/Winter Dinner Party

The current season is always a good source from which to draw inspiration. Summer brings about fun memories and it usually considered to be the season in which people have the most free time. Bringing your dinner party outside will make you appear as fresh as the air you’ll be breathing.

Menu ideas: Summer Lobster with Vinegar, Cherry Tomatoes Salad and some fresh fruit

Winter is loved for its many holidays and you could use that to your advantage. Bring out the Christmas decorations and make the most of them. Turn on the holiday lights and stoke up the fireplace on for that winter atmosphere.

Menu ides: Marinated Steak, Creamed Spinach, Backed Cinammon Apples

2. A White and Red Dinner Party

Go for that easy ooh effect with a simple colour arrangment. Place a white tablecloth, use white dishes and decorations in one rich statement colour. Take it to the next level by serving only white and red food as well. Any wine list will seem so logical with this arrangement.

Menu Ideas: Grilled Stripped Bass, Tomatoes Salad and Lemon Tart

3. Animal friendly Dinner Party

Appeals to animals/lovers and activists by arranging a vegetarian dinner party. Earthy- coloured dishes and tablecloth are not hard to find and fruits and vegetables can serve as both the meal and the decorations! Make special pet invitations and prepare yourself for something completely different.

Menu Ideas: Veggie Pizza, Steamed Vegetables, Blueberry Cake

4. Women Therapy Dinner Party

Organize a party dedicated to the fairer sex with special room for conversation. Pastel colours and florals are the best choice for decorations while the food may include anything light (to keep the stomach rumblings out of conversations).

Menu Ideas: Squash Risotto, Spiced Carrots, Chocolate souffle

5. Exotic Dinner Party

For the adventure-loving people out there is the exotic party plan. Isolated island paradises provide the biggest inspiration for such events. A blue tablecloth can represent the sea and an overgrown and messy flower centerpiece will be the jungle to your table. Dim the lights, bring out the candles, put on some tribal music and dare to try some unusual meals for the complete mood.

Menu Ideas: Crispy Chickpea Patties, Roasted Red Pepper, Honey Walnut Cookies

Ruth Curtis comes to your home and cooks exclusively for your private party. Ruth has worked with some of the top chefs in the industry, including Jamie Oliver, Martin Nail of Claridges and Rene Redzepi of world famous Noma in Copenhagen. Ruth is also reputed to make the best wedding cakes in Oxford and Warwick!