HOW TO THROW A PARTY...PROPERLY
CANAPÈS YOU SAY?
Too busy getting glam to spend hours slaving in the kitchen? No problemo. Canapés are quick to assemble, easy to serve and everybody bloody loves them. Opt for wooden boards or a nice big Neptune serving plate and watch, as your guests can’t get enough of these tiny little culinary treats.
BOOK A BARTENDER
Don’t spend your night pouring drinks and keeping everyone topped up with a tipple. Bring along a professional bartender that way you’ll have fancy cocktails and concoctions to impress and you’ll be tipsy too!
DÈCOR TO SET THE SCENE
Let’s not deck the halls, but making a little effort with a centrepiece or two will go a long way. Go all Dolce & Gabbana and get creative with some lemons for a summery feel, plus you can pop them in your G&T when the night starts to get spirit…ual.
GOOD LIGHTING IS EVERYTHING
Add an atmosphere and make sure you cheekbones are picture perfect with some strategic lighting. Tea lights add a romantic feel, whilst lanterns will create an exotic element to a themed party.
All the candles and floral niceness will be wasted without some tunes to back up the background noise. I always search for ‘Ibiza Chill’ or ‘Stay See’ on Youtube for a mellow start. Set your music to play a playlist so you can forget all about it and avoid an awkward Eastenders stranger entering the Queen Vic silence.
When the sun’s out and the summer is in full flow, everyone is keen to get on the rosé nice and early. Invite people round well ahead of dinner (making the use of those canapés), and party well after sundown.