Your friends are arriving for dinner at any moment and you've still got to set the table, add the finishing touches to your dish and do your makeup — sound familiar?
It does to us too. Because let's be honest, more often than not, dinner parties fall into that 'nice idea, not always so fun in reality' category. You forget that they take more planning than the Royal Wedding and that you basically need to clone yourself to be the perfect host and the perfect chef.
But that shouldn't always be the case. They should be fun too (y'know, as the term entertaining suggests). And they can be too with dinner party hacks that will help you save time and give the illusion of being a better host than Martha Stewart.
What are these said magical hacks? One is seasoning. It sounds simple but so many people forget to season their dishes and nothing sends a dinner party south quicker than bland food. Try Gourmet Garden Finishing Drizzles. Influenced by international dishes and packed with herbs and spices, they're a two-second addition to lift any dish and impress your guests.
Now that the food is taken care of, it's time to turn your attention to the table setting. You don't need to go overboard, but a few themed additions — such as colourful napkins, rustic serving boards or fresh flowers and plants — can transform your regular dining table.
In need of some more dinner party inspo? Hit play on the video above to discover three easy ways to prep for your next dinner party.
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