As the nights become more chilly, there are more reasons to stay indoors with your friends and family. Colder weather provides a great excuse to invite your friends in out of the harsh winter air, for an enjoyable dinner party. Cook up some Australian favorites, like deer pie, lamb, or fish and chips. You can get very creative by dishing up burgers that will rival the local eateries and provide a sensational toppings bar that will leave your mates in awe.
Entertaining in your home gives you a chance to meet new coworkers, engage with friends you haven’t seen in a while, and reconnect with your family. Make sure to spend time with each of your guests and learn more about their recent life events. Have a few conversation starters on hand in case your family members bring guests that others don’t know as well.
INCORPORATING LOCAL PERTH FAVORITES
When you’re entertaining, you have an opportunity to introduce others to the tastes you’ve enjoyed since childhood, share more about your neighborhood, and you can show off your skills in the kitchen. Introduce your mates to local goodies, treats and farmers market produce that is unique and fresh. This will give you an opportunity to let your visitors learn more about you and give you an interesting conversation starter. You will be able to show your knowledge of your city and others will enjoy learning more about new products in the Perth area.
Prepare a Burger Bar
Preparing a burger bar for your friends and family is a great way to relax the environment and offer a fun experience for your guests. You can provide locally sourced meat and toppings for guests to choose from. Prepare for your guests by picking up favourite wines and beer and ensuring they’ve been properly chilled. Light a fire and decorate with sprigs of cinnamon and spruce.
Serve Party Pies
Party pies are a great option for a smaller gathering and are mouthwatering bite-sized indulgences that your guests will love. You can offer other smaller side plates that include local ingredients. Pair these with wines that complement the flavors. Consider offering a cheese platter and fruit, as this will be much appreciated while your guests spend time socializing.
CREATE A WARM ATMOSPHERE
Since it’s cold outside, it’s important that guests feel warm and comfortable in your home. Make sure that you have enough seating for everyone and that your lighting provides a nice ambiance. If you don’t have a fireplace, using larger candles will help create a more inviting, cozy atmosphere. You can serve your meal in a buffet style or individual plates. If you do a buffet style menu, you can create a more decorative table for serving the food.
USE A CATERER
Catering is another option that allows all the guests and the hosts to feel more relaxed. This is a great option if you plan to host coworkers or potential clients. Hiring waitstaff for your dinner parties gives you an opportunity to focus on your friends and get better acquainted with anyone you’ve yet to meet. For more information on our finger food catering packages, contact us today!