Contemporary Garden Buildings – A Great Place for a Dinner Party
6th September 2019
Staying in is the new going out – and contemporary garden buildings make staying in all the more stylish.
There’s no need to splash the cash in an expensive restaurant, when you can get that fancy restaurant feel in your own back garden! Whether you love to entertain friends, or crave regular date nights to reconnect as a couple, a contemporary garden building is the perfect place to spend your evening.
Dinner Party Tips for Contemporary Garden Buildings
If you’re ready to be the host with the most, these dinner party tips are exactly what you need. Have friends over to dine in your contemporary garden building and let them rave about the great time you showed them.
What’s on the menu?
Simply having a modern garden room isn’t enough to be a host. Although your guests might politely pick at a basic dinner and some fizzy wine, you’ll need to step up your game if you really want to impress.
Narrow down your dinner party menu by checking whether your guests have any food intolerances or strong dislikes. Guests who can’t eat what’s being served will find it hard to enjoy themselves. Once you’ve crossed certain ingredients off your list, you’ll be able to narrow down your new signature dish based on what attendees are able to eat.
The key is to keep things simple. You don’t need to spend five hours prepping in order to impress. It’s a good idea to go for something that doesn’t take too much time to prepare, but also tastes great and can be presented attractively. Presentation is part of the experience.
Play it safe by going for three courses, but again, choose dishes that don’t take all day. If you spend too long getting everything ready for your guests, you’ll be too tired to enjoy yourself.
Plan the drinks
Contemporary garden buildings deserve a contemporary drinks menu. Flavoured gin, expensive rum and craft beers are on-trend right now, so if you’re not sure of your friends’ favourite tipple, play it safe with these staples.
If you’re feeling brave (and your friends don’t mind being experimented on) you could try your hand at making cocktails. Stocking up on ingredients can be pricey, but it’s worth it if you’re a natural mixologist.
Set the table
It’s not just your cooking that’s about to be judged, your crockery and glassware is too. A delicious meal can be overshadowed by a chipped plate, and wine can feel tainted by a cloudy glass. If your normal crockery isn’t up to scratch, invest in a dinner set that you keep just for entertaining.
There’s no need for expensive patterned plates, plain white will do the job as long as they look presentable. Glassware needs to sparkle. Even if it was bought from a bargain bin in B&M, if it sparkles, it’ll look the part.
For affordable dining sets IKEA or Amazon should be your first port of call. Basic designs are fine as they don’t need to make an impression. Chipped, damaged or ugly plates will no doubt be remembered for all the wrong reasons.