A Guide in Planning Your Best Dinner Party

A dinner party with friends and families can be very exciting. But, if you’re the host, the pressure is on! Don’t worry; we are here to help you in planning your best dinner party so that you can give your guests the best experience.

Here’s a quick guide on how you can do just that:

List Down the Basics for Your Party

Once you’ve decided that you will host a dinner party, don’t stress yourself too much. Calm yourself and sit down somewhere. Bring a pen and paper with you and go over the basics for the party so that you can have a general idea of what you want to happen. 

You don’t have to get bogged down by details. You just have to investigate the possibilities so that you can start from there. 

List down when you should hold the party, the guests you should invite, what kind of party you’re throwing, and what foods you should serve your guests. Knowing these things can significantly help you in planning your best dinner party. 

Finalize Planning Your Best Dinner Party Four Weeks Before 

Four weeks before the party is the ideal time to finalize everything. This timeline can give you ample time to prepare your location, food, theme, and the like. From your rough draft of the basics for your party, you need to decide what the final plan will be. To guide you, here are the things you should decide upon before telling your guests: 

  • Consider the date and time of your party. Make sure that it is a quiet time at work for you, your family, and your friends. 
  • Know who are the specific people you want to include in your guest list.
  • Think about the theme of your dinner party carefully. Go into details about what you want your party’s theme to be because it should translate into your invitation, place setup, and the food you’re going to serve. 
  • Finalize the budget you should spend and remember to stick to it.

Issue Invitations a Few Weeks in Advance

Just like any other party, you should send out the invitations to your dinner party at least a few weeks before the day. This way, your guests can arrange their schedule in advance, clearing their appointments for the date and time you’ve set. If you send out the invitations a few weeks before, it can also help you have time to invite others if your first choice of guest is not available. 

Plan Your Menu Ahead 

Of course, the most important thing you should plan out for your party is the menu. After all, the party is all about dinner, so you should serve your guests the best dishes. As much as possible, don’t try to cook something new on the day of the party because that can be risky. What you can do is plan out your menu ahead so that you will not miss out on any ingredients and can set your cooking schedule accordingly. 

You can also hire a private chef from Food Fire Knives who can take care of your menu. Just make sure you book them ahead of time! 


Having the best dinner party is possible as long as you have a proper plan in place. As long as you have a plan, you don’t have to worry too much. Use our guide so that everything is in order and settled, and you can give your guest the best dinner party experience. 

Food Fire + Knives has the best private chef in Asheville that can help you with your dinner party. We are your premier network of private chefs and personal chefs for an in-home dining experience, allowing you to enjoy your guests’ company without worrying too much about hosting problems. Hire your private chef from us today!

Published By Kim Gandhi Kim Gandhi began cooking at 8 years old with a love of food driving her to experiment with her Hispanic and German heritage. She gained a BBA in Marketing and turned to the business world for much of her career. Her strong customer service background and her passion for great events that involve chefs, customers, and amazing food allows her to indulge in her love of cooking and enjoying what FFK chefs bring to the table.