Dinner Party for 20 or 200 – What’s the Difference?


Whether you are giving a party for 20 or 200 there isn’t much difference in what you need to do to get ready for the event.  The important tools all involve organization and planning.  You start with your guest list, invites and RSVPs, which then leads to knowing who will be attending the event. 

 Either by yourself or with a caterer, you decide on what you will be serving and always be aware of any special food needs or allergies your guests may have.  Then comes the fun part.  Decor.  Again, either it is a simple table set for 20 or a large room with seating for 200.  Either way, you still have to pay attention to the amount of dishes, glassware, flatware, linen and decor you will need for the event. 

Service is an important factor at your dinner party since you want to be sure that your guests are attended to and that the food is hot.  It is always a good idea to discuss timing of the meal with your caterer or whomever is helping you with the event to ensure that they meet your expectations of what you want for that evening.  

Of course, once the food is on the table and your guests are eating is the time that you are able to relax and be a part of the event.  Allow yourself to be a guest at your own event. 

And finally, don’t forget the party favor!  This can be something simple and fun or a little sweet that your guests take away with them when they leave.  Never-the-less, the party favor is always something a guest loves to take home!

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