Have you recently moved to a new town and wanted to get your neighbours together for a nice meet & greet dinner? Is your spouse turning 50 next month and you think it would be the perfect surprise to organize a grand dinner for their family and friends for the occasion? Or maybe your boss asked if you would like to plan this year's New Year's Eve dinner at the office? Whatever the situation, you do not have to go into planning a special dinner without the help and direction from a professional company.
Now you may think that booking things for a dinner sounds rather vague, but if you are planning to organize a dinner there are several obvious elements that can make it special. From finding the perfect catering, booking a fully stocked cocktail bar, and even booking a live musician, we will do everything we can to ensure your dinner exceeds expectations.
Whether you're having a dinner for four or two-hundred, there are always ways to make it extraordinary. It mainly depends on what you have in mind for the occasion and how you want to fill it all in. Are you celebrating an anniversary and want something special to be featured for your wife? Then booking a violinist might the mood setter! How about a big company Christmas dinner? We can help you have the large event go smoothly by helping hire an entire wait staff and hostesses. Or what if you're having a stag party with ten friends? A pole dancer might just be what the evening needs for a successful dinner and a show.
Depending on the type of dinner you are going to organize, you may have to deal with a lot of responsibilities. In general, the more extensive the dinner, the longer the to-do list is. Often there are too many responsibilities for one person to do, which is why Evenses is here to help optimize the division of tasks for your dinner. In doing this, you can have more time for the other tasks that must be done by yourself.
Booking a the catering for the occasion you have in mind does not necessarily have to be complicated, but given the varied options in the United Kingdom, it is advisable to seek the help of a party who has experience in the field of such bookings. At Evenses, we have a wide range of options for dinners that we have already planned for many different customers and countless occasion. This includes professional musicians, hostesses, shows, and more. We are happy to make that expertise and experience available for you to book the perfect entertainment and services for your upcoming event.
You can reach our event specialists seven days a week via the quotation form on our website, by e-mail, or by telephone. If you want to first look through the options available, then you can utilise the search engine on the website and set the filters to find what you're looking for quickly. In addition, we will list some helpful tips to keep in mind when planning a dinner party for friends, family, or a company.
Some tips for a successful dinner
Chances are that this is not the first time that you are going to organize a dinner and that you already have a pretty good idea of what you should pay attention to. After all, a successful dinner generally consists of more than serving food on time. Many elements can influence the course of the dinner, including the music, the drinks, and the seating arrangements. As we mentioned before, an organiser might not have enough time to take care of all the necessary elements of a dinner party. We know all too well how easily that can happen, so don't hesitate if you consider calling in our help and booking dinner with us. In addition, we also give you some tips that will hopefully help you in organizing your dinner.
Prepare as much as possible
If you are planning to simply have a dinner party at your house for a small group of friends, then making all the preparations is very important. We are not only talking about the food itself, but also cooling the wine, putting away any pets, and even making sure music is set for the evening. As a host or hostess you will be busy enough during the dinner itself, so the more you can prepare in advance, the better.
Pay attention to experimenting
This point also applies primarily to dinners for which you cook yourself. One of the best things about cooking is experimenting with new ingredients and dishes, but be aware of this when you invite people to dinner. Certainly if it is the first time that you dine with them, it is not always the best choice to try out a new dish or a new recipe for the first time. You can try this with people you already know better, although we still recommend not going too risky when guests come to eat.
Tune the music in the evening
Nowadays it's easier than ever to take care of the music for a dinner. As long as you have access to Spotify or Youtube you can compile the perfect playlists very easily. In addition to the music itself, make sure that the volume is not too high. No one likes to shout over the music during a dinner, so keep an eye on the atmosphere and make sure that the music has a positive influence on this.
Table arrangements are no exaggeration
Of course, for a dinner of five people a table arrangement is a bit unnecessary, but for larger events it is certainly not. Imagine planning a wedding reception for 80 guests. Without a clear table arrangement that will be a complete chaos. An effective table arrangement can create a pleasant atmosphere, so make sure to seat people where they might enjoy the dinner best. Families with families, friends with friends, single people with single people, are all examples of typical tabling at a wedding.
Take your time into account
When you organise a drink or another event, it is fairly common for people to show up at different times. In the case of a dinner this is a bit trickier, especially when hot dishes are served. Keep in mind that people can always be late, so give yourself some leeway. For example, if you plan to have dinner served at 8:00 pm, tell your guests to be there by 7:00 pm. That way there is a good chance that the everyone will have arrived and been seated by 8:00 pm. In the meantime, you can offer the early guests a drink or refreshments.
Receiving help in the necessary areas
Certainly when it concerns dinners for larger groups, it is very beneficial to receive help. At the end of the day it will be your event, but by giving away certain tasks can save more time for other things that you need to handle. In the end it is all about you and your guests enjoying an evening and if we can help you in any way, we will gladly do so.
What Evenses can do for you
If you are thinking about booking entertainment or services for a dinner party, we highly reccommend doing so with a professional company with experience. At an entertainment agency like Evenses, we have been working with a wide range of suppliers of professional services and shows for years. Caterers, champagne towers, live singers, magicians, dancers, and even hostesses are all possible to hire for your event with Evenses UK.
Organising an exceptional dinner?
You want to organise a dinner party, but want to make it unlike any other dinner your guests have ever been to. Finding the perfect way to delight guests at events is our specialty. Of course the food is very important and so are your guests, but the atmosphere is certainly one to take into account. The right music for your guests and the type of dinner you give can determine how the evening goes.
For example, after dinner you could dance to a party DJ with your guests or enjoy live background music during dinner. Our artists can play and sing all sorts of different genres. You can view our selection of artists that are poised to provide entertainment during your dinner. Request a free quote for a soloist, duo, classical ensemble or band. If there are any questions, please call or email one of our employees. We are happy to answer your questions about hiring entertainment during your dinner.