Are you stuck on what to do for your next dinner party? Why not treat your guests to an Italian dinner party? An evening spent enjoying the unique flavors and scents of Italian food will surely be an enjoyable event for any occasion. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

 

Whether you plan on cooking and serving your own food or ordering out, you'll rapidly find that there is a diverse assortment of different Italian dishes available. When it comes to hosting an unforgettable dinner party, it's a good idea to include a few exotic dishes as well as the familiar presence of spaghetti and Tuscan harvest bread. For example, try including dishes you've never tried, such as gnocchi, savory pies, risottos, or farro soup.

 

Some interesting Italian dinner party appetizers to consider include olives, dipping bread in olive oil, stuffed grape leaves, bread sticks, or mozzarella sticks. However, be sure that the foods you choose aren't too filling. After all, it's all too easy for guests to fill up on crackers and bread and have no room for dinner as a result. What about dessert? There are thousands of authentic Italian dinner party sweets to consider, including biscotti and coffee, tiramisu cake, or gelato.

 

Once you've decided what you want to serve, it's time to decorate for your Italian dinner party. When it comes to creating a pleasant space, it's best to avoid clichas such as checkered tablecloths, wine bottle candles, or dangling grapes. However, adding a few authentic Italian touches will create a lovely setting. For example, combining a white tablecloth with classic flowers such as Tuscan roses, jasmine, or sunflowers will create a beautiful, rustic look that your guests will appreciate. Feel free to experiment with different herbs and candles to create a lovely scent too.

 

Finally, many who host an Italian dinner party prefer to do so with music. As before, avoid clichas. Instead, invest in some classic Italian violin music or even some nice, soft Italian jazz for a more modern look. As with any dinner party, it's best to choose music that is pleasant to listen to, but doesn't interfere with conversation or dining.

 

These are only a few suggestions for your Italian dinner party. Learn more today about different culinary and decorative elements you can include to make your next event memorable and fun. You'll be surprised at just how much you can accomplish with a bit of creativity!