How to Host an Unforgettable Dinner Party this Spring

Festive table setting for dinner party

It’s time to plan an unforgettable dinner party! Your garden is the perfect location, and we’ve got a great list of tips to make your celebration even better than you imagined.

Select a Simple Theme

The first thing that people tend to think of when planning an event is the theme. However, you don’t want to go overboard in this area. Since this is a spring dinner party, a garden setting is perfect. Simply add some flowers to your table and you’re set!

Fresh Menu Options

Be sure to add fresh foods to your menu. Crisp veggies are a must, as they’ll definitely give your table spread a nice and cool feel. Check out this delicious recipe. It’s just the addition you need to your event.

Spring Pizza

You’ll need: 1 pound of pizza dough, 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, Kosher salt, 6 ounces of scallions (trimmed), 1 cup of ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, coarse sea salt, ground black pepper, all-purpose flour, grated Parmesan cheese

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 500 degrees. Then, flour your surface and divide the dough into 4 pieces on top of the surface.

Step 2: Brush a baking sheet with olive oil. Next, stretch each of the four dough pieces into 6-inch rounds. Then, place them onto the oiled baking sheet and bake until golden. This should take between 10 and 15 minutes.

Step 3: Take a large skillet and heat it over medium temperature. Once heated, toss the scallions in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season them with Kosher salt. Saute the scallions for about a minute and transfer them to a cutting board once cooked. Cut the scallions into pieces.

Step 4: Grab a bowl and mix together the lemon zest, ricotta, and remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add some salt and pepper to the bowl and stir. Then, brush the pizza crusts with oil and sprinkle the cheese mixture on top.

Step 5: Sprinkle the scallions on top of the pizza and place it back into the oven for about 5 minutes.

Step 6: Top the pizza with fresh basil, a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve and enjoy.

Refreshing Drinks

Spring into your seasonal dinner party with an assortment of refreshing drinks! We searched the web and found various drink options that you are sure to love. Check out these cocktail recipes below.

Pineapple and Sage Gimlet

Lavender Sapphire Collins Spring Cocktail

Classic Bourbon Mint Julep Cocktail

Rose Water Cointreau Fizz

Peach Mojito

Red Clover Moscow Mule

Dinnerware

Instead of using paper or plastic dinnerware, opt for elegant glass and metal pieces. This simple step will add a special touch to your spring dinner party, giving your guests the feeling that you put in extra effort than you actually had to. Who wouldn’t love that?! So, whip out your china and your favorite dinnerware and set the table.

 

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