Hosting a Dinner Party in Calgary? Here’s Everything You Need

It’s time to host a dinner party for your friends and family! Are you prepared?

Providing entertainment, snacks, dinner, drinks and more can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! In this blog, we will dive into four must-have items that you need so that you can host an excellent dinner party without any stress. All of the items listed below are available in Willow Park Village in South Calgary.

It’s time to push all your worries aside and focus on the one thing that matters: having a fun night with your friends! Whether you’re having a holiday-themed dinner party, hosting a formal dinner, celebrating an event, or just getting together with your friends, here are 4 key things you need to host a low-stress evening for you and your guests.

1. Decor & Table Setting

Assuming you’ve already invited your guests, it’s time to focus on your table setting! When you’re hosting a dinner party at your house, you have complete control over your get-together’s theme, look, and feel. Depending on the occasion, you may want to add unique decorations around your home, but for a casual party, there are a few things you need to make your guests feel welcome; flowers and candles.

Home Treasures & More in Willow Park Village has beautiful decor pieces to add to your table settings, including candles. Before your guests arrive, light candles around your home to give your house a comfy and cozy feel! Top your dinner table off with a beautiful bouquet from Blooms and Butterflies. With stunning, high quality, locally and internationally sourced fresh cut flowers, Blooms and Butterflies has the perfect floral arrangement for your dinner party.

2. Appetizers

Don’t forget those delicious appys! There’s nothing better than serving small bites of food before your main course; this will help keep your guests entertained and won’t let them go hungry. One common appetizer at dinner parties is a charcuterie board. These boards are full of yummy cheese, meat, crackers and fruit.

If you’re hosting your friends or family soon, be sure to stop by Springbank Cheese in Willow Park Village to get all of your unique cheese for your appetizers. You won’t be disappointed!

3. Dinner

The most important thing you need to do at a dinner party is serve food! A delicious main dish will leave your guests with positive memories and full bellies.

You don’t have to be a celebrity chef to put together a delicious meal for your dinner party! Visit M&M Meats in Willow Park Village to purchase a complete meal to serve your guests without all the fuss of preparing a meal from scratch. From pasta to fajitas, you are sure to find a meal that you and your guests will love!

And for those beach lovers, you can compliment a hawaiian or beach themed party with fresh seafood! North Sea Fish Market offers a large selection of fresh fish, seafood and gourmet prepared food that any guest would take delight in.

4. Dessert

Don’t stress about baking or preparing dessert. Stop by Crave Cupcakes and get the most delicious dessert in Calgary. Crave Cupcakes has tasty cupcakes in various flavours, including red velvet, chocolate and vanilla, and even has additional options for those with dietary restrictions. Plus, they make themed cupcakes for special occasions, perfect for your holiday-themed dinner parties.

The Roadmap to a Successful Dinner Party

Group of friends eating dinner at a dinner party.

You now know what it takes to host a dinner party! It seems overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it, your guests will want to keep coming back for more.

The key to hosting a successful dinner party is ensuring that you get all of the essentials beforehand! Stop by Willow Park Village in South Calgary, and be prepared for your next dinner party.

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