Hosting a Virtual Dinner Party

Home dinner parties might just be the way to show off your new home to family and friends.  It might take a little bit of planning to get everyone together.  It is a great way to stay connected and dresses up in your favourite fashions.

Once you set the date you need to figure out the best way to host your event. Options for your dinner party can include Facetime, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Houseparty app or Skype. Make certain each guest is familiar with your go-to platform.  The Houseparty app adds extra features like games and quizzes.  The next step once you’ve set the date is set is to pick a menu. 

The Menu

Ideas for menus can range from everyone making their favourite dish and sharing the recipe, to ordering take out and supporting your local restaurants.  My favourite recipe is my mom’s homemade lasagna, which takes a whole lot of work but is worth it in the end. It’s up to you, so have fun and get creative.

Set the Table

Set the table for the event-Imagine everyone is coming to your house for dinner, don’t forget the flowers and the decorative napkins.  Find the perfect seat at the table for your computer. 

Getting the Drinks Ready

Kick-off your virtual house warming with a celebratory cocktail to welcome everyone to your new home. This might be a good time to check out our new’ Hello Niagara’ edition with drinks to satisfy everyone’s tastes.

Ice Breaker

Some people are more comfortable at virtual events than others.  Come up with a few icebreakers to get everyone comfortable and keep the conversation flowing easily.

Dress to Impress

Have fun and imagine you are meeting in person.  Pull out all the stops and come dressed to  welcome everyone to your new home

Virtual Tour

Walk around your new home and show off your new home and share why the room is special to you and what you plan to do to make it your own.

Whatever you decide to make your virtual dinner party fun, do it in style with a few of my tips.