So the key to a great low key party is simplicity...it's simple to throw a party... We mean literally, keep it simple.
From low key birthday celebrations to a impromptu weekend soiree with friends. The trick is to not worry to much about the event itself and just hit the basics really well. The basics are generally what people remember from a party anyway, great food, good music, great wine and most importantly great company!
Great food: this is going to be an excellent exercise into what we love to do...sourcing the best produce - Go and grab some fabulous seasonal goodies and some well reviewed, tried and tested artisan delicacies for a kick ass tasting board or even your very own grazing table. This style of party food is a great set 'n forget way to keep all your guests well fed, you can even chuck some delicious pastries in the oven and put these out to make sure everyone gets enough food.
Drinks: this is another important one, you want to ensure everyone has something to drink so it can be best to provide beer, wine and soft drink and ask guests to bring other items if they wish.
Great tunes: You may love renditions of chamber music, but your guests may not, so just pick a good radio station or stream some chilled party music station for a no fuss approach to good vibes.
Setup: Standing functions are fine and a great way to mingle with everyone, but is a good idea to make sure to have atleast a few different spots for guests to take a break and after Aunty Judy cuts that rug, she's going to need a breather.
We're on the downhill run to summer now, so start some planning, have fun with some quirky themes and make a space on the bookcase for that greatest host trophy!
Chef Raymond Eric
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