Whether it’s a birthday party for your closest friends, a girls’ night at your house or a Christmas party, it is really hard to keep your guests away from the kitchen. This means when you are getting the rest of the house ready for the special event, your need to pay attention to your kitchen too. Here are some of the most important tips to remember when getting your kitchen ready for a special day at your place.
Rent the Items You Need
If you are planning to invite a large number of guests, you most probably will have to rent a few extra items. Especially items such as cutlery, chinaware extra kitchen chairs and even some equipment to get your food prepared easily and faster. Renting will mean you will be able to hire these items for a cheaper price than buying them and will not have to worry about storing them all at your kitchen once the occasion is over.
Prepare Food Early
There will be at least one or two food items that can be prepared early and stored away in your refrigerator to be taken out at the party. This will save you more time to get ready on the day of the party and gives you plenty of time to make amends if you accidently mess up the recipe. Especially if there are any drinks you want to try or any party desserts you want to offer your guests, these can be finished early.
Make Sure Everything Works
Don’t wait till the last moment to get your dishes done. You might be planning to make something and serve them hot to your guests, but before day of the party make sure all your kitchen equipment actually work. When is the last time you used your oven? Are you planning to make your desserts early but your refrigerator is not cooling right? In order to avoid last minute accidents, check of all of your equipment are working so that you have plenty of time to call in for an emergency refrigeration repairs or change your menu before the party day.
Once you have done getting your food ready for the party clean the place well. No guest would feel comfortable in seeing an unkempt kitchen. Wash away the pots and pans and make sure there isn’t anything on the floor. Make sure all your chinaware and the cutlery are also cleaned up before you serve those who are there. Keep some extra paper towels and a trash can ready for your guests to use. This will save your kitchen from getting any stains if anything spills.
When you are creating a party atmosphere in your house, no matter how small the party is, you need to make sure everywhere the guests will enter has to be cleaned and prepared for the guests. Not only will this give a good impression about your house but will also make them feel comfortable and enjoy the party.