The end of the year is officially here and with the onset of the cold weather, a time of celebration begins. Planning a great dinner for your family can be a task in itself with different preferences and choices to resort to. While the children may be fond of something more innovative and decorative, your spouse and the elders in the house will have different preferences.
There are many ways to plan a great New Year meal, however, ensuring that everything is in place and properly planned can be a real struggle. There are few ways to make this experience more enriching and exciting. Getting the family involved in the prep and spending quality time together is a great way to make the dinner party a grand success. Here are a few ideas for the New Year meal celebration.
• PLAN THE MENU
When it comes to the menu, everything from the starters, main course and dessert needs planning. Involve your children in planning the menu and allocate tasks to everyone. This will not only reduce your burden but also create a bonding between the family members. Cooking with the family is a great way to enjoy the time you have together during this season.
• LET THE CHILDREN GET CREATIVE
Letting the children take charge of the day and giving them time to take their own decisions would help them in getting creative. Let them conduct research on the kinds of dinner parties that can be hosted, how to get creative with the menu and ways to serve the guests. There is immense literature and ideas available on the internet and browsing through these websites can really help.
• THINK ABOUT THE DÉCOR
The décor during the meal can play a real part in the ambience and getting the setting right. Not only is this crucial to the meal but the ambience of the room will also change the vibe. Dim lights and subtle yellow lighting will add oomph and keep the environment friendly and romantic.
• PROPS AND MUSIC
Props can be really important for a party where a theme is involved. Without a theme, adding things like fairy lights or such other elements to the room can make it fun and enticing. Ask your children and their friends to get involved in planning the party. Build a playlist with the best songs and depending on the tone you want to set while having dinner. Ensuring that all the décor is done right and the props are in place will help you get the party started.
• ORGANISE A FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Apart from organising a dinner party for your friends and family during the New year and inviting people over to the house, another great way to celebrate is to watch a movie with your family. Organise a movie night and put up lights, a screen and make a list of movies to pick from. Let everyone have their say and stream the movie of everyone’s choice. Make sure you have popcorn, food and munchies ready for nibbling on while the movie plays. Also, you can gift your family 25 years of memorable holidays with Club Mahindra membership. Have a look at Club Mahindra reviews online to see how families are having happy time at our resorts in India and abroad.