Entertaining Tips

Top Tips for Entertaining in Small Spaces

Living in London, space is never in abundance – that’s why I’ve compiled some top tips (as recently featured in Country Living and House Beautiful) on what to do when entertaining in small spaces.

  1. Prepare

When your entertaining space is limited, I’d highly advise preparing your food in advance so that on the night, it’s just a matter of warming and applying the finishing touches.  This way, you’ll have more time to enjoy being a host too.

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  1. One Pot Dish

A one pot dish for dining in small spaces is a MUST and won’t leave you with a stack of pans to wash. There’s a whole array of delicious winter warmers that will impress your guests. Serve with seasonal salads and homemade Rosemary Garlic Bread and you’re onto a winning menu.

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  1. Table Setting

If you’re worried about table space, there is not a need to lay it.  Stack a pile of plates in the middle, a lovely pot of cutlery and some napkins and let your guests choose their seat, get cosy and get stuck in.

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  1. Put a name on it

Make sure your guests are prepped on the rule of the evening…one glass only per person.  Get a little creative and attach a fun name tag to each vessel to make everyone feel extra special.

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  1. Simple Styling

Keep it simple – don’t overcrowd your table, make sure there’s plenty of space for the main affair, the food.  If you’re feeling adventurous, hang décor from the ceiling.  Bringing the outside in is very “in” right now and there’s plenty of hanging planters that you can buy that won’t take up precious space.

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  1. Crowd Control

Keep your “bar” separate… strategically position a drinks station (or trolley if you have one spare!) away from the kitchen.  You’ll definitely thank me later for this little tip, as when the pressure is on to get dinner on the table, it’ll be super helpful to avoid having any bottlenecks in the kitchen.

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