Preparing for Your First Dinner Party of the Week
Usually, dinner parties are usually held on Sunday evening. When one discovered camera in his own bathroom while Maine was having a dinner party, he got roused instantly. Luckily these days most often do have small dinner parties on weekdays. For someone like my mother, who is very much interested in photography, it was a perfect chance to combine her love for photography with her passion for the outdoors. I also learned something that would help me later on in my career as a photographer. I learned that if you want your subject to look as good as possible, then you should treat them like you would treat your friends and family.
The next time your host is planning to host a dinner party, try to think of something interesting that will catch the attention of your guests as well as your family and friends. One great way to do this is by taking the opportunity to do some research and plan an outdoor birthday party for your guests to enjoy while being in the great outdoors. Most people who come to my house are amazed by the beauty of our landscape and the fact that I am a winter person, so I enjoy capturing those early spring colors. And for a great way to motivate your guests, throw on a woolen sweater and mittens before your host’s guest list and let them have a seat before dinner.
Another good idea to motivate your guests is to offer to take them on a hiking or camping trip with you to a beautiful but quiet spot in the woods. You can make a trail of treats that you have made for your guests while they wait for their meals, or you can even put out some delicious food that your host can enjoy while she sits in her cozy chair enjoying the view. The beauty of an early morning hike or a picnic in the woods is one of the things that make guests feel loved and welcome even if they are just coming over for the first dinner party of the week. After all, doesn’t your host deserve a little love and warmth every now and then?