Monday 21 September 2015

My Ultimate Dinner Party & Competition To Win A Finish Bundle

As I get older I don't really like to go out on the town, trawling around bars and then ending the night with a greasy kebab, I prefer a night in with friends enjoying yummy food and having lots of laughs. I have never held a dinner party as if I'm honest our house really isn't big enough to but I am hoping when in our new house that we can hold lots of dinner parties.

When I was asked what my ultimate dinner party would be, my mind when wild, who I would invite, what I would cook, what music would be playing in the back ground.


I love alfresco dinning so it would have to be in the garden on a hot summers evening. The garden would be decorated with fairy light, because who doesn't love fairy lights right, and there would be candles dotted around. I love candles and I find they set a chilled and relaxed atmosphere as well as omitting some lovely smells.

What we would eat

So with the venue decided it is onto what food I would serve, you need things that everyone likes and that suits everyone's taste. I love to cook and rustle up new dishes, especially homemade from scratch. I would start with some nibbles to go along with the pimms I would serve on everyone's arrival, these nibbles would be light crisps and nuts. We don't want everyone to get too full on nibbles before the main event.

For a starter as it would be hot, I hope, I would serve pate. Now I have to be honest I wouldn't make the pate I would shop buy it but I would serve it with home baked bread and some chutney. For the main course I adore pasta and a favourite in this house is lasagne. And as I know how to make this hopefully it wouldn't go wrong, I would serve it with homemade garlic bread as no pasta dish is complete without garlic bread. Now for desert I would serve strawberry cheesecake, homemade! You cant go wrong with cheesecake and I love it so im being a little bit selfish. I would then serve tea and coffee with homemade biscuits, that's if everyone isn't full up!

I would have a selection of drinks from beer to wine, pimms to gin and tonic, something to suit everyone's taste.

Background Music

Music sets a tone and is a great thing to have on in the background to bridge any quiet moments and during eating. The music would be a little clue as to who I would invite, it would be a selection of take that songs and Michael buble!

Who would I invite?

My husband would obviously be there, my best friend, Sam, and her husband, my best friends sister and here husband and my brother and sister in law. The reason for this because we all get along so well, and when we are together we have such a laugh. I would then add some sparkle to the dinner party by inviting two very special guests, Gary Barlow and Michael Buble, I love their music (and them!!)

Now to make sure the dinner party is perfect all the dinner ware would need to be pristine. Now to make sure this happens we would use Finish Dish and Glass Protector in the dish washer as this offers a great dish and glass protection with no cloudiness or tired looking dinner ware.

Competition Time

Now to make your dinner party sparkle, Finish are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Finish prize bundle which includes:

2x Quantum Max Shine & Protect lemon 30 tabs
1x Performance Enhancing Dishwasher Salt 1kg

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UK residents only.
A winner will be chosen at random via rafflecopter.
There will be one winner of this bundle.
Competition starts at 12am on 21/09/15 and ends 12am on 28/09/15.
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  1. I have to say I often watch 'Come Done With Me' and wonder what menu I would do even though I have no intention of every going on it!

  2. Oooooh this sounds fab fab fab! We've just moved and so this is exactly the kind of dinner party I hope to have soon #thelis

  3. Ooh, this sounds like a great dinner party! We didn't used to have any but now we have a bit more space I'm still a bit terrified at the idea. I'm a much better guest than host ;) Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx



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