Most of us will have a dining table for four or six, but what happens when you have invited more than twelve people for dinner. Here are some tips to host a dinner party without a dining table.
Party food – Party food is easier to serve than a sit-down Look at party food like dips, crackers, fruit, sliced meats and cheeses. If people can eat your food standing up, you will also need a lot less seating.
Serve on a coffee table – Use your coffee table to serve food and drinks. Add some coasters to protect your table or use a table cloth.
Make it comfy – Making your space more comfortable with cushions will encourage people to sit on the floor, and it also means that you will need less seating.
Portable drinks station – A portable drinks station is a good idea to store your glasses, cocktail shaker, spirits, and ice. Your station can also be used to serve desserts later on during the night.
Mix and match chairs – Use all the seating you have in your home by mixing chairs, stools, and benches to create a comfortable vibe.
Use outdoor furniture – If you have outdoor furniture, bring it indoors. Create uniformity by placing a tablecloth over the table.
Borrow – If you know your neighbors well, ask them if you can borrow any extra furniture for the night.