You have the food, the friends and the family but now to make it unforgettable, that’s the hard part with any event. These little tips are a great start.
Offer refreshments as your guests arrive
Depending on the type of party you’re throwing, if it’s a more fancy affair go with a nice glass of champagne on arrival and some Sicilian olives, gets the taste buds tantalised ready for the amazing food to come.
Another suggestion would be a huge big bowl full of sangria for people to help themselves to, this is perfect for a more lighthearted affair.
First impressions count, so why not try serving these on the Morso Wooden Flow Tray to make the best one.
One Pot Dishes
These are a great idea for dinner parties and outdoor entertaining. Your guests can serve themselves and also saves you some time during the party, less time cooking means more time socialising.
Ordinarily with these recipes you prepare your meat and vegetables beforehand and then put your Dutch-oven into the Forno to cook. Very simple and will smell great as it cooks in all those juices.
Dishes like paella, chilli, stews and curries are all great for this.Using the Morso Multicocotte With Griddle Lid you can cook some meat or grill some vegetables as well as cook delicious stews and curries.
A really great way to get everyone involved is to have a pizza topping station and have everyone make their own.
Prepare or buy the dough ready and all the toppings arranged, fun for adults and children – like an alternative take on a buffet.
The Morso Alu Pizza Peel is also an accessory which looks impressive and professional.
Make Your Outdoor Area Comfortable
This is a big oversight often seen at barbecues and outdoor parties. People put so much emphasis on the food that we often end up eating delicious burgers but with no where comfy to sit.
If you don’t have cushioned outdoor seating we recommend you invest in some as it makes all the difference.
Another good idea is to have blanketed picnic areas too. This means you don’t have to have a load of mismatched furniture scattered about and it’s also a cost effective alternative to buying a whole new furniture set. Add some cushions and it will look extra inviting.
A nice little touch would be a picnic basket in the middle with extra refreshments, snacks and sun cream, just in case.
Pictured is the Morso Jiko in an inviting picnic area. These are great for cooking and grilling too, on a smaller more intimate scale.
Add Little Touches & Extra Furnishings
This doesn’t have to be anything grand, something as simple as flowers on the table in a nice Morso Flame Vase could do just the trick.
The Morso selection of outdoor cooking equipment is unique enough to make an impression by itself but those little touches make all the difference too.
Little things like a Morso Pepper Grinder, serving trays, a vase with flowers and lighting all help creating a nice atmosphere. The Scandinavian style is eye catching and sleek too, it will definitely make your evening unforgettable.
Hopefully this quick list of hints and tips will help to improve your outdoor entertaining. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the little things when focusing on delicious food and good times with friends and family, but the little details make all the difference.