This year, Valentine’s is on the Monday, so you may not want to be planning an extravagant ‘do or having to travel across the city for a mediocre meal. Once you finish your work day, you'll want to easily transition yourself into your evening.
Our recommendation - agree to host a dinner party. While hosting may seem daunting, there are actually some great perks of being the Nigella of the group. Here are our tips for hosting a very un-stressful dinner party.
1. Order in (kind of)
Since lockdown 1.0, we’ve been loving meal kits. You can order from so many great restaurants around the city and get all the ingredients sent straight to your door for you to assemble and enjoy. Here’s a few of our recent favourites:
2. Ask your guests to bring the wine
Take the pressure (and costs) off you and get your guests to bring wine and dessert. Tell them what the main dish is and let them organise the rest!
3. Find a ready-made playlist
The internet is a wonderful thing. If you don’t have the time or energy to curate your perfect dinner playlist, you can easily find one that’ll do the job on any streaming platform.
4. Easily dress your table
No runner or centerpieces? Just grab what you have. Houseplants (the ones that are still alive and kicking), the candles from around the bath, your most nondescript Christmas decorations. Just make it festive!
5. Be cute & comfy
You don't need a whole new outfit to look and feel put togther. Keep on your comfies and just pop on your best pearls (or hoops, or studs, or headpiece) and instantly feel fabulous.