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Tips for Entertaining at Home

Feature: Short Read
Words by Grace Cain

The temperature may have taken a dip, but your social calendar needn't suffer the same fate. Colder months offer plenty of excuses to entertain your nearest and dearest without having to leave the comfort of your own home – in other words, the ideal scenario. Here's everything you need to start planning your next night in.

The Wine and Cheese Soirée

Even if you’re not exactly an expert on wine (or cheese), you’ll know that they’re the perfect accompaniment to fireside evenings with friends. Added bonus: an event of this ilk requires minimal hosting expertise, especially when consulting our Fine Wines and Spirits experts who will happily select a variety of bottles to pair with your menu of choice. From there it’s only an escalator ride to the Food Halls, where you’ll find a worthy selection of fresh fruit, charcuterie, and – of course – the evening's star attraction, cheese.

Marble table with bottles and glasses of red and white wine

The Game Night

You don’t need to understand the inner workings of the Oculus’ VR headsets to know that the concept of gaming has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years, but that’s not what we’re referring to here. Go back to basics with a good old-fashioned night at home with friends, drinks, and board games: think Poker, Mahjong, Dominoes, Risk and Monopoly. Just the two of you? Channel your inner Beth Harman and bring out the Chess board.

Games board and pieces on black marble table

The Dinner Party

Special occasion? You don’t need one. Whether you’re planning a seven-course extravaganza or something a little more casual, the dinner party checklist remains much the same: a crowd-pleasing menu, Instagrammable tablescape, great company, and a healthy stock of Champagne. No worries if your skills are not quite Michelin-starred – Harrods' Food to Order service has you covered with chef-made dishes, bespoke cakes and gourmet party food, delivered directly to your home.

Table with gold decorated plates and flowers

Set table with flower arrangements and candels

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