Cocktail Shaker

We all know that the key to being a good dinner host does not simply reply on the food (although that’s a huge part). It’s also important to make sure that your guests are entertained so they have an all round enjoyable evening. First of all, you need to decide which type of guests you’ll invite and cater the entertainment to your interests. If you have guests with extremely different interests try tob find a middle ground and something that everyone can get enjoyment from. If games and gambling aren’t your thing then check these other three highly popular entertainment ideas to keep your guest entertained…


Who doesn’t love cocktails? There is so much variety that there really is a cocktail for every taste preference on the planet. You can choose from a wide range of popular cocktails (or not so popular). Whether it’s a old fashioned, negroni, whiskey sour, dry martini, magarita, manhattan, long island iced tea or a pina colada – the list goes on. First, you will need to decide which cocktails you want your guests to make. Make sure there is a variety so everyones happy. Then you will need to gather all of the ingrediants for each cocktail (get lots, it’s better to overestimate than underestimate how much people will drink). It’s useful to practice making them yourself first so you can show your guests how to do it like the perfect cocktail-making host you aspire to be. You should create a step by step guide regardless for those already a little tipsy that aren’t paying close attention.


If you love music and listening to your drunk friends attempting to sing, then a karaoke themed entertainment night is a great choice! Karaoke is a great way to achieve a light-hearted night full of fun and laughter as different people or groups take to the stage to perform. No’one takes it too seriously regardless of whether you can sing or not (the worse the better). It’s also a fantastic way to let off some stream by belting out your favourite song lyrics. If you want to spice things up, you can even give it an X-factor or American Idol theme.

Fancy dress

Let’s face it, everyone loves to dress up now and then and step into character. If you think you don’t, loosen up and stop lying to yourself! Hosting a fancy dress themed party is a great way to have a laugh and get creative. If you’ve decided to host a specific cuisine themed night, for example, Mexican, then you could get your guests to dress up with sombreros and a moustache (stereotypical, we know) and so on. There really are endless customes ideas so you can get really creative. Whether it’s a character from their favourite book or movie, horror-themed, fast food-themed, game themed, cartoon-themed, one thing for certain – everyone will have a great time. Many guests will attempt some DIY beforehand so they’re having fun before even arriving at your dinner party. And of course, there will be those who last minute

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