Entertaining at home in Dubai
Planning a party? We’ve compiled the essential guide to entertaining at home, from creating custom invitations, to offering bespoke cocktails and clearing up when everyone heads home. Make a note of these time-saving companies, mamas, and get ready to party in style!
If cooking up a feast in the kitchen isn’t your forte (and we’re with you on that one, mamas), why not hire professional caterers to ensure your party is a gastronomic success? Dish.ae is the company to turn to, with a range of different menus to pick from including fine dining, barbecues, buffets, canapés, and afternoon teas. You’ll be given a chance to discuss your party prior to the event, before the perfect menu is created for your guests. And on the night? Sit back and enjoy it! It’s as easy as that…
There’s nothing worse than waking up the next morning and remembering there are dirty dishes in the sink, empty glasses dotted around the house and garden, and spills on the living room floor. Climb back into bed, mamas! This is Dubai and booking cleaners to come to your house is (nearly) as easy as ordering a takeaway to your door. We recommend Dialamaid.ae, whose team work Saturday to Thursday (8am to 5pm).
Whether your tipple of choice is a mocktail or cocktail, hiring a team of mixologists will guarantee your party will be memorable for all the right reasons – and Go Bar Mobile Bar Services can provide just that. But if a menu of bespoke tipples isn’t enough, you can also hire ‘flair bartenders’ to put on a show for guests or a pyramid of cocktails to impress them from the moment they step through your door. So what will it be, mamas? A fruity, tropical number? A classy short? Or something a bit more punchy? We’ll say ‘cheers‘ to that!
Creating online invitations online via website Paperless Post is the perfect way to invite guests to your party. Not only are a vast selection of designs completely free of charge (just tick the ‘free’ box to browse through the designs), but you can select up to 2,000 recipients to receive your card via email. And that’s not forgetting that you’ll be saving a tree or two by opting to go virtual, mama!
Want to dance the night away, mamas? It’s time to hit the dance floor (or in your case, the garden, terrace, or living room floor), as the company Bareface Musicians will send along a professional DJ to your home to kick start the party. We can’t think of many better ways to make the party memorable – but remember to warn the neighbours before the party starts (or better still, invite them along!)
Beautiful blooms transform any space – and few companies do it better than Flowers.ae. Take your pick from the extensive selection online – or contact the company to create something totally bespoke to match the theme, colour, or occasion. And the best bit? You can order from the comfort of your sofa and receive the flowers in perfect condition to your door. After all, not having to worry about buying flowers and then watching them wilt in the heat on the way home is worth its weight in gold, right mamas?
From Margarita Glasses, to Champagne Flutes, to Water Goblets, the company Al Wasl Catering Services hires out all the glasswear you need for larger bashes at home (with delivery to your door, naturally). That’s not all, as there’s also table linen, cutlery, crockery, and dishes in the company’s catalogue, making sure that everything is covered before your guests start ringing on that door bell.
Whatever the theme for your party, you can hire props to impress your guests from the prop hire company Tip Top Events. Hosting a traditional Arabic gathering? Pick from Arabic tents, giant floor cushions, and majlis sofas. Want to dance the night away? The company’s light up dance floors will make your event memorable. A sophisticated garden party? Transform the space with magical lanterns, fairy lights, and colour-changing lamps. Definitely one to add to your little black book, mamas!
Planning a dinner party, mama? Make life easier by shopping the Spinneys Easy-to-Cook range, with delicious meals on offer including Harissa Chicken, Leg of Lamb, and Tikka Chicken. Simply turn on the oven, slide in the dish, and set a timer – and hey presto, the perfect dish is ready to serve. It’s got to be one of the most affordable ways to feed your guests – and they’ll never guess that Spinneys did most of the hard work (and we won’t tell if you don’t, mama!)
We know how it is… You invite a group of friends to your house and spend most of your time running to and from the kitchen, passing around canapés, and serving up dishes. If this sounds familiar, why not hire a team of waiting staff so you can relax and enjoy the party with your guests? Dubai-based company Party Mood can provide professional serving staff to assist you at home events. Time to hang up that apron and get your gladrags on, mamas!
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