How to Host an Absolutely Fabulous Dinner Party

With the film being released this week we wanted to celebrate with our top tips on how to throw an Absolutely Fabulous dinner party.  From the dress code to the conversation, this party will be one to remember. Your friends will hail you as Queen Patsy or Queen Eddie, or maybe even both.  Read below for our tips:

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Absolutely Fabulous Dinner Party

 

Decoration

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To set your table stick to a black and white theme, they were glamorous after all.  This way it is easy to get everything matching and not detract from the amazing costumes everyone will be wearing.  Go for white china plates, food doesn’t look good on black plates and decorate these with black serviettes.  Use black and white candles alternately for the centrepieces, there will be no flowers at this dinner party–could you imagine Patsy and Eddie trying to keep flowers alive?!  You will need many wine glasses, champagne glasses and tumblers for harder drinks, they did like their drinks!

Booze

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There needs to be lots of it–from champagne to gin to vodka.  Eddie and Patsy didn’t use mixers (but your friends might prefer the option of them).

Dress code

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You need to make sure your friends know what the dress code is, whether it is full fancy dress or essence of Ab Fab.  If you’re going for Patsy you want a classier look, a tight dress, and jacket to match, hair done up in a beehive.  If you’re going for Eddie you want a bohemian look with lots of patterns, scarves and headbands.

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Food

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Do you remember ever seeing them eat?  Instead of worrying about this Hire a Private Chef who will take the stress away from planning the meal, buying the ingredients, cooking the food, making the food perfect, serving the food and washing up. Then you can spend the whole evening with your friends playing the perfect host.  Take a look at Chef Andrea for a glamorous meal cooked by a Michelin star Chef, or try Chef Giacomo in London for your very own pizza party, very useful after all that alcohol!

Conversation

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This is the perfect time for a gossip, that’s all they ever did in the show, so talk about everyone you know.  It’s a good opportunity to talk about fashion too, they were really into their fashion, weren’t they?  Also, talk about unrealistic things in the real world, like Eddie is talking about the stupidity tax in the picture above and don’t forget to call each other sweetie and darling.

Music

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Doesn’t matter too much, something quiet in the background.  You could play the latest hits as Eddie always claimed about being “in the know”, but there will be too much laughing and shouting to hear the music.

Smoking

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Eddie and Patsy are big chain smokers, but no one wants smoke around whilst their eating so if you really want to be true to the theme then get a couple of fake cigarettes.

So now you have these tips you can go and throw an absolutely fabulous dinner party.  Let us know how it went in the comments below, or let us know if you would do anything differently.