Video: How to plan the perfect dinner party

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Need some inspiration to make your dinner parties sparkle? Or maybe you’re not sure where to begin.

The Big Dinner, in partnership with The Scotsman, hosted a live Google Hangout on Wednesday, February 11 to discuss how to plan the perfect dinner party.

How to prepare the perfect dinner party. Picture: Contributed

How to prepare the perfect dinner party. Picture: Contributed

Guests included Hilary Sturzaker of Scottish food blog Mymonkfish, Louise Ross of Fireside Collective, Anna Hamilton of Alright Treacle and editor, stylist and fashionista Kelly Cooper Barr.

The four looked at ways of making guests feel at home, utilising themes of the season (elderflower is ‘in’ for March, by the way) and how to achieve a healthy mix of hot and cold food.

• The BIG dinner is a 500 miles initiative to raise £500,000 in a single night to help people with mobility difficulties in Malawi and Zambia to live independent lives.

500 miles provides artificial limbs and braces for people with disabilities of the limbs and spine.

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