A restaurant is a good alternative to a bar or a club for a party. One of the reasons for this is that it is probably much more suitable for an event where there will be people of all ages, from young children to the elderly, but the restaurant will still be able to offer the catering and the space required.
The first thing to do is speak to the restaurant to make sure that they can cater for the number of people that you would like to invite. In some cases, it may be an option to hire the whole restaurant for the evening. If you have sufficient numbers the restaurant will often be amenable to the idea of closing for one evening to host a private party. Think about the numbers that you need and talk to the restaurant about the type of food that they can offer. With a set menu, your party can order in advance so that the restaurant can be prepared for your arrival.
Having a theme?
A private party at a restaurant will also be better if you decided on having a themed party, perhaps even a fancy dress theme. Pick something that is easily accessible for most people such as an era like the 60s or the 70s. The restaurant might even be able to put on iconic dishes from the era to complete the theme.
Getting party ready
Anyone hosting a party will want to make sure that they are looking their best when they are the centre of attention. A good exercise and diet regime will help you to be party-ready and equipment such as resistance bands will help you to strengthen the muscles so that you can dance the night away or just make sure that you have the energy to mingle with your guests all night. You could also consider the health benefits of walking or running too.
Even if you are holding a smaller party, a restaurant is an easier option than catering your own dinner party. If you are busy, then it is far easier to book a table than it is to spend all day preparing several courses. Check any dietary requirements with your guests in advance so that you can make arrangements with the restaurant in advance and ensure that no one is left out.