Simply Her (Singapore) - - Life Made Easy -

Co-founder of Club­vivre Maria, 28, and her hus­band, An­dries De Vos, love en­ter­tain­ing friends at home. But one day it oc­curred to them that they were far from the per­fect hosts – they were spend­ing more

time in the kitchen than with their guests. That in­spired the idea

of Club­vivre (www. club­, an on­de­mand chef ser­vice de­signed to pro­vide be­spoke, pri­vate cater­ing for ev­ery oc­ca­sion. “Be­sides sav­ing you a lot of stress, time and ef­fort, hav­ing a pro­fes­sional chef at your party makes your guests

feel spe­cial,” shares Maria. We ask her for her top tips to get the

party started. SET A THEME “If your guests are the cre­ative and spon­ta­neous sort, you can set a theme for your din­ner party. For ex­am­ple, you could ex­per­i­ment with an ‘Around the World’ theme, where your guests sam­ple food and drinks from ev­ery con­ti­nent. Al­ter­na­tively, you could get them to dress up as char­ac­ters from a film!” PRE­PARE GOOD MU­SIC “Good par­ties re­quire good mu­sic, which can re­ally help cre­ate the right at­mos­phere. Cu­rate your playlists for dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions and tastes. For in­stance, com­ple­ment a laid-back gath­er­ing with jazz or lounge mu­sic.”

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