What Makes The Ultimate Dinner Party?

What Makes The Ultimate Dinner Party?

Does good company and the guarantee of a night of fun and entertainment float your boat? Maybe the lure of amazing food or just getting out of cooking for the evening tickles your fancy or is it the thought of spending the evening in another person’s house giving you the chance to check out their decor or get some inspiration for your own? But what about the ultimate dinner party?

What if you considered all the above and came up with a night you could remember forever?

For my wish list I’d start with the venue. As a coastal living gal, I’m never more at home than being by the sea but our British climate doesn’t guarantee us many warm summer evenings to eat al fresco, so a Californian beach house would be the ideal location.

And then there’s the guests;  I can imagine that the expectation of being in the company of my dream celebs could leave me a little start struck so a soothing, laid back ambience will calm my excitement and Jack Johnson could provide that and some. Armed with his guitar he could serenade us all evening as we sat and watched the sun go down. For a giggle I would have the Top Gear team, nothing amuses me more than Richard, James and Jeremy. I’ve accepted that I’ll never see their antics on the Beeb again so one last evening of listening to their banter would be perfect and as it’s food which brings us all to the table, so to speak, I can be sure that Clarkson will behave himself.

Now I was a little apprehensive about my last guest given that I’ve just invited the above, but as I’m attempting to clean up my eating habits and live a healthier life, I’d like Ella Woodward, creator and writer of cook book and blog, deliciously Ella to come and cook for us. I though long and hard about this and decided that as she’s a bit of a looker, the man folk may overlook the fact that there was no meat on the menu but given that this is MY ultimate dinner party I can be utterly selfish.

And then there’s the boring bit, the tidying up. As we have obviously gatecrashed someone’s beachfront home, we’ll have no choice but to tidy up after ourselves but luckily I’ve been sent some Finish products to use so pending customs clearance, I’d pack my bundle of dishwasher goodies to do the job so no one gets left doing the washing up.

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  1. Tracey Peach
    31st July 2015 / 2:04 pm

    My Mum & Dad & I would use the new Supercharge Booster

  2. janet humphrey
    31st July 2015 / 2:15 pm

    I’d be greedy and have Kiefer and Donald Sutherland (swoon) and I would use finish Quntum Max to ensure my dishes were as sparkling as their company!

  3. iain maciver (maci234)
    31st July 2015 / 2:42 pm

    elvis Presley if only

  4. Suzanne Drummond
    31st July 2015 / 11:31 pm

    ooooo Jude Law for me and wouldnt mind washing up x

  5. Victoria Langley
    1st August 2015 / 12:24 am

    My mate and Dish and glass protector to make sure the dishes and plates are all shiny for when she stops

  6. Ruth Harwood
    1st August 2015 / 8:45 am

    Johnny Depp and the Supercharge Booster

  7. Emma Ellams
    1st August 2015 / 9:05 am

    Ronan Keating would make me a very happy lady! I would then use Quantum Max Apple and Lime to get the dishes clean for me 🙂

  8. ashleigh allan
    1st August 2015 / 9:09 pm

    olly murs and finish quantum max

  9. jodie yorke
    2nd August 2015 / 6:52 am

    Keanu Reeves and all in one power max.

  10. L tabstar (@LTabstar)
    2nd August 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Lee Evans for some much needed laughs! I’d use Quantam Max in lemon to ensure everything is sparly clean and that my dishwasher smella lovely too!

  11. janice skelton
    2nd August 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Finish Dishwasher Tabs, I use them all the time and they always do a good job.

    • janice skelton
      2nd August 2015 / 7:09 pm

      George Clooney

      Finish Dishwasher Tabs, I use them all the time and they do a fantastic job.

  12. lynn savage
    2nd August 2015 / 8:13 pm

    I’d use the Quantum Max to wash the dishes properly after my dinner with David Bowie

  13. Liam Bishop
    3rd August 2015 / 9:53 am

    The Queen, and Quantum Max, can’t imagine she’d want to wash up.

  14. 3rd August 2015 / 9:55 am

    I’d have the American TV chef Ina Garten over for dinner, I just love her! I’d use the Finish Dishwasher Cleaner, as I’d want everything to be sparkling and clean! 🙂

  15. Jayne T
    3rd August 2015 / 3:26 pm

    My hubby and I’d use the Quantum max apple and lime to clean up.

  16. stacy sorrell
    3rd August 2015 / 6:52 pm

    Id hve dinner date with Kieth Lemon, then use the LEMON Finish Dishwasher Frehsener …to keep with the theme

  17. 4th August 2015 / 5:19 pm

    Robbie Williams and the quantum max tablets.

  18. Janice Taylor
    5th August 2015 / 9:49 pm

    With Will Young and Finish I’d have perfection in one hand and selection in the other.

  19. Samantha Loughlin
    7th August 2015 / 10:12 pm

    Robert denero

  20. claire woods
    8th August 2015 / 10:42 am

    Gary Barlow and the Supercharge booster.

  21. Vicky Robinson
    8th August 2015 / 5:13 pm

    I would like David Beckham for a dinner party and I’d like to use the Finish NEw Supercharge Booster!

  22. Ruth Thomas
    9th August 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Love the classic tabs & would love to have Peter Jones (Dragons Den) as a dinner guest!

  23. Sarah-Jane Laycock
    9th August 2015 / 2:28 pm

    Julius Caesar, the poor chap was always on the march, never stopped to have a decent dinner. My ultimate product would be Rinse Aid Shine and Protect to work on the plates that he will have undoubtedly licked clean!

  24. Alex Cracknell
    9th August 2015 / 2:31 pm

    I would invite Stephen Fry and after boring him to death with questions I’d use Supercharge Booster!

  25. christine shelley
    9th August 2015 / 3:29 pm

    With Stephen Fry entertaining everyone. I ‘ll need Rinse Aid lemon to have spaking plates for supper

  26. Stacey Carnell
    9th August 2015 / 4:13 pm

    Finish dishwasher salt
    I would love Heston blumenthal <3

  27. Bob Clark
    9th August 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Mary Berry – quantum – everything has to be perfect for Mary

  28. YOLANDA DAVIS
    9th August 2015 / 4:56 pm

    Maralyn Monroe, so I could ask her what really happened, and I would use the supercharge booster

  29. Louise Comb
    9th August 2015 / 5:02 pm

    My ultimate dinner guest would be the king of comedy: Michael McIntyre. I would use Finish All In 1 Powerball Tabs. That way I could quickly clear away, let the dishwasher sort out the dishes, while I concentrate on what would probably be the funniest night of my life 🙂

  30. samantha devine
    9th August 2015 / 6:58 pm

    My ideal guests would be Chris Evans ( he is so enthusiastic about everything and i think would be really interesting).
    Kathy Burke, I think she would be really funny and down to earth and Nick Knowles because he seems to be a really nice bloke.
    I would use the quantam tablets to do the dishes the following day.

  31. Megan Adams
    9th August 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Julie Andrews… & Quantum Max ‘Power and Pure’.

  32. caroline walliss
    9th August 2015 / 9:50 pm

    Stevie wonder.x

  33. William Gould
    10th August 2015 / 8:27 am

    I would invite Kylie as she is the perfect everything! We love the Finish Lemon Dishwasher Cleaner also…

  34. Siobhan Davis
    10th August 2015 / 10:50 am

    Prince Harry x

  35. Heather T
    10th August 2015 / 4:59 pm

    I would invite Michael McIntyre and use Finish Shine & Dry Rinse Aid to get the wine glasses sparkling

  36. Lorraine Tinsley
    10th August 2015 / 11:11 pm

    Finish Shine and Dry Rinse is brill and I would invite Robbie Williams

  37. Heather Knotts
    11th August 2015 / 6:40 am

    I’d invite Johnny Depp and I’d use Quantum Max Lemon so that everything was clean and sparkling.

  38. Liz B
    11th August 2015 / 9:41 am

    Hugh Laurie – I’ve always had a thing about him ! With a dishwasher and the great Finish range, I can put everything in there and not worry about things getting clean – I know they’ll be sparkling – and I can concentrate on Mr Laurie….!

  39. Maxine G
    11th August 2015 / 9:48 am

    Finish shine and dry rinse to keep the glasses sparkling – I’d love for Louis Theroux to join us for dinner as I’m sure he has lots of interesting stories to tell

  40. kaye willan
    12th August 2015 / 8:11 am

    Brad Pitt so I can swoon over him !
    Finish Quantum Max – tried em all this is THE BEST

  41. Leo HAyden
    12th August 2015 / 10:43 am

    Simon Cowell because he would be very entertaining !

  42. Michelle Banks
    12th August 2015 / 7:41 pm

    karl pilkington x and the finish quantam max

  43. janine atkin
    12th August 2015 / 10:14 pm

    id make sure the finish quantum max would give me lovely clean dishes for when Adam Levine pops round!

  44. Stephanie Whitehouse
    13th August 2015 / 7:54 am

    James Mason, for his lovely voice, and Quantum Power and Pure

  45. JENNY MACE
    15th August 2015 / 9:37 am

    The gorgeous ‘Tom Hardy’ – I would use Finish Dishwasher Cleaner before he came to ensure all my crockery , cutlery and glassware were spotless! x

  46. Alix Smith
    16th August 2015 / 10:06 am

    David Tennant (don’t tell my husband!) because he’s lovely & i’ll be using the finish dishwasher cleaner because my dishwasher desperately needs some TLC

  47. Danielle Cresswell
    16th August 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Tom Hiddleston and the quantum max

  48. Jess Mary
    17th August 2015 / 8:32 am

    I would invite Tom Cruise and I would use Finish Quantum Max so everything was shining! 🙂 x

  49. 18th August 2015 / 3:12 pm

    SuperCharge Booster – and I would invite Jose Mourinho 😉

  50. Sinead ORourke
    18th August 2015 / 3:16 pm

    Lionel Richie and I use some Finish Special Salt

  51. brenda heads
    18th August 2015 / 7:22 pm

    George Clooney no need to worry about conversation I will just be staring into his eyes and swooning. I would use Finish Quantum Max as that is what I usually use and it works a treat.

  52. julie-ann eley
    18th August 2015 / 9:51 pm

    I would use dish and glass protector and i would love to have matt Smith i think he is a fantastic actor

  53. Sarah Lambert
    19th August 2015 / 11:29 am

    It would be vin diesel for me 🙂
    Super charge booster for me

  54. 19th August 2015 / 5:17 pm

    Please let us win the tabs, would love to have Heston blumenthal at my dinner party!

  55. Louise A
    19th August 2015 / 6:03 pm

    Stephen Fry and Quantum Max Regular

  56. Kat Allinson
    20th August 2015 / 4:33 pm

    Nick Knowles and Finish all in one power max

  57. katie skeoch
    20th August 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I’d like to have dinner with Vivienne Westwood, she fascinates me. I’d have to use quantum shine & protect for perfect sparkly wine glasses

  58. 20th August 2015 / 7:04 pm

    Heath Ledger! And I would use the dishwasher tablets so we could chat after dinner

  59. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    21st August 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Super-Charge Booster & George Clooney.

  60. 22nd August 2015 / 3:22 pm

    I would invite Julie Walters and use the machine cleaner product after all the dishwasher deserves a little pampering too.

  61. Kristy Brown
    23rd August 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Sandra Bullock and Quantum Max Regular

  62. Lizzy Cooper
    26th August 2015 / 10:31 am

    Karl Pilkington and the supercharge booster!

  63. 26th August 2015 / 2:34 pm

    Sir David Attenborough – Legend!
    Lemon Dishwater Freshner 🙂

  64. Farhana
    26th August 2015 / 9:38 pm

    The Queen and the Quantam Max Regular 😀

  65. Diana
    27th August 2015 / 9:39 am

    My family!
    Would use Lemon Dishwasher Freshner 🙂

  66. Barbara Handley
    27th August 2015 / 5:51 pm

    I would invite Jilly Goolden to teach me about wine and use All in 1 Max Lemon to make all the glasses sparkle.

  67. Nancy Bradford
    27th August 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Stephen Fry and dishwasher salts.

  68. Lisa Wilkinson
    27th August 2015 / 9:52 pm

    I would like to invite Anne Boleyn and I would choose the Lemon Freshener

  69. Natalie Crossan
    28th August 2015 / 1:55 am

    Stephen Fry – QUantum max

  70. Martina Alban
    28th August 2015 / 6:45 am

    Victoria Beckham
    Finish shine and dry rinse

  71. Richard Eldred Hawes
    28th August 2015 / 8:05 am

    James Martin inthge hope that I would get some cooking tips

    The dishwasher cleaner

  72. Claire Davies
    28th August 2015 / 8:12 am

    Alexander Armstrong and we love New Finish Quantum Max Shine and Protect tablets 🙂

  73. Melanie
    28th August 2015 / 8:52 am

    Quantum max with George clooney

  74. Lindsay Taylor
    28th August 2015 / 9:03 am

    Quantum Max Apple & lime for super cleaning power and David Tennant for eye candy!

  75. Brad Start
    28th August 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Joni Mitchell for her fabulous music and I would use the Quantum Max so that, on this special evening, no time was wasted doing the washing up.

  76. Mia Clarke
    28th August 2015 / 3:24 pm

    good dishwasher cleaner

  77. pauline black
    28th August 2015 / 4:21 pm

    Sean Connery and super charge booster

  78. Kim W
    28th August 2015 / 4:28 pm

    I’d love to invite Jamie Oliver to cook for me, but if he’s anything like my Chefs at home, I’ll need to use Quantum Max as they use every saucepan in the house whilst cooking for twice as many people! But it is great!

  79. Tracey Tedford
    28th August 2015 / 6:51 pm

    I would have Peter Kay over to dinner and use the Finish Quantum Max

  80. 28th August 2015 / 7:22 pm

    I’d love to have Eddie Izzard as a guest, and the product I’d try is the Finish Dishwasher cleaner

  81. Fiona K
    28th August 2015 / 8:19 pm

    Stephen Fry – he’s so witty I’m sure he’d be a great dinner party guest. I’d use the Quantum Max Lemon dishwasher tabs

  82. Alison Macdonald
    28th August 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Jude Law – I’d be too busy swooning to actually eat anything so my waistline would thank me 🙂 I’d use Finish All in One to clean the night’s dirty dishes x

  83. Michelle Clarke
    28th August 2015 / 10:11 pm

    Kevin Bridges comedian would make me laugh so much and such a guest for everyone and the finish product would be the Quantum Max Apple and Lime tablets.

  84. Sonia Vegas
    28th August 2015 / 11:56 pm

    Mine would be Carl Sagan and I’d use the dishwasher cleaner as they’d be lots to wash up after our chin-wag!

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