P.F. Chang's Home Menu™ Tip: Ignite the night™ with unscented candles that won't interfere with bold flavors.
P.F. Chang's Home Menu™ Tip: Set the right mood early -- plan ahead and create the perfect playlist for your pre-show cocktail hour.
P.F. Chang's Home Menu™ Tip: For a colorful lighting scheme, place thin colorful linens over your lamps.
P.F. Chang's Home Menu™ Tip: Create a centerpiece by placing a candle and flowers in a bowl of water.
P.F. Chang's Home Menu™ Tip: Invite your guests to create a playlist on their MP3 players. Count down to the show by rotating through a different guest's list every 20 minutes so everyone gets to hear their favorite tunes.
Go full out on the foodie theme with clever costumes. Create inexpensive paper chef toques for guests to wear during the screening, as long as they aren’t blocking the TV.
Few shows make you as hungry as Top Chef. If you're serving dinner make sure you've got snacks as well. Plate your food in several places (appetizers on the coffee table, chips and dips on a side table, etc.) so a quick bite is never out of arm's reach.
Chances are you want the food to speak for itself so keep it simple. Plain plates and unfussy platters keep the attention on your culinary accomplishments, not your showy servingware.
Make sure no one's drink gets muddled. Tag people's beverages with simple inexpensive drink tags, or make your own by cutting small circles out of card-stock and then cutting a smaller circle in side of it to create a doughnut-shape that sits around a wine stem.
When partygoers pack their knives and go, give them something to take with them. Stock up on to-go containers for guests to bring home leftovers with, for a treat that will make them feel like you've mastered generosity as well.