Preparing For Your First Ramadan Iftar?

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Your first Ramadan as a newly-wed couple is a right of passage and an important milestone to go through together. From bearing through all the family gatherings asking when the baby is coming, to enduring all the opinionated family members commenting about the quality of the gathering and the food and the overall preparation. In short especially if you plan on inviting your in-laws over, the Iftar cannot be anything less than perfect, no pressure, which is why we came up with a crash course list of all the things to consider to make sure your first Iftar is memorable and enjoyable. 

The House 

Decorations are important, even if you are not big on pulling out all the stops and making a big fuss, you want your guests to feel the Ramadan vibes as soon as they walk in. This could be achieved with a few lanterns lit up with candles, the printed table setting, and some small accessories here and there. It’s also important to make an effort with the cutlery and table setting if you are planning on having a seated Iftar and not a buffet style. Of course, it is important to make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. Do not invite too many people and risk making a mess and being too stressed out, understand your capacity and capabilities and tailor your guest list to that instead. 

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The Invitees 

As you embark onto married life there comes the discussion on who to invite to gatherings, and this is usually a conversation to have with your partner in which you come to a consensus and mutual ground or compromise about family members and friends. Our biggest advice to you is to make sure you invite people that can mesh together and converse even if they are from different age groups and circles, it really doesn’t matter but you have to feel like if you leave them alone it won’t go dead, or worse go to hell. Curating the perfect invite list is an art much like throwing the perfect dinner party, it needs practice and trial and error, but there are things that are easily avoided. 

The Food 

It’s important when it comes to the food that you don’t miss the mark culturally. People in Ramadan, especially for Iftar expect certain dishes that must be on the menu, for example, there is always soup, a variation of Fatta, and a meat based dish that people would gravitate towards. Don’t go for international food because it isn’t what people want to breakfast on and if you feel uncomfortable or not as confident about your cooking skills feel free to ask a friend, family member, or hire a catering company for the night. 

Your first Ramadan as a newly-wed couple is a right of passage and an important milestone to go through together. From bearing through all the family gatherings asking when the baby is coming, to enduring all the opinionated family members commenting about the quality of the gathering and the food and the overall preparation. In short especially if you plan on inviting your in-laws over, the Iftar cannot be anything less than perfect, no pressure, which is why we came up with a crash course list of all the things to consider to make sure your first Iftar is memorable and enjoyable. 

The House