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The Hostess with the Mostest

What you can do to plan the perfect dinner party.

Whether it’s a formal three-course meal or an impromptu backyard barbeque, you can put your hospitality skills to work.

While you lead a busy life and your friends are busy, too, sitting down together at a meal gives you all a chance to slow down.

Especially if the meal includes no cell phone texting, no cyberspace or emailing—nothing but face-to-face conversations to connect with one another in a personal, relaxed atmosphere.

You don’t have to have a degree in event planning, and you don’t have to be a gourmet chef. All you need is a little planning, preparation, and a hospitable spirit to put together a meal your guests won’t soon forget.

We can have a World War, I see absolutely no reason why we shouldn’t have a World Party.
- Vanna Bonta

Two to Three Weeks Ahead

First, decide what type of gathering you want to host. You can choose a theme if you’d like. Think about the season of the year, an upcoming holiday, what guests you’d like to invite, if kids will be included, or if you’d like it formal or casual. Remember that if this is your first attempt, keep it simple.

Next, you need to invite your guests. You can do this with a simple phone call, an email, or with a written invitation. Let them know the date, time, your address, a deadline to RSVP, and a comment about what to wear if you’re planning a formal event.

It’s now time to plan your menu. Think of appetizers, drinks, main course, and dessert. Look at cookbooks, remember other memorable dinner party menus you’ve experienced, or browse online for ideas. Make a list of what ingredients you’ll need. Check your pantry for what you may already have on hand and make a grocery list for what you’ll need to purchase.

If you’d rather not cook at all, hiring a caterer to bring the food is a great way to ensure you’ll have a relaxing evening. Or at least plan to buy a few premade items such as appetizers or the dessert. Your guests may never know you didn’t spend hours making them yourself.

One Week Ahead

It’s time to get your house ready for guests. Do some deep cleaning in the areas your guests will be. Don’t worry about the closets or bedrooms if you don’t have time.

Check to see if you have enough plates, napkins, and silverware. Clean them if needed.

Choose a playlist. Set the mood for the evening with music. If it’s a barbeque, find something light and fun. For a family gathering, put on some oldies. Classical or jazz will go well with a formal affair.

If you’d like, decide where each guest will be seated to ensure the best scenario for lively and interesting conversation. Make place cards to mark seats.

Two to three days before your party, head to the store and buy food, drinks, and décor to make the party give the initial impression you desire.

The day before the party or the morning of, do as much cooking ahead of time as possible. You want to enjoy the evening as well and don’t want to be stuck slaving over a hot stove while your guests are waiting on their food.

The Day Of

Set the table, arrange the centerpiece, and do last minute cleaning around your house. Try to do this as early as possible so you have some downtime before the party starts.

A half-hour before guests arrive, get your party clothes on! Then turn on the porch light, turn on the music, set the lighting, and set out the appetizers and drinks.

As guests arrive, take their jackets and make introductions if necessary. Keep the atmosphere relaxed and let the guests mingle. No need to rush. If the hostess is relaxed and having a good time, the guests will also.
 Bon appetite! Enjoy your meal!