We all find ourselves in moments when we are to host a dinner party for guest. With some proper planning you can keep your guest off thier phones and engaged in your dinner party. And just maybe get some help cleaning up. Here are some tips.
Make sure to have a activity set up before and after the dinner. Music playing as the guest arrive always sets a good tone. A board game after desert can keep the party entertained well into the night.
The night before take a moment to jot down some discussion topics to talk about over dinner. Avoid things like politics and religon. As they can bring down the mood of a party. If a guest continues to discuss such topics show value in thier opinion and change the subject back to lighter matters. A dinner party is meant to be fun. A political debate is best to be left for after dessert when everyone is full and happy!
Have multiple coarses.
Having a few appitizers before the party is a great idea. Have them prepared before guest arrive. Have the appitizers cleaned up and removed a half hour before your dinner. This gives your guest time to get hungry and they know the food is on the way. Wait until everyone has finished dinner to server dessert. Keep everyone at the dinner and engaged in conversation and good times.
Get friends to help
Invite a friend or two with the understanding that they will help throught the night. Have them help great guest and cook. Then have them help with clean up.
Thank your guest as they leave. Have a Thank you card as they depart your dinner party. It will go a long way. Put together a little gift for your helpers also this will show everyone you appreciate them and insure they will attend your next dinner party.
A big party needs big help
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Here is a article with some topics for dinner parties.