14 Ways to be a power dinner party hostess
There’s something special that comes over you when you’re halfway through the perfect dinner at a friend’s house. She always manages to do this, your friend — make you feel like the evening could go on forever and you wouldn’t mind. Her last dinner was like this, too. You just really enjoyed yourself, and you’re not sure how she did it. Was it the food, the lighting, the people? You didn’t feel the need to pull out your phone even once, and that never happens
Here a fourteen tongue in cheek ways to have be a spanking good host
1 Imagine Bigger.
2 Be sure to have plenty of money. Splash it. Then spend a load more.
3 Choose your guests wisely.
4 Invite your enemies. Then mix them up.
5 Give at least one big dinner party a year.
6 Or give three smaller ones.
7 Don’t cook it yourself, tut. Get catering in!
8 At the start of the party, position yourself at the entrance and let your guests come to you.
9 Know beforehand who to introduce to whom.
10 Artfully steer the conversation.
11 Silence bores.
12 Effect an air of mystery.
13 Keep an eye open for people on the way up.
14 Make everyone beholden to you.