BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  
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BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!



Published On: June 24, 2014, by Neat Buzz, Kimberly Roberts, Missouri
Tag: Entertaining, Mistakes , Rating: 4.5

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MAKE A SEATING CHART

 

People will organically be drawn to each other, let them mingle and see what happens. “It’s more interesting that way,” says Kathryn Ireland.

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  

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OBSESS OVER A THEME

 

You are creating an experience for your guests. Focus on what feeling you want the evening to evoke not a theme –this will help you plan other details as well.

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  

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TRY A NEW RECIPE:

 

A dinner party is not a time to try a new recipe—it will create unnecessary stress and good food is key—stick with tried and true dishes.

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  

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UNDERPREPARE

 

When your guests arrive you should be able to mingle as a guest. This means doing your homework and having everything ready beforehand. “Great restaurants run so smoothly because they set everything up in stations, so it’s easy to access whatever you need for each course,” says Windsor Smith. “I never want people to have to wait for refills.

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  

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FORGET TO STOCK THE BAR

 

Drinks help the conversation flow. Home bar essentials include bourbon, vodka, gin, rum, scotch, whiskey and tequila, along with standard mixers like soft drinks, fruit juices, tonic water and club soda.

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  

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CREATE A STRICT SCHEDULE

 

Being intuitive is part of being a good host. “It’s like choreography,” says Smith. “Knowing when its time to bring out the food or when energy starts to wane is important.”

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  

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LACK CONFIDENCE

 

Before your guests arrive go through the evening. Is everything stocked? Does your home feel welcoming? Believe in what you have created. “If a hostess is unsure, then her guests aren’t comfortable,” says Susan Gutfreund

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  

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MAKE IT COMPLICATED

 

Entertaining should be fun, it’s about spending time with you people you enjoy. “Everyone should remember that it doesn’t have to be complicated,” says Hutton Wilkinson. ”Just order wonderful takeout, dress up a little and set a marvelous table, and no one will know the difference.”

BEWARE OF THESE 8 ENTERTAINING MISTAKES!
  
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