How to Be a Great Hostess of Your Party
Hosting a party is not easy as you thought. You even would prepare it for quite a long time. There is a ton of planning involved as well as preparation. You should remember a lot of things to help you to be a great hostess of your party.
Discuss the invite list with your husband and your families a week prior to the party to avoid any uncomfortable situations and to find out about key people to meet and any taboo topics. It will make it easier when you're talking to someone you may not know intimately.
You should plan ahead of time. Make a list of the foods you need, the drinks, the menu, how many people you will be serving and so on. Gather all your information first. Get all your decorations in order, if you plan to have decorations. The morning of the event, start cooking, set all the food and drinks out and make sure everything is in place.
You should prepare enough food for the guests before their arrival. You may cook something special for your guests. You should make sure that every one has his seat or table ware. Make a good preparation one hour earlier before the guest's arrival.
You also should prepare the proper music for the guests. Get an idea of what type of music your guests would like to listen. If you are not sure what they would like, you may prepare different types of music. During the course of the party, you can play a mixture of different types of music.
It is very import to dress correctly according to the type of the party. As the hostess of the party, you are expected to look presentable. Make sure that you take the time to fix up yourself. Since you are the hostess of the party, you should make a good lead to the guests. It is very important to dress similar to your husband. If you could wear lover's suits, you will draw everyone's attention at the party.
When you are hostess at your party, all eyes will be on you. Try not to overwork yourself. You can ask for assistance if you feel overwhelmed. You are going to go around and greet and mingle with your guests. Go around and greet the guests with your husband.
It sounds obvious, but always makes eye contact when talking with your guests. You're the ones who will set the party's tone. If you appear to be nervous, that feeling will reflect on your guests, or if you're constantly looking away, you may come across as bored or distracted.
You should refill and restocking time to time. Do not get so caught up in conversation that your guests go thirsty. Give yourself a few minutes to refill chips and dip, drinks and other assortments. You should make sure that your guests could find everything quickly and easily. And you should make sure that everybody is chipper, chatty, and having a great time.
Do not forget to thank each of your guests for coming at the end of the party. Walk them to the door. Do not let them leave without you. You should show them out. There is an old tradition of China. The guest would prepare some little gifts for the guests to thanks for their coming. They may prepare some sugars or some small souvenirs for their guests. It must be a big surprise to your guests who received exquisite gifts from you.