1. Don’t be tired when the actual party starts.
Plan well so you have at least an hour to relax before the party. Unfortunately, I speak from experience that I was emotionally and physically tired right before the door bell rang. I don’t think I enjoyed my guests as much as I could have.
If they are a bit nervous, sometimes holding a glass gives people something to do with their hands.
3. Introduce your guests to one another and share what they may have in common with another guest.
When you can chime in on something you are familiar with whether it’s raising kids, a certain movie you’ve just seen or a hobby, you’re more comfortable. And making small talk is harder for some people than others.
4. If there’s a spill or something gets broken, reassure them there’s no harm and clean it up.
Your guest is embarrassed so put them at ease by not stressing out about the accident.
5. If the food is undercooked or burnt, don’t apologize for it.
If your guests sense you are embarrassed or stressed, it makes they more uncomfortable. Burnt food happens so laugh it off and go to Plan B.
6. At some time at the party, really listen to your guest.
You have many things on your mind but concentrate on your guest and their words.They know you’ll juggling people and food but take the time to attend to your guest.
7. Whenever your guest leaves, walk them out.
Remember that good planning can help you feel more relaxed and enjoy your guests. But problems, spills, life happens so try to laugh it off and enjoy the moment.
Do you have any horror party anecdotes or fears that you will?