➤ Greet guests and seat them promptly in the liv­ing room with a wel­come drink.

The Anti-Kitchen Party

Food & Drink - - YOUR TURN TO HOST -

➤ Serve ap­pe­tiz­ers in the liv­ing room and time din­ner to start no more than 90 min­utes af­ter guests ar­rive.

➤ If last-minute prep is re­quired, des­ig­nate your co-host or a guest to keep glasses filled and the party flow­ing.

➤ En­cour­age guests to en­joy their cof­fee or di­ges­tif in an­other room to sig­nal the party is wind­ing down.

➤ Don’t start clean­ing up while your guests are there (un­less it’s way past party wrap-time).

Use place cards when en­ter­tain­ing more than six.

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