DO create a comfortable, pleasant atmosphere with soft lighting. Dim the lights and use candles. (Think funeral parlor chic!) DON’T steer conversation toward controversial subjects: religion, politics, or the regular bar-fly that no one likes. DO invite Joe King for some society page coverage. (He’d attend the opening of an envelope, so I’m sure he could pencil in your soiree!)
friendly, not a showcase. But, polish your silver! You don’t want people to think you live like a gypsy! (No judgments here, Jacqueline.) DO give guests party favors; today’s selection of trendy favors is greater than ever. A thoughtful goodie bag goes a long way in leaving a great impression on your guests. DO be yourself. Everyone has his/her own personal styles and tastes! Share yours! (Tragic is sometimes charming.)
DON’T use your party to impress your guests with how beautiful your house is. Rather, change it to make it party-
DON’T overreact if someone spills food or a drink. Do a quick wipe up, and get back to the party. You can tackle it later. (There’s no use crying over spilled Johnnie Walker!’)
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