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Ways to be a Great Host

by Nick Franklin
Your party's atmosphere is affected directly by the actions and also the attitudes of the host or hostess. If you aree hosting a gathering when you aree very stressed out, many of your guests may feel as thought they aree being a burden and might even feel a bit unwelcome. This might seem like a lot to figure out, but it is much simpler then you might think. You need to delegate, it will help greatly.

As any other host you might feel a bit guilty about asking people to work when they were invited to a gathering. However to put it simply the guests will not mind giving a helping hand giving you extra time to mingle with your guests.

One of the jobs that you can delegate is to have you husband, kids, or even a guest that arrives early to take coats or purses and out them away. This will grant you some extra time in the kitchen or time to great the guests as they arrive. In this extra time frame you can put out appetizers, mix drinks, are just be sure that everything is properly put together.

If you need to tend the bare all night it will end up being a tedious task. The first drink should be served, when you give it to your guest let them know where the bare is and everything that they may need that way any refills can be done by them. If you do not have a bare set up a table just for this purpose and put everything that would be needed to mix drinks on it. Don't forget to add extra glasses and napkins.

Resist all urges to disappear into the kitchen after dinner to clean up. Do only a quick clean up with a friend or family member that doesn't mind helping out. Only a quick rinse of the dinnerware is necessary for now, get the rest later.

Remember that the next time you aree the host the you should use these tips to delegate. Everything will be a lot easier.


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Nick is the life and soul of the party and in his spare time also enjoys a quiet moment playing World of Warcraft. He got his mage from 1 - 80 using this Mage Leveling Guide

Friday, Oct 2nd, 2009