To be a Great Host
The atmosphere of a party is directly affected on the actions and attitude of the host. If you are hosting a gathering when you are very stressed out, many of your guests may feel as thought they are being a burden and might even feel a bit unwelcome. It is much simpler then you think, however it might feel like it is a lot to figure out. If you can delegate, it will help everything go a lot more smoothly.
Any host would feel guilty about putting people to work during a gathering. But put simply, guests do not mind helping this will grant you an extra time to enjoy many of the guests you have invited.
Jobs that you can delegate should be simple such as having your husband, kids, or an early guest to hang coats and purses. By doing this it allows you to great guests when they arrive or gives you time to finish up in the kitchen. In this extra time frame you can put out appetizers, mix drinks, are just be sure that everything is properly put together.
Tending the bare all night can be a task that will never end. 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. Keep in mind not to forget napkins and extra glasses.
Resist all urges to disappear into the kitchen after dinner to clean up. Ask a close friend or family member to help you with a quick rinse of the dishes, they shouldn’t mind giving a helpful hand. Make sure that it is only a quick rinse of the dinnerware, the rest will be there after.
Remember that the next time you are the host the you should use these tips to delegate. It helps you enjoy your party as well.