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Go easy on the alcohol

It should go without saying that for the most part free alcohol simply makes people go crazy. As soon as you open up your entire liquor cabinet to your guests, you’re likely to experience an array of laughter followed by drunk singing and dancing, perhaps leading to things like vomiting and drunk driving.

People can’t control themselves, so as a good host it’s best to control the amount of alcohol you serve at your dinner party. A bit of wine and beer and perhaps a few cocktails can definitely get the night started, but it’s definitely wise to ration it out slowly.

Let the guests do the entertaining

As a host we often want to do everything with and for our guests to make them feel as comfortable as possible. This undoubtedly includes entertaining them, because after all, that is what they expect and you have a reputation to uphold.

However, as with most things in life, doing one or two things and doing them well is better than doing a bunch of things poorly. Therefore, be the host at your dinner party; be the guy walking around like he owns the place and spend time speaking with each guest. This way you’ll seem less like the hired hand who is there to serve and more like the accomplished man who is there to see and be seen.

Play music

This may seem like a no-brainer these days, but music serves an important function in modern parties. Without the right kind of music to set the mood, people often feel uncomfortable being themselves and having a good time.

Playing music is easier than ever with services like Pandora, and creating lengthy song lists is no longer necessary. Therefore, turn on some light and appropriate music for your party and your guests will thank you for it. You’ll get people talking and enjoying themselves in no time.

End on a positive note

The end of long, drawn-out parties is kind of like when the rain stops outside after pouring for hours – the excitement of the rain is gone and you’re left feeling soggy. The best way to end any sort of party is right before the excitement is over. You want people to enjoy interacting with you and the other guests and leave wanting more.

This way your guests will still have a great time without feeling “done” afterwards and ready to put the night behind them. Ending the night on a positive note will also increase your intrigue, and will get people (especially women) interested to find out more about you. This could be a very good thing.

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