Entertaining As A Social Skill

There are many facets to a “good life” equation, and they change from person to person. My blog will concentrate on two of the most popular of these: humor and sociability.

While my site is primarily about entertaining, I think you the host needs to be entertaining also. It contains humorous quips and quotes from my site you can slip into your cocktail or dinner-table banter.

The primary purpose of this site is to serve as the companion to our book, The Clever Bastard’s Guide To Entertaining. We weren’t able to include all of the recipes we have in our files, so we will post many of them on this site. There are other articles and sources of information that could be very helpful in entertaining such as how to up your social quotient with cigars and hints on how to put pizazz in your entertaining. I also talk about wine, cocktails, the bar, and background music. Developing your own personal philosophy is important, and there are articles that will aid you in this quest.

Regarding sociability, I will cover the spectrum from simple gatherings to dinner parties. I will introduce you to great recipes with an interactive approach. Not only will I guide you in how to prepare the meal and host the event, but I will also tell you how you can make stress-free entertaining part of your lifestyle.

Hosting a dinner party doesn’t cost as much as you might think, and by entertaining at home, you can also serve a great bottle of wine for half of what it would cost in a restaurant. Bottom line – dinner parties equate to better food and better drink.

I’ve also written a message to the baby boomer generation. If you are in this group, many of you are now starting to retire. You don’t think of yourselves as being old, and you are probably still viable and vital. This is a good time for you to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill, and why not become proficient in entertaining?

Quote: “You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” – Barbara Sher

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