Parties and Gatherings – Having People Over


     There are many reasons to have a party, but it’s mainly about wanting to mingle with the people we enjoy.

     Your friends will be touched to be invited, and that you will be welcoming them into your home. It shows affection, and it’s a wonderful way to show appreciation for their friendship. 

     A party can also satisfy many of our social and emotional needs as human beings. It’s a chance to explore personalities and to mesh friendships. It’s also a chance to meet new people and to be introduced to new thoughts and ideas. And always remember, diversity can spice up any gathering.    

     Perhaps the hardest decision is what type of party you would like to host. Listed below are some ideas for parties and gatherings. Select one and then start planning.

Some Types Of Dinner Parties:

  • Intimate dinners
  • Traditional dinner
  • Dinners to impress
  • Celebratory dinners
  • Dinner for appreciation
  • Catered dinner 

 Types Of Gatherings:

  • Open house (for whatever reason)
  • Cocktail party
  • Impromptu party
  • Friday afternoon club
  • Alfresco (tents, bar, etc.)

Theme Parties:

  • Wine or whiskey tasting
  • Movie party
  • Dance
  • Listening party
  • Televised sporting event

     The prospect of a party has always energized me. And I’m spurred by the thoughts of past parties we have hosted. It gives me something to look forward to – especially during the winter.

     Over the course of the next several months I will feature specific party themes. Organization is key to having a stress-free evening, so I will offer some hints to make the whole process easier – and lots of fun.




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