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6. Don’t be a neat freak
With any room or backyard filled with people it is a given things will either get dirty, spill or even break. While some people can be overly careless, there is no need to snap about the smallest crumb falling to your floor. Set designated disposal areas throughout the venue, ensure napkins are unlimited and if possible go plastic especially for the kids.
7. Don’t be caught unprepared
What if the food is finished earlier than expected? What if you have no first aid kit on hand? How about if seating runs out? These are just a few serious issues a host can face due to poor planning skills. While no one expects an obsessive approach, ensure all your party plans are as detailed as possible.
8. Don’t become the entertainment
Meltdowns, blowing up at the caterers or badmouthing present guests are excellent ways to center the attention all on you, and in the most negative way possible. Try your best to keep it together as this is the occasion where the only focus should be fun.
9. Don’t brag about prices
Educating guests on the cost of food, the special family heirlooms or the exotic floral arrangements are lessons no one cares to learn. While people certainly are appreciative of the cost that goes on behind the scene, no one wants to see the price tags that accompany it.
10. Don’t become an unofficial dietitian
Restricting your food menu to cater to one particular palette will leave some guests going hungry and others offended. Not everyone will care to eat vegan or be able to taste that delicious peanut crusted lamb. Try your hardest to take into consideration the various food preferences and allergies of all the attendees.
With a small amount of attention to details and forethought, your summer events can become even more beautiful and hospitable. Not only will your guests remember your get-together fondly but they will want to return again and again.