Dinner Party prep tips?

posted 6 months ago in Beehive
Post # 2
930 posts
Busy bee

10 hrs of sleep but you sleep by 10, run at 6? that doesnt add up. Plus by the tiem everyone leaves, it may very weel be  alittle after 10 or so. 


if anything let them know in the e-vite dinnet 7-9.

its plenty time to eat and chat, and if ppl linger for a little, theres not much damage done. 


As far as ground rules, thats all you guys. Not much advice or say in that. 🙂

Post # 4
2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

mathlove10 :  I won’t say the “T” word… but… this post seems awfully familiar and suspicious.. are you back using a different name?

Post # 10
871 posts
Busy bee

mathlove10 :  Isn’t it a little bit condescending to sit your guests down and go over ‘ground rules’ for a dinner party? If you want to be in bed by 10 and don’t want people drinking very much, could you do a Sunday brunch instead? You could serve no alcohol at all or a sangria type punch and keep things light. 

Post # 12
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - City, State

futuremrs2020 :  I definitely remember a post like this from some months back. It’s possible more than one person has the same kind of … exacting … partner, though.

mathlove10 :  Are you sure hosting a dinner party is a good idea? Your Fiance came off like a real piece of work in the other thread because his precise needs were not met by everyone around him in an ideal fashion. Any time you invite others into your home, SOMETHING is going to happen – a glass of wine will be knocked over, someone will forget to take off their shoes, someone will splash a little water on the bathroom sink – that could be a minor inconvenience. Is your partner prepared for these eventualities, or will he blow up and bill all your guests for being boors?

If your guests are adults, you don’t need to give “rules.” You can be a shoes on/shoes off household, but for everything else, just be a flexible and gracious host. I must admit, though, I would feel a little weird if I were invited over for a dinner party at 7 and hustled out the door no later than 9. It wouldn’t feel very welcoming. I’m an introvert, but I like to stay and chat. Maybe just meeting your friends for coffee out of the house, where you can control when you leave, is a better idea if you’re going to be so strict?

Post # 13
774 posts
Busy bee

In all seriousness – why do you want to host this party? What do you hope to gain from it? 

Post # 14
2686 posts
Sugar bee

Just put all of these rules on the evite and let people decide whether or not they want to come.

Post # 15
13597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Honestly, you have so many rules that I wouldn’t host the party. It doesn’t sound like it would be fun for you or your guests. 

If you put all these rules on the evite, I guarantee you I’d be busy. 

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