A good dinner party can keep people talking for years. Unfortunately, so can a bad dinner party. If you are planning your first big event in your new Downtown San Diego condo, loft, or penthouse, you’ll need to follow a bit of simple advice. Below are five tips that will help you throw a dinner party that is an overwhelming success.
Don’t Spare the Seats
Although most guests will want to wander freely and mingle, if you don’t have places for your guests to sit your party is going to turn uncomfortable quickly. If you want to make sure that you have a great party, make sure you look into bringing in a bit of extra seating. Your guests will thank you for it.
Check the Date
Don’t try to schedule a dinner party on the same night as another big event. Avoid dates near major holidays when people are already going to be busy (and likely stressed) and check with key guests to find out if anything major is going on that weekend. If you can pick a date that’s clear on the calendar, you’ll have a better turn out.
Know Your Guests
You need to know a bit about every person who shows up to your dinner party. Although you likely know all your invitees well, if someone is bringing a guest you’ve never met or you’re inviting a few new neighbors, make sure you know the basics—like if anyone is vegetarian, has a crazy nut allergy, or doesn’t drink alcohol.
Downtown San Diego, especially areas like the Columbia District or Core, isn’t exactly known for its ample parking, so make sure your guests know where they need to go when they show up for your party. Give guests a list of close parking lots or structures and include the cost if possible.
Mind the Noise
The last thing you want is for your party to run afoul of noise ordinances. Keep your music to a reasonable level and make sure that your guests behave like adults. After all, this is a dinner party–you deserve to have a great, but mature, time. It also doesn’t hurt to make friends with the complex staff and security. If they have to speak with you, it will be a much more pleasant chat if you’re already on good terms.
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