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2008 Christmas Party

Every year my husband and I throw a party around Christmas time. It’s a great way to catch up with our friends before Christmas and share some festive hospitality. Continuing this tradition, last weekend we hosted 40+ of our closest friends.  It was a warm summer evening, drinks were flowing, food disappeared before I could refill the platters…

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the dinner party is not dead!

Over the past few weeks I have read a number of articles from various sources stating that the dinner party is making a comeback. After it took a nosedive in the 90’s, home entertaining appears to be alive and well. The general consensus seems to be that this is due largely to the economic downturn, but also that people are…

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conversation concerns

In addition to the anxiety associated with the meal, many hosts worry whether the conversation will flow easily amongst their guests. Most of us have experienced that awkward silence where no one knows what to say, or a lively debate turning into a heated argument. Without stating the obvious, dinner parties and entertaining are not…

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