Hoping to throw the party of the season? One that’s indubitably delicious, warms the soul and calls out to be repeated immediately? Then let us entertain you before you entertain them. Read on.
What does it take to become the host of as serious ass party: Imagination, organization, a sense of humor and a good recipe, according to our panel of experts worldwide. See how they set the tone for memorable parties on the pages ahead.
INVITATIONS AND PLACE CARDS
The fluent entertainers we spoke with favor one of two methods of invitation. The first and preferred way, unless a party is very formal, is to telephone the guest, then send a written reminder. This circumvents people’s tendency to not read their mail/forget to RSVP.
The second, more formal approach is the written invitation, delivered by post or hand. “I always send an invitation” says New York fashion designer