How to Have People over for Dinner

Did you invite people to your home for dinner? Serving good food and being hospitable will make a good impression.

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    Make sure you invite the person/people over at least two or three days before you wish to have the dinner. You need to give them time to organize anything if needed. Or make sure they have a schedule opening.
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    Confirm with the guests what food you are making. Make sure no one has any allergic reactions and more importantly they like that type of food.
    • If you don't wish to ruin the surprise by telling exactly what dishes are going to be prepared, just ask them about their desired cuisine and choose dishes accordingly.
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    On the morning of the dinner, clean your house. Make sure to pay particular attention to the rooms the guests will be in: kitchen, sitting room and bathroom. This is a very important step in making a good impression. While it doesn't need to be spotless, you probably don't want to come off as a slob.
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    Prepare food in advance. Opt for salads and breads so your guests won't be waiting around for you/the dinner.
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    Set the table nicely. Make sure you set out the correct number of plates and make sure everyone has a seat.
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    Get ready. Dress appropriately according to your choice, style, physique and the weather.
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    Be cool when the guests arrive. Take things slow. Don't ram the food in their mouths immediately, invite them in and make them feel at home.
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    Make sure the right atmosphere is made. Putting a fire on, making sure there is good lighting, music in the background, just generally create a welcoming atmosphere.
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    Serve the dinner. Try not to come across as too stressed or tense. Be careful not to spill food! And don't clean when they are there-it's rude!
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    Enjoy it! You might get a fair chance to get to know these people even better while you share your interests and friendly talks.

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