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6 Rules for a Successful Dinner Party
Learn the hard-earned rules for hosting a lively, gracious dinner party from Julia Reed, the consummate New Orleans hostess and critically-acclaimed author.
Sprinkle the Hosts
Host and hostess should sit at separate tables.
At least once a year, my mother gives a large, seated dinner that requires not just her dining table but round tables spread throughout the house as well. She and my father each anchor one, and close friends, also well-known to the other guests, host the others.
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