The relationship between guest and host is intricate and very important. Whether you are planning a big bash or a quiet gathering, here are 12 important don’ts to think before your next gathering.
Whether you’ve invited family to stay over for the weekend or you’re hosting friends for cocktails, avoiding these faux-pas will earn you a blue ribbon in hospitality.
1. Overlook Your Guests’ Needs: The most fundamental task of your role as a host is to please your guests and ensure that everyone is enjoying themselves. Thus, heeding your guests’ various personal needs is essential—within reason, of course, since you can’t be everything for everyone. If grandma likes to head to bed early, find her a quiet room to sleep away from the commotion. If you have a vegetarian at dinner, ensure the menu is well-rounded.