How Good of a Host Are You?

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Mark Lichtenstein

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Hosting isn't just a matter of showing up. A well-run party is your responsibility, and your guests expect you to rise to the occasion. Do you have what it takes to run a good party?

Do you have a table plan?

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Do you always know when a vegan is coming?

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The room is 15 by 15 feet and has 2 sofas in it. How many people can it fit?

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A guest asks if they can bring a significant other! Can they?

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A guest is drunk. What do you do?

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Your friend brought her boyfriend and he's making super racist jokes. What do you do?

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What's the right way to inform your guests that there is a dress code?

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Do you know all your guests' allergies ahead of time?

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If you're having a summer party outside, what steps do you take to ensure there is somewhere cool and shady to sit?

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If your party is someplace up a flight of stairs, what do you do to include your friend who uses a wheelchair?

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If a guest returns from the bathroom with their skirt tucked into their undies, what do you do about it?

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A guest says she is too hot. What do you do?

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How do you cater to your friend who is an alcoholic?

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You're hosting a charity ball. What are you going to wear?

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For what sort of party is it absolutely imperative that you send a real physical invitation?

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Is an RSVP on Facebook a real RSVP?

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If you know a recently divorced couple, can you invite them both?

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When guests are staying too late, how do you kick them out?

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You're serving dinner and you're making your special paella, which you told everyone ahead of time. A guest shows up with a dish, unasked. What do you do with their dish?

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What is your policy on people taking photos in your home and posting them online?

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What parlor game would you suggest people play first?

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Is it ever appropriate to mix work friends and other friends?

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A guest sits down on a dining chair, which breaks, plopping them on the floor. Who should be the most embarrassed and apologetic: you or them?

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A gentleman guest calls the next day, saying he wants the phone number of a lady guest you know he spent most of the evening with. Do you give it to him?

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Your friend from Italy is visiting and doesn't speak a word of English. What sort of party do you throw to make sure she has a great time anyway?

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You are in a friend group where there's one person you just can't stand. You're having a large event. Do you invite them?

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A guest is late. At what point do you start eating anyway?

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A guest canceled on you twice in a row. Do you stop inviting them?

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A guest got drunk and humiliated herself before you could stop her. She doesn't remember it and there's nothing on social media. Do you tell her?

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Your party is over. Guests offer to help tidy up. Do you let them?

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