This article is inspired by a great vintage booklet that I have! I am including this complete Party Plan for 4 Free Printable at the bottom of the post. It includes Time Table, Menu, and Recipes.
Step 1: Write a Guest List
Make a list of guests that you would enjoy having around your dinner table. Make sure they will get along with one another. For thier comfort, be sure they ...
Sample Guest List
Step 2: Send Invitations
Next, you can send invitations (see how to here) by mail or keep it simple and just telephone! It is more friendly, and you will know right away who is coming.
The written informal invitation:
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Peterson,
It would give us great pleasure if you and Mr. Peterson would dine with us on Thursday, March the tenth, at seven thirty, to see our new apartment.
We do hope you can come.
Step 3: Plan It on Paper
Next, grab a pen and paper and let's plan it on paper with lists - the indispensible tool of a good hostess! Here's what to do next:
Now you have a master plan!
Step 4: Follow Master Plan
Sample Dinner Party for 4
Here is a sample party & time table you can follow.
Your mother-in-law is coming to dinner and you're scared stiff. Relax! Here's a way to shine.
Mock Tenderloin & Mushroom Gravy
Chive Butter Carrots
Cherry Top-Over Cake
Time Table for the Day Of . . .
In the morning:
1 hour before:
20 minutes before:
10 minutes before:
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