What Is That Smell?

Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue

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Parties can be a great way to connect with friends and family. They can give you a chance to bond with those around you, and they might even add a couple of laughs to your days. However, when you are the one hosting the party, it might be difficult to figure out the right way to do it. It can be difficult to figure out a way to please all of your guests while still having amazing decor, but it isn't impossible. Here are some things you can do.

1. Find out the food favorites of your guests.

Food can be the center of any party, and though the conversation can change with the moods and paces of those around the table, the food could be the highlight of the party. Try to find a couple of dishes that your guests enjoy and make them available. You can learn to cook these new dishes, or if you want convenience, you might think about stopping at the deli department at your local grocery store to see if these dishes can be made. Either way, serving food that your guests enjoy can make the party more comfortable and bring up the mood.

2. Offer games as conversation starters.

Find a board game that your guests might like to play or come up with a game all on your own. Either way, it is important to get the conversation flowing, so finding a game that does that might help your party run more smoothly.

3. Bring up the mood with great decor.

Decorate for your party. Get matching napkins or find your fancy plates. Whatever you do, try to make the space in which you will be spending time with your guests comfortable. This might help create a calm atmosphere in which your guests can communicate with one another.

Planning a party doesn't have to be difficult. It can be a lot of fun. Sometimes, you just need to match the setting to your guests' needs and interests in order to make things flow more smoothly.

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Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue writes lifestyle articles.

Omaha, NE

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