This article is from the book " Whiskey in a Teacup" by Reese Witherspoon. These are her grandmamma seven hostess tips. After purchasing this book, I learned so much and use these tips. I hope you enjoy it.

1. Invite people of different ages and backgrounds to make the conversation more interesting.

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2. Send invites at least two weeks in advance.

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3. Do as much in advance as possible like setting the table and prepping the food.

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4. Decorate with fresh flowers and unscented candles.

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5. Have a fully stocked bar, as well as lots of ice and sweet tea. Both red and white wine for cocktail hour and dinner. Keep everyone's glasses full.

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6. Serve dinner about one hour after the start time on the invitation

7. Put on Louis Prima or Ella Fitzgerald and let the party begin!

This is from Reese Witherspoon's "Whiskey in a Teacup". I do not take credit for this list. I recommend you buy this book. I
am hoping to write more things from this book.