Sunday, July 16, 2006

the dinner party

It's hard as hell to impress dinner guests in this hi-tech, fast-forward era. That's why you have me, the Martha Stewart of kitsch.

Before even setting the table, make sure you're worth showing up for, even if pressed for time. After the hired help have done their thing, it's important to then create an ambiance with the right lighting. Feeling ready for anything? Guests arriving? Time to mobilize the chef, waiter and entertainment and serve dinner. Just remember: the location can make or break your reputation. The skies of New Orleans during hurricane season (or Baghdad at any time) is a definite 'don't.'


As the party starts to wind down and boredom starts setting in you're going to need something even more outrageously nouveau to keep the attention and therefore respect of your guests. Time to win friends and influence people with the newest, most mind-boggling idea yet: lo-tech entertainment.

Party's over and you still have to get up for work the next day, in spite of the hangover? Don't wash that dirty wine glass, extend the spirit of DIY and use it.

The challenge now is to top this one the next time you have a few friends over for a meal.

5 Comments:

Blogger andrea said...

Whaddaya think -- should I pull this post?

17/7/06 7:10 AM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

noooo!!! It's hilarious. I love your flights of fancy into the bizarre world of the innternets.

18/7/06 12:19 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Yay Jaimie! Someone out there is reading. Phew. There's nothing scarier than lack of attention, positive, negative or otherwise. :)

18/7/06 12:40 PM  
Blogger HildaRose said...

And I thought that all I had to do to entertain was vacuum and cook up some grub!

22/7/06 4:34 AM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

I love those lights! That one cube light has sparked a thought in my head!! Mmmm. .thank you for the inspiration!

26/7/06 8:23 PM  

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