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24 Things You Know If You're Always Hosting Dinner Parties

"Just bring yourself!" Translation: Bring booze or you're never coming back.

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1. As someone who is quite house-proud you love having people over.

2. And friends love coming to yours because you always go the extra mile when hosting them.

Candles, fresh flowers, even proper dinnerware, you go all out.
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Candles, fresh flowers, even proper dinnerware, you go all out.

3. Hosting your friends means you get to get to test out recipes on them.

4. And show off your latest DIY project.

LOOK AT MY SEXY SHINY NEW BAR!
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LOOK AT MY SEXY SHINY NEW BAR!

5. Because you're always trying to test something new, you've had your fair share of accidents in the kitchen.

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Just more mess to clean up. Great.

6. And even though you host dinner parties on the regular, you still manage to get a little bit stressed when cooking.

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7. So you're no stranger to a little pre-booze boozing.

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8. When you leave people to decide what snacks to bring, you end up with seven kinds of houmous.

Which isn't a bad thing tbh.
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Which isn't a bad thing tbh.

9. And the person who brings the fancy one will have a special place in your heart.

Their glass ~might~ just get a filled up a little more that everyone else's.
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Their glass ~might~ just get a filled up a little more that everyone else's.

10. To ensure more snack variety though, you've learnt to be upfront with what you might need.

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11. But most of the time, there's just one thing you're happy for guests to bring.

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12. Even when you tell guests not to bringing anything, you’ll think it’s bad manners if they show up empty-handed.

"Just bring yourself!" Translation: Bring booze or you're never coming back.
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"Just bring yourself!" Translation: Bring booze or you're never coming back.

13. Because you've gone to the effort of taking three hours to make something Jamie Oliver told you would take 30 minutes.

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14. As people arrive bit by bit, the booze will start flowing, fast.

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It pays (in wine) to be prompt.

15. And you'll worry that you won't have enough to last the night.

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Thank god for the shop down the road.

16. Your guests will be really impressed with your spread and even more impressed with its arrangement.

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17. And you'll feel really pleased with yourself...until the inevitable fuck up.

"It's not meant to look like this!" "Shit I hope it's not overdone" "Sorry I normally make this better" you say over and over again frantically.
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"It's not meant to look like this!" "Shit I hope it's not overdone" "Sorry I normally make this better" you say over and over again frantically.

18. But no matter how bad your cooking is, your friends will always be complimentary.

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This is why you go to all this effort, because your friends are total babes.

19. And you'll relax a little and realise it's all perfectly fine.

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Burnt bits are quite nice actually.

20. When everyone's stomachs have settled, you'll initiate some sort of dinner party game.

21. And you'll be amazed at how much booze you've all managed to get through.

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22. When everyone's planning to leave you'll feel smug AF that you're already home.

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23. But then suddenly you'll remember the horrific aftermath of the wonderful evening you've just hosted.

Fucking dishes x a million.
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Fucking dishes x a million.

24. But it's always worth it to look after your friends and feel like a proper adult with their shit together.

Even though it's just an illusion, you definitely don't have your shit together.
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Even though it's just an illusion, you definitely don't have your shit together.