6 Common Entertaining Mistakes to Avoid

Julia Millay Walsh

Even the most expert entertainers still make mistakes when it comes to time to throw a party—there are a lot of moving parts! We often get so caught up in our dinner party menus that we forget about the ambiance we want to create for our gatherings. To remind you of a few things you may have overlooked, watch the above video from Bon Appétit, which spotlights six common entertaining mistakes. From forgetting to create a playlist to letting cell phones roam free, these are all easy to avoid.

Pick up one of our favourite entertaining books, Dinner Diaries by Daniel Cappello ($69), for more hostessing wisdom.

What are some entertaining mistakes you've made in the past? Tell us below.

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