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The True Introvert's Guide to Entertaining - Apartment Therapy

The True Introvert's Guide to Entertaining - Apartment Therapy
From The Kitchn - July 17, 2017

Are you an introvert who's sworn off entertaining after too many exhausting events?Not everyone is cut out for every kind of hosting, but just because you are not a social butterfly does not mean you ca not have a good time with guests; you just have to do it the right way and play to your strengths.Here's how.

Plan a low-key day

Introverts need plenty of alone time to balance out social activities so if you know you have plans to be social on a specific night, make your day low-key so you are rested and mentally prepared to be around others later on.

Invite a select few, not a huge group

You tend to get overwhelmed by lots of people around, even if they are friends. Better to focus on a few at a time so you can truly connect with them over dinner or drinks rather than trying to throw a big bash.

Team up

If you get a little tired during the evening, it's always nice to be able to take five minutes to duck out and take a breather.Whether it's with a spouse or a friend, hosting as a team means that you are not solely responsible for every minute of hosting time and your partner-in-partying can take over for a while.

Set an end time

Pick the right place

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