Let’s get ready to party hard! Aarti Sequeira suggests that you get the music going before your guests arrive to set the tone. With tools like Pandora radio, iPod players, and digital radio, this is very easy to do. And whether you’re the host or a guest, talk it up! Have a drink if you need to relax, and then find someone and ask questions. Follow your curiosity. Don’t be afraid to ask a question that may be intrusive; just be respectful and allow the person a non-answer. This is Marjorie Gubelmann’s advice, and as a society hostess in NYC, she ought to know.
Don’t let the rush and hustle of the next two months trick you into forgetting that this is a time of rejoicing. Take time to enjoy your friends and family and throw or attend some great parties.