Lifestyle & Interiors Contributing Editor Danielle Rollins expert tips on Etiquette - Irvine Moms





In your opinion, what is the best genre of music to play during get-togethers?

The most important thing is to know your audience, but personally I find Jazz or more specifically Portuguese jazz and Bossa Nova with a few contemporary melodies scattered in by artists such as Amy Winehouse are a crowd pleaser across the board.


What are some mistakes to avoid when hosting a party?

Playing music too loudly, ignoring the importance of ambient lighting, lack of abundant food and drink, and not giving the proper attention to the guestlist.


What is your number 1 rule when hosting a party?

Go the extra mile with the details: fresh flowers, candlelight, music, and a well-appointed bar are key aspects of every successful soiree.


What are some tips to make your guests feel more comfortable or loosen up?

I find introductions immensely effective in making my guests feel at home when entering a party. Connecting individuals with common interests or professions will further interaction among company.





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