4 Types of People to Not Invite to Your Dinner Party

Save yourself from awkward and frustrating moments but uninviting these people

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You put a lot of hard work into your party, so don't let these guests ruin it!

Dinner parties are a great way to spend time with friends and get creative at the same time. You could set up a simple meal, or go crazy with a fun theme. Either way, when you combine good food and good company, the result is always a good time.

The invite list for your dinner party is extremely important. In fact many party planners number one tip for a successful party is to have a great guest list. The main goal of your party should be to have as much fun as possible with as much delicious food as possible. You definitely want to avoid awkward, uncomfortable, or frustrating moments. So keep these people off your invite list, and your party will be a blast!

The Sloppy Eater

This one is a big invite no-no. This guest eats like an animal and doesn’t seem to care about it. They’ll chew with their mouths open, loudly, and most likely will spit on you when they talk. And that’s not all. They won’t only make themselves messy. They’ll make your place settings, tablecloth, and possibly other guests messy too. Keep this guest out of your party to save yourself from the hassle of cleaning up after them.

The Wannabe Food Critic

This guest will get on your nerves faster than you can serve the first course. They will pull out random, snobby descriptors to criticize your food any chance they get. Nothing you make will be good enough for them. On top of that, their sarcastic tone and better-than-you attitude will make things awkward for your other guests. Let this guest go eat at a restaurant and keep their critiques out of your party.

The Kitchen Lingerer

Nothing is more frustrating when you are throwing a party than someone who hangs around in the kitchen all night. You’ll have to maneuver around them while cooking and politely ask them to move every few minutes. They may think they are keeping you company, but really they are inconveniencing you.

The Overly Opinionated Guest

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Good conversation is one of the best parts of a dinner party. Dinner parties are a great venue for sharing ideas and engaging discussion, but when one guest is overly opinionated about everything, things can get weird. This kind of guest might make the mistake of insulting someone else, and they hardly like to let other people speak their minds. Leave this person off of your invite list especially if your other guests are a little sensitive.