Whether you're planning an informal get-together or fancy sit-down meal, striking the right balance between too many and too little guests can make or break a party. Here's a quick rule of thumb to follow.
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When it comes to dinner guests, home weblog Apartment Therapy writes that three is the magic number.
One guest doesn't disrupt our routine that much. We get the one on one time with our friend we were hoping for. Two guests can also be fun: they have each other to entertain themselves if we have plans, errands or work that we have to take care of. Three guests means four for dinner, a nice even number. More than that though and suddenly, the house feels crowded.
They also claim that the number three also applies for how long house guests should stay at your place. Apparently come day three, most people are ready to return to their regular, friendless routines. A final benefit of the three-guests-invite rule? Less time spent cleaning up on your end.
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The Rule for Guests: How Many? How Long? [Apartment Therapy]