Kinds of Parties You Can Host

What kind of a party do you want to host? That will depend on the time, the number of people and the occasion.

There are many types of parties, each suited for a specific time.

Breakfast is between 8 to 10 am and is normally popular for Business Meetings or family affairs.

Coffee mornings are at 11 am and very good for card parties and such gatherings, especially for ladies. It is strictly time bound.

Brunch is 10 to 2 pm, and you call friends and family for a large informal relaxed morning which will normally stretch into the early afternoon.

Lunch is between 12.30 and 2.30, and can be a formal affair or informal, a sit down or a buffet depending on the occasion.

Tea is 4 to 5.30, which is normally a short, crisp get together of friends and family.

High tea from about 6.30 to 8.30 is a lavish heavy snacks kind of a party which can be both a formal affair or a fun evening which can spill over into cocktail time.

Cocktails from 7 to 9 pm is a crisp affair as people are on the move constantly. It tends to be a formal affair but that depends on the occasion.

Dinner from 7.30 to 11 and as late as you want to make it! This again can be formal or informal, sit down or buffet or anything in between.

Children’s parties are between 3 and 5 for small children and 5 to 7/8 for older kids.

Festivals and special occasions of any kind are normally celebrated with their unique rituals. But you can always add your distinctive touch to these celebrations.

Any of these occasions, whether for kids or grown-ups, can be made special by giving them a specific theme.

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Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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