A. If you are looking to host a dinner party, but do not have access to three chefs, a live band, or a ballroom, never fear! You do not need all the amenities that are at Lord Kingsley’s disposal in Rhianna to make your gathering a reality. After all, it is the people who are the VIPs of the night, not the food or location.
Our favorite tip for throwing the ultimate party is to keep things simple. Side dishes, or even a main course, that can be prepared ahead of time will allow you more time to socialize with your guests, and help keep you stress-free. Remember, your mood will set the tone of the evening, so keep the champagne on hand!
An iPod with a playlist of your favorite party music will allow for impromptu dancing by candlelight. And a guest list of not a few, handsome gentlemen – lords, preferably – will ensure that your dinner party is the social event of the season!
— Amanda L.V. Shalaby, author of Rhianna