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How to Host a Couples-only Party

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While Valentine’s Day may have officially ended, you can always continue to celebrate the love you have in your life by hosting a couples-only party with a few close friends. Here are some tips on how to host a relaxing night of entertainment for you and your spouse’s married friends.

Who to Invite

Before you start preparing for your party, draft a guest list. Discuss with your husband if the two of you want to invite couples that you know extremely well, or friends and their partners whom you’ve never met and want to get to know.

Inviting people who you and your husband are comfortable with, on the one hand, ensures a smooth-sailing dinner party. You’ve all met each other before and can enjoy inside jokes and reminisce about times past. On the other hand, inviting friends and their partners whom you’re not particularly close to allows you and your husband to gain new friends. You might just find a new member for your book club or your husband might find himself a new golf partner.

Photo from William Arthur Fine Stationery via flickr. CC BY-ND 2.0


Once you’ve finally decided whom you want to invite, send out your invitations. For something more formal, a printed or hand-written card would set the tone for the evening, while an online invitation or phone call would establish that you’re hosting a casual gathering.

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