Single? Throw a "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" Party

By

Single? Throw a "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?" Party
This dinner party concept is ALWAYS a hit, and it's a great way to "recycle for the sisterhood"

Here’s a plan for my top pick singles party, called simply “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” I was invited to this kind of party in college and then repeated it later in life, with several variations. Always a huge hit, and anything but ordinary.  Here’s how to: 

Gather some good friends together about a month in advance of the party date to help organize it. The party you’re planning can be fancy or casual. It can be in a private room in a restaurant or it can be at a planner’s home – our most memorable parties were creatively catered, fancy affairs, with flowers, wine, and incredible edibles, but you could probably have just as much fun with this in a bowling alley.

First the planners convene – to plan, of course. Pick the location and the date for the “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” party. (All planners need to be single, available, and well...somewhat adventurous.) Now, each of you writes down on an index card the five character traits or qualities, which you most seek in a date or potential partner.  Sign your name.  Then the cards go in a hat and each planner picks out someone else’s card. Don’t tell whose name you got – it’s a secret! 

It’s now your job to find an ideal party date for the person whose name you drew. You’ll consider the desired qualities or character attributes written on the card, you’ll comb the wide world to find the right date for your person, you’ll extend the invitation, confirming later to avoid any dreadful stand-ups, and that’s it. It’s worth the sweat, just knowing that one of your buddies is combing the wide world, looking for the perfect date for YOU! 

Do you get it? You’ll set up a blind date for one of your buddies, and one of your buddies will set up a blind date for you. You’ll all show up at the party with huge anticipation, perhaps with some stomach butterflies, but you’ll have before you a collection of new, adventurous single friends, and it’s always a memorable blast of a party. Make sure to assemble phone numbers and email addresses of everyone at the party and distribute them to all attendees.  I’ve seen love connections evolve from these parties, and not just among those originally set up together...

Do you have a great singles party concept to share? Do tell!!

More Juicy Content From YourTango:

Article contributed by

Julie Ferman

Dating Coach

Julie Ferman, Founder

www.JulieFerman.com

Awarded Best Matchmaker: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 by iDate and Online Personals Watch

Location: Westlake Village, CA
Credentials: Other
Specialties: Dating/Being Single Support, Life Management, Matchmaking
Other Articles/News by Julie Ferman:

Giving Yourself Too Many Options Can Ruin Your Love Life

By

Freedom is a good thing. Most of us would agree to that. And having a wide variety of options to choose from is ideal, right? Not always. Too many choices or options can actually cause inactivity or paralysis. You may have experienced this phenomenon when trying to decide what to order at a deli that has a 15-page menu. Or at a huge restaurant buffet that ... Read more

Where To Go And How To Magnetize The Right Ones

By

If you’re single, and you’d much rather be in love, then let’s get you out and about to stir things up. Build in some out of the ordinary activities to put you in places where you can be found by great single men who are ready for love to take center stage AND bring your flirt with you. Schedule dates with yourself. Do this daily, or ... Read more

Attention, Ladies! Men Like Women Who Are More Sweet Than Tough

By

If you are striking out with online dating and leaving singles' gatherings without new prospects, it's quite possible that you are shooting out of your league. But how can you know for sure? Do you have what it takes to naturally attract the type of person you typically target? Author and social psychologist, Dr. Larry Davis challenges single men ... Read more

See More

PARTNER POSTS
Latest Expert Videos
Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

Most Popular