We’ve partnered with Stella Artois to host Genius Recipes dinners in some of our favorite cities across the country. At each dinner, we're asking guests to share their favorite hosting tips. Today, it’s all about that bass, er, dinner party music.
Whether you are serving dinner for four or fourteen, planning the meal in advance—amassing the proper ingredients, picking successful recipes, prepping when you can—makes the night that much more enjoyable (see: mingling with an always-full glass of wine as opposed to covered in a flour-covered apron).
In the midst of setting the table and arranging stems and mixing a batched cocktail and lighting candles in the bathroom, and...(you know that feeling), choosing a cohesive, lengthy, and pleasing mix of music isn't normally top of mind.
Next time, don't touch the record player or pull up a random album on iTunes—we did the heavy liftng for you. Here is the mash-up of our most recent guests' favorite dinner party songs (all 75 were crowd-sourced from our Genius Recipes dinners in New York City and San Francisco). You won't run out of music—even into the wee hours of the night—and your dinner party will be the one everyone's still talking about next week.
Listen to both New York City's and San Francisco's playlists here, and then pick one for your next night:
First photo by James Ransom, second by Harry Kong
What's your favorite track (or album) for a dinner party? Tell us in the comments below!
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