Inviting guests over can be a daunting task. Of course you have to tackle the cleaning, the menu planning, the shopping, the meal preparation, and setting up the dining area. You need to make sure the living room, study, and outdoor areas are well equipped for your guests to relax in. On top of that, you had better prepare the bar so that everyone can make whatever drinks they prefer. And if your food does not turn out well, you may as well have just forgotten the whole idea and paid for a dinner out. But more than everything else, being the hostess with the mostest, you need look the part, too.
To ensure that folks who attend your dinner party will go home and talk about you (in a good way) for days or weeks afterward, be sure to wear your finest. Now, we are not saying that in the middle of scrubbing the bathroom or basting your turkey you should be dressed to the nines. No, far from it. But when it comes time to serve and sit down at the dining table, you need to be wearing your very finest jewelry. There is nothing wrong with dressing to impress, and that includes your accessories.
Of course, when the dinner has concluded, it may be time to shed a few pieces. Be mindful of where you have set down your finest pieces, and then get to work on the cleanup. Mastering this balancing act of impeccable hostess with model-like grace will earn you a reputation as capable of throwing the finest dinner parties. If you use your jewelry to accentuate your grace, it will only help you attain that reputation. However, not having fine jewelry during a dinner party will accomplish the opposite. Do not be afraid of showing your best during dinner parties at your own home. By the same token, when you go to a dinner party at someone else’s home, try not to show them up with your fine jewelry. But, when you are inviting others over into your home, show them your very best.