When you're considering having a few friends over to dinner, which evenings of the week come to mind? Friday night, perhaps, after the pressures of the work week are finished, or Saturday (not a school night either). But what about Monday night? A blogger I enjoy recently made a case for Monday night dinner parties, and here's why.
Monday night may be the last night that you would usually think to host a dinner party or have friends over. The week has just begun; the relaxed vibe of the weekend is gone, right? Well, perhaps not. Emily of EmilyStyle points out three reasons to host a dinner on Monday night:
• 1. The host or hostess has the whole weekend to prep for the party, without actually giving up any of their weekend nights. If you choose a make-ahead menu (more on that this week) you could have practically the entire dinner ready ahead of time.
• 2. Emily also claims that it's easy to invite guests, because who has plans on a Monday night?
• 3. And finally, no one feels any pressure to stick around late. You can have a nice dinner at 7pm, a couple glasses of wine or a cocktail, and a relaxed dessert, but still be home and all finished by 10pm. Less pressure for guests, and for the host.
• Read more: To Do: Monday Nights at EmilyStyle
What do you think? Could Monday night be your new Friday?
Related: Entertaining: Make-Ahead Tips for Dinner Parties
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