New job or retirement
To say “Welcome Home”
You mastered a new recipe
Summer is finally over and the weather is finally cooling down. Cue the backyard dinner party!
It’s football season, baby! Get out the chips and dip.
You got new pillows at HomeGoods and you need to show them off.
The kids are finally in school again! Time to kick-back and relax with friends.
You’re about to move away and want to say goodbye to all your family and friends with a killer soirée!
You need to clean out your closet
It’s Friday. Or Saturday. Or Tuesday. Whatever day it is, you’re craving some actual face time with the people you love most.
Your sibling or friend wants to introduce you to their new significant other.
You just got back from an amazing vacation and want to re-create some of the cuisines you tasted while traveling.
An old friend you haven’t seen in forever is in town.
Your first wine club shipment has arrived, and you want to attempt a few wine pairings, a la Martha Stewart’s pairing tips.
You’ve taken a cocktail-making class and are eager to show off your new skills as a bartender.
Reality show watch party
Mercury is finally NOT in retrograde! Time to celebrate!
Say nice things about other people
Make friends with friends-of-friends
Be aware of cultural differences
Be a good listener
Stay in touch
Increase your self-confidence
Be aware of your body language
Don’t be aggressive
Join social networks
Classmates or colleagues are potential besties