The Party-Thrower's Guide to...Everything
What's the Best Time to Throw a Party?
Saturday night. It gives me the day to get things together.
Guests are most relaxed on Saturday night. And you get the best attendance.
Saturday night is the hardest night of the week to do a party. It's like New Year's Eve—people expect more. And they stay past my bedtime. Sunday afternoon is hands down the best time. Lunch is easier to make than dinner, and everyone's relaxed after their day off Saturday. People can come around 1, and I can serve a one-course meal—something easy like sandwiches or a frittata—and a nice dessert, and everyone's on their way by 4.
Sunday night. Because Saturdays are always too busy, and Fridays are too complicated. And a lot of people are free on Sundays.