With the cooler weather and holiday spirit, we're in prime dinner party season. It's much cozier to stay in, share some drinks and good moments with friends, and save some pennies. There's a lot of thought that goes into a dinner party, so if you're looking to save a little time, here's a readymade playlist that will allow you to forget mixing songs and get back to mixing drinks.The perfect dinner party mix should be upbeat but not overstimulating, and the vocals shouldn't distract guests from conversation. With this in mind, these twenty-one tunes should put you well on the way to having a good dinner gathering. Hopefully there's a little something in here for everyone: new, old, electronic, rock, folk, French, Spanish, English, dancy, calm, and a dash of the blues and soul to round out the evening.
Carolyn is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a lover of all things colorful and quirky. She grew up in Texas and settled in Chicago by way of L.A., England and Paris. Currently, she is a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology.
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