When is the Party Over?

When is the Party Over?

Bethany Adams
Nov 29, 2010

Clearly not mid-conga line! As we continue Entertaining Month here at Apartment Therapy, I've been thinking about the end of a party. I love entertaining and enjoy having people over to my home, but, once in a while there are a few guests who overstay their welcome and force me to yawn theatrically or start doing the dishes in order to get them to see that the party is actually over.

Now, I'm not talking about your best friends who stay late to help clean up and gossip about the night's goings-on. I'm talking about the acquaintances you enjoy spending time with, but would rather not be seen in your pajamas by (which is my last ditch attempt at ending a party—believe it or not, this has actually failed).

So, I'm curious—how do you know when a party is over and what do you do to gently give lingering guests the hint?

Photo Credit: Best Week Ever

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