I recently attended a milestone birthday party at the home of a family who takes huge pride and delight in entertaining. Whenever this family hosts a gathering, I try hard not to miss, because I feel downright pampered from the moment I enter their space. They often hang special lanterns at the door, signaling the specialness of the evening. The food is always ample and superb, and lively, but not intrusive music pipes in the background, enhancing the overall mood. These hosts also don’t skimp on little details, like whimsical cocktail napkins placed on the wet bar, and placing one or two large tubs of drinks within easy reach for guests to help themselves.