Create a Dinner-Party Playlist
Fail-safe music suggestions.
“You don’t want abrupt transitions, because you want the music to enhance the dinner, not distract from it,” say Eric Ferguson and Kathy Hart, cohosts of the Eric and Kathy Morning Show on the MIX, 101.9 f.m., in Chicago.
And make sure the music isn’t too loud. Press Play and walk into another room ― if you can hear the music with the door closed, turn it down.
Here, suggestions from Ferguson, Hart, and Julie Pryor, a Los Angeles–based event planner.
- Fields of Gold: The Best of Sting
- The Very Best of Frank Sinatra
- The Very Best of Louis Armstrong
- The Best of Van Morrison
- The Big Chill
- Garden State
- Love Actually (for the holidays)