We are next up in the Dinner Club rotation. In just over three hours, we will welcome three families, ten guests total into our home for an evening of food and drink. Among them: teachers, environmental engineers, foodies, artists, and their tots. For most of the day, I have been preparing for this event. I am tired, sweating, allergic, etc. And I have been thinking about the rules of Dinner Club, which I will post intermittently throughout the rest of the afternoon and evening (in stolen moments), time permitting.
Rule 1. Sunshine.
Rule 2. Especially when you feel an argument brewing, do not mistake Dinner Club for Fight Club.
Rule 3. If the guests are pizzatarians, honor their special dietary needs as best you can.
Rule 4. No moving of furniture inside of 90 minutes to scheduled arrival.
Rule 5. No unplanned painting projects. Note: This is not only a Dinner Club rule, but a rule for any time guests are on their way.
Rule 6. Wolaver’s before, during, and after.