If you are lucky enough to have an extremely musically talented composer brother (like I am), than you can get serenaded during family dinner parties by the sweet trill of the piano keys. If not, you’ll most likely need a killer playlist to get you through the evening and keep a gentle lull in the background of dinner conversation. See after the jump for instructions for putting together the perfect dinner party playlist…
The perfect dinner party playlist has several key characteristics:
- Songs should flow smoothly from one to another.
- Keep profanities and loud jarring lyrics to a minimum. They shouldn’t distract from the dinner conversation.
- Songs shouldn’t be too fast or too slow.
- Compilations make good mixes such as the Garden State or Love Actually soundtrack, but a little variety to please all guests is good too.
One of my favorite playlists are Bossa Nova Covers, you can find them on Youtube. Here is one of my loved ones
What are your go-to dinner party songs?