Being a host is a very important part of being a gentleman. And, it doesn’t come easy. Sure, your charisma and a even a general interest in whom your entertaining is important, but it’s not everything.
Here’s a few quick tips:
Know what they like to drink and have it ready.
Clean up and straighten up beforehand.
Have a fun story or two to tell in the hopper.
Look your best.
Read or catch up on things that interest them so you can speak to their interests. President Tesdy Roosevelt used to do this every night before he expected a special guest in the White House.
Most of all, just enjoy the company. Life’s too short not to.