Hello, hello! I am trying to spend less time on the computer, which is why this post is so late. I mean to write something soon about having dinner parties.
Here at Seraphic Singles, we are against women asking men out on dates but we are all for women inviting men to their parties, especially dinner parties. For parties, you can spend as much money as you like, dress to kill, cook up a storm, bake cookies, urge a man to have another drink and generally dote on a chap--as long as you are urging and doting on your other guests, too.
Solicitous, attentive behaviour that might scare the living daylights out of a man on a date is completely acceptable in a hostess. You can and should say things like "May I take your coat? What a handsome coat! Can I get you a drink? Please come through to the sitting-room and be introduced!"
Personally, I love to run away with a handsome man's coat. I mean, I did. Before I was married, etc. Ahem.
More on parties tomorrow, I hope.