The biggest fear of a party host is if no one ends up going to the party, so to make sure that the place is packed, we keep the guest list long by inviting everyone we know.
But the more people you invite, the more costly your party becomes. You need to feed more people, prepare more gift bags, and find a bigger venue, among other things.
What’s the number for an intimate party? It depends on what you feel is a good number. Some families are so used to throwing big parties, that a small party for them is 100 guests, while some need to just invite 10 people and fit everyone in one room. The magic number depends on what makes you (and your budget!) comfortable.
Keeping the guest list short and intimate comes with a lot of benefits: