Declare a dress code for your party, even if it is just something simple, like “cocktail party dress”. Setting a dress code has two major advantages; first, it helps your guests figure out what to wear, and also what to expect at your party. We have all been in the position where we have worried whether we would be over or under-dressed because a host hasn’t set our expectations. Secondly, when we get dressed up, we act differently. The way we act when we dress for a cocktail party is different than how we act for a casual games night, for example. Helping your guests by giving them a suggested manner of dress will help them prepare for your party and know what to expect, and will help you throw the type of party you want to throw.