The Host Who Expects Too Much of His Friends and Is Disappointed
Nobody is on time. The truffle manicotti is getting cold. When the first guest arrives, it's painfully obvious that Lone Star doesn't pair with red sauce. Ends up eating a disproportionately large amount of their own dish. Is furious about it. Vows to never do this again, for at least three weeks.
The College-Aged Host Who's Mainly Throwing the Party to Save Money
Everyone loves beans and rice, right? Guy who brings cheap beer is his best-friend guest.
The Dude Who Didn't Bring Enough for Everyone
Yes, your eight homemade mini-calzones are delicious, but now there is a steak-knife fight over the last one, because the friend of a friend ate the first three.
The Girl Whose Dish Just Needs Another 30mins in the Oven
It's almost ready, except it isn't at all ready. And won't be for another 29mins.
Rick's awesome. And he brought beer, and money, and good looking friends of friends for everyone!
Dan Gentile is a staff writer on Thrillist's national food and drink team. He is usually the guy who brings beer, chips and salsa dude, Whole Foods guy, or the soup maker that one time he was feeling ambitious. Follow him to the best tortilla chips you can buy at @Dannosphere.