A dinner party is a way to get friends (or family) together in an informal setting. There are a few things that you can do to help create and maintain a relaxed atmosphere.
First, it is important to have food and drinks that are comfortable and easy to eat. You want the guests to be able to socialize, not be too distracted by the food or drink.
Secondly, guests should be able to talk with one another without being interrupted as often as possible. This means turning down any background music or television that might drown out their words.
Lastly, it’s important for guests not feel pressured into having conversations with people they don’t know well or at all.