The best parties mix the right personalities who arrive ready to meet, mingle, and connect. What are the secrets to pulling together the perfect party crowd?
 Invite characters. We’ve all got people in our lives that are unique. They love attention and live to socialize. Have at least one person like this on your guest list. They will take the pressure off you as the host, and hold court telling funny stories, acting wild, or dancing up a storm.
 Invite that person you just met and found to be fascinating. It will do a lot for your budding friendship, and give others someone new to talk to (or talk about!).
 Think about romantic alliances. Nothing is more compelling to a single person that having the opportunity to meet a potential love who has been sanctioned by the group. Have more than one candidate to keep things interesting. And tell only one person about the other, otherwise it could be too much pressure on both parties.
 Ask guests to bring along someone fun. It’s fantastic meeting friends of friends, especially the ones you’ve been hearing about.
 Have old friends that have moved away? Invite them back into the fold. Everyone will have fun catching up, and a party is a perfectly good reason to head back home for a weekend. If your friends can stay with you and help with the party, even better!