UPDATED May 30th, 2018
While you may prefer the amped-up sound of rap and rock for a good time with your friends, with dinner it’s different. If you find your guests are tapping their feet to the beat and playing air guitar at the table, your playlist is wrong. A background music dinner-party playlist should include songs that don’t thump or crescendo too much and as a whole it should flow well into one another. The goal is to allow your guests to calmly enjoy the taste of all that hard work you put into preparing the food and participate in conversation without having to raise their voice over the music.