Meeting & greeting guests at your groupmuse
Help guests feel welcome and get the party started off right. As guests arrive, introduce yourself as the host and let them know about anything they should know about your place (is it a shoes-off home?). If you can, introduce them to one of the other guests to help them get comfortable. Once you get enough conversations started, the party will start to have a life of its own and you can relax a bit. It feels good to help people meet new friends!
Pay special attention to the musicians. They have delicate instruments and may request a private area to warm up and prepare to play. They should arrive at least half an hour before the music is scheduled to start.