Guests always appreciate a little order, especially on a special occasion where guests may feel inclined to toast the guest of honor. Grab the bull by the horns and designate someone in advance to begin the dinner with a welcome to thank guests for being there. Also designate someone to conclude the dinner with a toast to the guest of honor. This toast may invite others who would like to also say a few words. If no one else speaks, it will serve as the perfect conclusion to the evening. For Kristin's party
, Kristin welcomed her guests and thanked them for traveling from all over the country to celebrate her 30th. Her husband concluded the evening with a heartfelt toast and invitation for all guests to join them for drinks at the afterparty down the road!