Pssst... wanna know a secret?
This is THE KEY to a successful party. What? You think I'm crazy? Try it yourself. Over the past year I have been conducting a quiet experiment and the results are incontrovertible. No matter how much they claim to be foodies, people love chips and dip. At the past two parties I have hosted, people have huddled around the bowls with the chip and dip as if it were manna from heaven. You needed dynamite to get in amongst them. These are adult people. People who advocate low-fat diets, exercise, and send their kids to school with carrot sticks and yogurt in their lunches.
Lest you think I'm a lousy host or a bad cook, both parties featured a wide array of edibles, healthy and not, highbrow and low, sweet and savory. But it's the chips and dip that get them, every time.