Entertaining is defined as engaging others in a fun and often non-confrontational way. This may be achieved through the arts and sciences or more traditional interpersonal etiquette. It can be as simple as a quick hello and goodbye or as involved as a family reunion. The latter may be more of a challenge than the former. It can also be a balancing act between time and budget. The key to ensuring your next meeting or gathering is a pleasant and productive one is to keep your ear to the ground. The following tips and tricks will help ensure your next soiree is the best that it can be.