I need some help understanding the etiquette when dealing with a pretty informal weekly gathering at my house. For the past couple of years, a group of friends have been getting together at my house to watch the show “Game of Thrones”. This is a fun group, but after last year, I was feeling a bit burnt out on hosting & I think it was because I was overextending myself. I’ve addressed two things that were bugging me and need help on the third:
The question I have is about seating. We need to either drag over dining room chairs or throw blankets/pillows on the floor. There are a couple of people that always claim the best spots. I don’t mind sitting on the floor every once in a while, but every time was kind of peeving me. When I have a dinner party, I take the proverbial short end of the stick (the chipped plate, the squished spot, the over-cooked piece, etc), but wonder if this applies with this kind of regular, informal group. So my question is this: Should the host always take the worst accommodations, or should I pull a Sheldon and claim my favorite chair? Is there a way to tell the couch hogs to take a turn on the floor or just let people sit where they want?