When you host, have the most...fun. Invite your guests into the foyer and twirl just enough to let the light twinkle across your sequins. See if you can mix them a cocktail without receiving a compliment, then accept graciously as if you didn't know it was coming.
Parties like this are too good to pass up. Good food, good friends, good drinks. Now you have yet another excuse to entertain every week instead of every month.