I had my little moment
I had my little moment of "Eureka" this past weekend: throwing a party is so good for one's ego.
Really, think about it. Even if you served hideous food and the party was abominable, polite society would still compliment you.
"The food's great, Pim"
"This is lovely, Pim"
"Thanks for having us at your wonderful party, Pim"
Way better than happy pills if you ask me.