Dessert after dinner?

I'm thinking of throwing a dinner party. Do I serve dessert immediately after dinner before the guests get up from the table, or do I wait, let them walk around and mingle/socialize, and then call them back to the table for dessert? I really don't know--never been to a 'real' dinner party! And... show more I'm thinking of throwing a dinner party. Do I serve dessert immediately after dinner before the guests get up from the table, or do I wait, let them walk around and mingle/socialize, and then call them back to the table for dessert? I really don't know--never been to a 'real' dinner party!

And what if I have a man over for dinner? Same thing?
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