Domestic Goddess: 4 Easy Ways to be a Superb Party Hostess
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Grace Kelly might be known for throwing the best festive and themed parties back in the day, but that doesn't mean you can't throw a party while you're at it.
For now, you can only think of the usual birthdays, weekend gatherings and holiday celebrations like Christmas, New Year and Easter that your superwoman mom prepared. If that’s the case, don’t make an excuse to just lax on the preparation and just keeping in mind the countless details for your next get-together at home. ‘Cause hosting one is equal parts fun and back-breaking; that’s undeniable!
So to speak, to be an expert in hosting a party right in your digs or elsewhere can be learned. In fact, anyone can be a fun party hostess that your guests will love and never forget! Two keys are trying to do what’s best and taking in the know-hows from others.
Now, add these smart tips to your to-learn list and you’ll be ready to invite family, friends and acquaintances to your very own party once again.
PLANNING IS THE KEY
An upcoming party in mind? Begin with planning. Take note that preparation is of the essence. And a detailed checklist might just help a lot.
Time and date? Have you thought whom to invite? Should there be a theme? What to serve? In the living room, dining area or porch? The seating arrangement. Music. Crockery. Linens. It can be tiring, yes. Prepping all things for a perfect time for your guests in the party? Another yes!
HAPPY TO SERVE
Enjoy yourself and say the same thing to your guests. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin remarked that “to invite a person to your house is to take charge of his happiness as long as he is beneath your roof.” So, let them feel they’re welcome. Smile. Be hospitable. And complete any occasion with some humor on the side. Have fun! Everything’s going on smoothly until…. someone comes along uninvited… a friend spills chocolate icing on your beige couch… your cousin’s kid breaks one of your modern drinking glasses. What do you do? Relax! Don’t be too control-freak. Be gracious ‘cause that’s a great take-home for your guests. Remember that tension has no place in your event. Be patient and just go with the flow. It’ll pay off.
TAKE THE CHILL PILL
Everything’s going on smoothly until…. someone comes along uninvited… a friend spills chocolate icing on your beige couch… your cousin’s kid breaks one of your wine glass. What do you do? Relax! Don’t be too control-freak. Be gracious ‘cause that’s a great take-home for your guests. Remember that tension has no place in your event. Be patient and just go with the flow. It’ll pay off.
If you really need help in the kitchen and your visitors offer to lend a hand, maybe get some help with salad or appetizers if you’re planning a five course dinner or spread. Don’t be hesitant. Admit that you’ll have to call for support especially if your party is not heavily catered. Just believe that teamwork can make any party work!
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