Can you actually have fun at a party if you’re a host? Does the notion of entertaining give you paralysis for weeks prior to an event? It really, really, doesn’t have to be so stressful. If you keep this number on tip in mind, every party you host will be a hit. You’ll actually begin to enjoy them yourself! Before you know it, you’ll be looking for excuses to entertain.
The secret is realizing that the number one reason to entertain is to bring family, friends, neighbors and coworkers together to simply enjoy one another’s company. Sound too easy? It’s really that simple. It’s not about the centerpiece, the menu, napkin colors or invitations. It’s about people coming together to make memories.
Surely, if you approach entertaining with that in mind, you can peel away the stress and realize being the host can also blend with being the guest. With a little advance planning and a commitment to keeping things simple, you’ll be on your way to developing your own entertaining style!
Make a short to do list and ask around for the easiest tips to checking off your items. Evites are increasingly common, super easy and inexpensive. When guests inevitably as what they can bring, give them a suggestion for an easy appetizer to make or purchase. They’ll feel included and you’ll have rid yourself of one of the biggest tasks! Just keep a list of who is bringing what and you’ll have a table full of food in no time. Order wine from Gold Medal Wine Club and arrange to pick up beer and ice the day before the party. Napkins, cups, chips and nuts as well as some fresh greenery from the garden is all you need for the perfect setting. Light some candles, turn on the music and enjoy!