The more you entertain the more you realize, the mood you set, is just as important as the food you serve. One way to make sure the mood is right is to follow our 5 “Be” Attitudes for a Happy Hostess.
Planning an event can be stressful, so here’s our best advice for your next party!
Keep it small – with an intimate gathering you can connect with your guests – that’s the goal, right?
Decide what style of party (cocktail, dinner, brunch, wine tasting, dessert party) works for your entertaining style, schedule and space.
Pick your party date and send your invites out asap as calendars tend to fill up quickly.
Personalize your party with special touches, e.g., a “wow” tablescape, a welcome signature cocktail, thoughtful favors. By taking the time to make your guests feel special, your party will be transformed from a party into an unforgettable experience.
Create a party plan that allows you to prepare most everything ahead of time, so you can be a guest at your own party and enjoy sharing time with loved ones.
If you like these tips we have lots more in our book Plan to Party! It contains strategies, tools, checklists and actual Party Plans for simple and special entertaining.