be With Us: Entertaining Tips & Tricks

“Putting themes together and hosting parties doesn’t light me up……” -Elizabeth

The Lazy Gal’s Guide to Entertaining:

  • Always keep pantry staples on hand: fancy crackers, cheese, nuts, olives, and dried fruit.
  • Have a plan in place for stashing coats, shoes and hostess gifts. On that note, consider telling your guests in advance if you’re a shoes-off in the house family. Hint: Press play to hear the most mortifying sock/shoe debacle!)
  • Bust out the fancy hand soaps and towels. Then hide them away when you don’t have guests.
  • Clear the kitchen counter, empty the trash and dishwasher before the guests come over.
  • Order the food. Take all of that prep off of your plate, so to speak, and focus on pretty presentation. Turn on the tunes, and light a candle. Your guests may not remember what you served but they will always remember how you made them feel.
  • Create a kid-space! Crayons, goldfish, and juice boxes are always a win, and a stool in the bathroom is a very nice touch.
  • Prep the powder room – wipe everything down quickly, stock the TP and bust out the Poo-Pouri…. just in case.