Parties Made Easy
Parties Made Easy are an absolute must if you want to enjoy your own party. With all the comings and goings, we schedule our lives to the limit, that sometimes meals are merely an afterthought. Or, we’re so busy we don’t have time to prepare a meal at home, so we go out, or bring foods in.
In addition to the food, make it special by immersing yourself in the particulars: fresh flowers, lots of candles, soft, dim lighting, background music, ribbons around the glass stems, and favors for your guests.
Note: If you want to have parties made easy instead of making yourself crazy, you’ll need to properly balance: the getting ready for it between the enjoying it.....else it won’t be fun. Enjoy the doing of it from start to finish.
I guarantee if you do as much as you can ahead of time, you will have parties made easy and will surely enjoy your own party. Do as much as you possibly can ahead of time, so you’re not still working when your guests arrive.
Say your guests are due to arrive at 6:00. Plan to finish all you need to do by 4:00, so you can have an hour to rest before they arrive and another 45 minutes to an hour to get yourself showered and dressed.
When the doorbell rings, you will be ready and looking forward to your party. If you don’t get that rest in, you will be too tired to enjoy the party and you might even be ready for bed, by the time your guests arrive. So, do make time for a rest.
If you can, enlist the aid of a high schooler on the day of your dinner to help you attend to all the last minute details. While you and your guests are enjoying coffee and dessert, your helper can clear the table, start the dishwasher and tidy up.
Things to do ahead:
If you think you’ll be making more than one pot of coffee, have your filter baskets pre-measured with coffee. When you run out of coffee, all you have to do is fill the pot with water and place the filter in your coffee pot without having to measure from scratch.
Here is a great example of parties made easy: Serving a messy meal? Do as one hostess did when she served us a shrimp meal. She covered her dining room table with lots of newspapers. We guests peeled and ate shrimp (that was before I changed my way of eating) and deposited our peelings right there on the newspaper.
When finished, she rolled up all the mess and tossed it in the trash.
Then, she plucked the centerpiece from the buffet and set it in the center of the table.
Next came coffee and dessert on a clear, glass table. It was really a very simply prepared meal.
Ingredients for a Lovely Dinner
I know I’ve mentioned this a few times already, but it is so absolutely necessary. The secret for parties made easy is to do as much ahead of time as you possibly can.
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