weekend idea: play hostess!

Happy Friday!! Hope everyone had a great week!

Need a fun idea for this weekend? Why not invite some friends over and host a gathering at your place? Since the season is changing, there’s plenty to catch up on with friends and a small dinner party is the perfect platform. Here are some tips to make your get-together a success:

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Hosting a full meal? A great tip for centerpieces: put some candlesticks in your empty wine bottles for a nice touch!

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Fresh flowers are perfect for all occasions. Don’t have any vases lying around? A mason jar or funky glassware can always be used as a substitute. Always be creative! Just make sure your flower arrangement is low enough so guests can still see each other across the table.

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Our lives revolve around technology these days – so how exciting would it be to receive a beautiful invitation via snail mail? Handmade invitations (if time permits…) are a wonderful personal touch when hosting. They can also be fun to create!

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Don’t wait for people to arrive to turn on the music! Keep the music on to set the atmosphere. I also recommend putting together a playlist beforehand so you don’t have to be concerned with switching songs or Pandora ads.

A few more suggestions:

  • Survey your guests beforehand about food and drink preferences, allergies, etc.
  • Prepare ahead of time – set the table and bar area, make any cold food items or think of any other tasks you can complete at least the night before
  • Make sure your bathroom is well-stocked for guests

Do you have any hostess tips? Let me know in the comments section below!

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