Tips for Hosting a Successful Party

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Those who know me currently might laugh at this post’s title, considering the fact that I am totally not a party person. I have a great time when I attend parties but I really prefer not to be the one in charge.

The funny thing is, despite my discomfort at being the hostess, I admit I have put on some pretty enjoyable get-togethers over the years. Yes, even introverts can throw a good party.

Here are a few of the tips that keep me sane and my guests happy:

  1. Open floor space and adequate seating really helps people enjoy themselves and be comfortable. Because we have a small house, that usually means moving furniture around.
  2. Set the mood with some background music.
  3. Need photos? Ask a guest or two to snap some pics. It’s too tough to be hostess AND photographer.
  4. Most parties will “run” themselves – get friends together and they are sure to chat and laugh the night away. I have loosened up on the planning and just let my parties “go natural.”
  5. Food, food, food. Really….who needs games or fancy decorations if you’ve got plenty of good food for guests to snack on? I concentrate MOST of my pre-party energies on the food, and it always pays off.

We didn’t throw a SuperBowl party this past weekend, but I did whip up some Big Game style food for my family. What better than buffalo chicken and blue cheese to celebrate football (even if you’re not celebrating football…)?

Curious about the recipes? I’ve got recipes for the Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Cresents and the Blue Cheese Cole Slaw that we made this weekend with Tyson’s Any’tizers. Holy cow, were they good!

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About Lolli

Lolli has written 3042 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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