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:
- 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.
- Set the mood with some background music.
- Need photos? Ask a guest or two to snap some pics. It’s too tough to be hostess AND photographer.
- 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.”
- 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…)?
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