Happy Tuesday everyone! It’s crazy that we are already getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. November and December always seem to fly by so quickly, don’t they? Before we know it, we will be getting ready for New Years! To me, one of the best parts about this time of year is the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. I always try to remember these are the times you should cherish. Although holidays can be stressful, especially if you are the hostess, there are a few tips to avoid that anxiety. I have learned over many years of event planning the best ways help things run smoothly and to even enjoy yourself as a hostess!
- Set the Right Mood: Nothing is more important than setting the right mood for your guests. That being said make sure to greet everyone. Smile! Being your warm and friendly self is important and will set the event off on the right foot. Nothing is worse than a frazzled host. Always make sure your guests are comfortable and have a drink in hand!
- Dress to Impress: When I say this, I mean dress in whatever makes you feel your best. Confidence is the key to any outfit and that rings true with being a hostess, as well. If you feel good, your guests will feel good!
- Preparation is Key: Do anything you can the day before! That means any kitchen prep and even decor. I like getting the decor done the day before because it frees up more time the day of. Even setting the table can save some key time and stress!
- Don’t Forget the Bar: It is always good to have a variety at holiday parties when it comes to drinks. Wine and beer are usually safe, but it can be festive to have a signature cocktail in addition to the usuals. Sangria can also be a fun, easy alternative and ALWAYS have champagne handy!
- Perspective is Everything: Always remember at the end of the day holidays are about spending time with the ones you love most. Sometimes it’s best to take a step back and remember that!
Those are my top 5 tips for being the best hostess you can be! What are yours? Let me know in the comments below!