As I write this post, I am again 3 hours away from home celebrating an early Christmas with family members. It has been a month of travel and I have lots on my mind to prepare for a party I am hosting this weekend. What to do when you are on a deadline and running out of time fast? Here are my tried and true entertaining tips:
Plan the MENU and Keep it Simple
Select your party frock and have everything (down to the jewelry) prepared to don
Order as much ahead as possible – food/drink/hors’douevres
Set the table a day in advance with placecards for guests or labeling menu items
Schedule help in the form or a caterer or wait staff….you will need it!
Schedule a spa day the next afternoon – again you will need it!
Prep the morning-after breakfast. I love to have a fritatta or bagels and loxx ready for easy prep the next day.
Remember the more you plan in advance, the more fun you can have at your own party….isnt’ that what it’s all about?
See more of my holiday party shortcut photos on my Pinterest board HOLIDAYS