Sunday, December 23, 2012
More than one guest asked how could I pull off a party after working all day; another remarked how difficult it was to decorate for another theme at Christmas, and Mel simply asked why are you doing this? Well, the End of the World theme doesn't present itself, hopefully, too often. Underlying all the questions was concern about the stresses of planning, preparing, and hosting a party. The answer is this: I enjoy the creative elements, the execution, and most of all the camaraderie shared during the event. Everyone has a worry about a party: will all show up? (I had 'no shows' - no worries - simply no further invitations), will the food turn out alright? ( some people eat gluten free; some like it hot; some not) will the guests mesh? ( it's one night, people - not a lifetime). Don't stress - just party. Someone said they wanted to have a party but didn't know what to do. Just go for it. Read my blog for ideas or hire The Party Bee for some or all elements. So put 'party' into your vocabulary and as my tagline says entertain more often, less infrequently; more imaginatively, less expensively; more assuredly, less stressfully in 2013. Happy New Year!!!