I have loved hosting parties for as long as I can remember. Over the years, I have learned that not everyone has this same passion for planning and hosting events. For many people it brings on great stress and anxiety. Maybe this includes you. Or maybe you like to host parties, but need some shortcuts to make it easier for you to host with your busy life. Whichever best describes your situation, I want to help you overcome the obstacles of hosting and share with you my tips on how to create a fun party atmosphere and enjoy it too without stress.
Hosting parties started years ago for me. My first dinner party was junior year of high school. At Christmas time I decided I wanted to have a dinner with my friends. The table was formally set for 15 teenagers. I hosted this dinner party annually from the time I was 16 years old until I was 26 years old. During that time, I started to host many other parties and my friends always enjoyed seeing what I had planned.
In college, my major was event planning and music business management. I had the opportunity to intern for a fabulous woman who did event planning for the music industry. I attended college in Nashville, so I was immersed into the music industry. WHAT an amazing experience! During the summers I worked for a catering company, which catered to a large arena outside of Chicago. I also worked for a production company that set up lighting and staging for festivals. I was exposed to all sorts of events and learned how to organize, plan and execute effectively.
I will put this experience to use and help you:
- Create a party theme
- Select a menu
- Decorate without breaking your party budget
- Entertain your guests with ease
I hope that my ideas and plans will change the way you feel about hosting parties and soon you’ll be offering to host a party, just because you enjoy it and you enjoy seeing your guests having fun. With practice, you’ll be running the best parties among your friends and they will be eager to attend your next get together.
Let’s get YOUR party started!