Hey Randi, The last post on entertaining was all about the lead-up. This post is about the lead-up as well, but a slightly different angle. I want to talk about planning a menu. There are piles and piles of functional and unimaginative ideas out there. Spaghetti, caesar salad, and garlic bread was a mainstay of … Continue reading That’s entertainment: Planning the menu
Here is the first post of the first series of “Messes.”
Sometimes I’ll visit someone’s house and they do something really well (they have the perfect lighting in the living room, or there’s a candle burning in the bathroom, for example) — or, more often, I’ll do something not-so-well when someone is visiting me (how many times do I have to remind myself to put a hand towel in the bathroom??). I’ll make a little note in my head about what works, and what doesn’t work when hosting guests. It’s not like I’ll pull this list out every time I have people over, but I want these things to become second nature, so that I’m not following the rules of being a good host … I just am a good host.
Phew. Does that make sense? Continue reading “That’s entertainment: Planning a dinner party”