Tag: parties

Organizing a Housewarming Party: What to serve

As soon as you are settled in your new house, the odds are that you will want to display your pride and joy to the world and invite your friends to a housewarming party. Here are a few ideas to help ensure that your housewarming party is a success. Essentials It is usually best to […]

Tales of a Party: Fairy Fest 2011

Have you ever had a party with low attendance because everyone else had the same party date? Happens all the time with all the big holidays and some of the smaller ones, too. Next time, be the happy guest at your friend’s party and let open your own home for a lesser-known holiday on another […]

Precious’s Birthday – Going to the Dogs

My dog is turning 2 this Wednesday, April 13th, so we are going to hold a birthday party for her at my sorority house. Now, I’m sure a lot of people think this is stupid because she is just a dog… but since everyone in my sorority really likes her, we thought it would be […]

Nibbles & Bites: Lessons From a Party

Learning never stops–it’s one of the few constants in life. I find that whether it’s something as simple as a new flavor combination or a more efficient way to complete a task, the kitchen offers plenty of opportunities the learn something new. Even if it’s what NOT to do! Last weekend I hosted a small […]

Nibbles & Bites: The Naughty & Nice Party

Also known as a Heaven & Hell or Angel & Devil Party, this style of Valentine’s Party is a good way to bring both couples and singles together in a fun, low-pressure environment and have a little fun. Invitations will ask the guests to come as either angels or devils. Now, depending on your friends […]

Nibbles & Bites: A Superbowl Party for the Non-Fans

It’s no secret that I like to plan parties. (Sometimes the planning is even more fun than the execution, but only rarely.) Unfortunately, my imagination and notebooks sometimes contain more ideas than I can always accommodate on the calendar. Such is the case with this most recent party idea. Rather than hoard the idea for […]

Nibbles & Bites: How Much Food?

I’m helping a friend coordinate the food for an upcoming Open House and it brought to mind a common question when planning food for a party: how much to make or buy? I often say that a [Southern, especially] hostess’ worst nightmare is to run out of food. Food is synonymous with hospitality and just […]

Nibbles & Bites: The Omelet Station

This weekend was my not-exactly-annual BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) Party and it was a little different than the others I’ve hosted in the past. For one thing, it was ON Halloween instead of the weekend before (the reason being that carved pumpkins don’t last that long down here in Florida’s humidity) and it was […]

Nibbles & Bites: The Party’s Over

Put down that calendar! Before you plan your next party, how about spending some time going over the one that just finished to see what worked, what didn’t and what could have been better. The Guests Look back over your guest list, this time concentrating on the ones who came. Did anyone make a fool […]

Nibbles & Bites: the RSVP

Répondez s’il vous plaît. Please respond. Such a simple concept but something that is so often overlooked. RSVP, whether placed as corner copy on a larger invitation or as a separate response card intended to be returned by mail, is a simple request that your guests let you, as host[ess], know who will attend and […]