I like to think of myself as pretty organized. I mean, I host a lot of parties and dinners, so I have to be planned out. Then I went to my friend Leslie’s house. Wow – I have a lot to learn. She has a business called All Your Ducks In A Row, where she goes into homes and businesses to bring order into people’s lives. She showed me a thing or two about party organization. It was enlightening.
Because she’s so clean and tidy (that was her college nickname, by the way!), Leslie likes to use all white. And I’m talking all white. White dinner napkins, white cocktail napkins, white plates, white towels, white serve ware, white flowers, you get the idea. It makes it super easy and takes any difficulty out of planning for matching colors.
So, we decided to join forces for an epic dinner party. Leslie was going to show me how to be a little more organized and I was going to show her how to add some color and spunk into entertaining.
How to organize party gear
Setting up a place where your guests can serve their own drinks is essential – it gives you more time to greet and mingle with your guests.
An organized hostess is a happy hostess and a happy hostess means happy guests! Many thanks to my friend Leslie – may we all strive to be tidy entertainers!