Tried & True

Sunday, December 18, 2016


Whether you're hosting a large gathering or an intimate soiree, give my tried & true party planning tips a try.....  These subtle entertaining basics will go along way in making you & your guests feel ever so comfortable.

Coat Rack.....  We live in a quaint vintage bungalow, which means closet space is limited. My solution is a portable coat rack, ready & waiting for guests as they arrive. Rather than falling back on the standard of stashing coats & scarves in the bedroom on the bed, where inevitably by the end of the night, coats have been tossed around and an accessory seemingly always goes missing, I have found that a coat rack is the perfect alternative. I've purchased this portable coat/clothing rack and it works like a charm. Just be sure you have a Phillips head screwdriver for easy assembly. *From previous personal experience & prior to remedying my coat conundrum, in the morning following our annual Christmas party, we located the very soft & fuzzy scarf of one of our guests in our backyard as our dog decided she wanted it for herself. Since then, the coat rack has been my mainstay!

Guest Towels & Tray.....  Freshly pressed linen hand towels in the powder room look beautiful when you set them out at the start of a party, but by the end of the night, they're typically found sink-side in a wrinkled ball. My solution and I can't stress it enough, is to provide paper guest towels. Guest towels can be as simple (white dinner sized napkins) or elaborate (monogrammed) as desired. Read more suggestions from my previous post -- The Well Appointed Powder Room. *Guests towels & tray make a terrific hostess gift as well.

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