Three Tips for Hosting Any Party


Hosting is an easy task if you have a pattern you can follow each time.  Like anything else, once you set a routine, it’s easy to repeat.  Follow these simple rules to pull together a party in minutes.

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1. Pick your go-to appetizers

One of my favorite ways I learned my go-to appetizers was from a monthly cooking club my girlfriends & I hosted for years.  I love to pick easy appetizers and plus them up with a little something extra.  For example, pigs in a blanket is a super easy appetizer.  Sprinkle your pigs in a blanket with poppy seeds and pair it with a spicy mustard to spice it up.

2. Keep cocktail napkins and paper plates on hand… and of course, a bottle of bubbly

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Being ready for a casual get together is so much easier when you have plates, napkins and a bottle or two to drink on hand.  I love these Kate Spade lookalike paper plates and napkins for almost any event.

3. Invest in flexible platters & glasses for any occasion

Nora Flemming is one of the best platters to invest in particularly if you’re tight on space.  A designer from the Chicagoland area, Nora created beautiful, neutral platters with a teeny hole in them to hold a festive icon.  She’s designed hundreds of icons to choose from so you can easily flex this platter to any season or occasion.


Affectionately known to her friends as Millennial Martha for her love of DIY and decorating, Jen can’t help but pour her heart + soul into everything she touches. She’s loved to entertain since acquiring a table and chairs, and giving gifts is one of her favorite hobbies. Jen is the creator of Girl Meets Party. Her dream is to share her passions with the world in hopes to inspire others by making the seemingly unattainable attainable.

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