I am so thrilled to share with you my “Budget Summer Cocktail Party” in the July issue of Better Home and Gardens. If you are looking for some ideas for the 4th of July- check it out!
As you all know, I am not one to shy away from hosting a party at my home - in fact it happens several times a month! I adore the intimacy that is created within one’s own home - it is much more personal than going out to a restaurant (and more affordable too.) I love to put my personal touches on my get togethers.
Better Homes and Gardens asked me to share some of my tips and tricks to being the hostess with the mostest -for the leastest! For the occasion, I threw an Asian-inspired cocktail party for $74.05. It is truly all about getting creative and having fun with it.
Instead of getting the most expensive wine - why not make an easy personalized label on a bargin but refreshing wine? Swapping a huge bouquet of flowers for a centerpiece of bright fruit and a few delicate floating flowers is equally lovely for a fraction of the price. You can then eat the fruit too! Go for a simple meal that can be prepared ahead of time so that you can enjoy the party too!
I do love the touch of cloth napkins, so I came up with the idea of personalizing these for the party so that everyone would have their own number.
Throwing a gathering should be fun - not stressful.
Have a great week and a nice 4th of July.