A Crafted Passion

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It’s easy to feel the pressure when you’re hosting a party. From ensuring there’s enough food to making sure your guests have a great time, there’s a lot to be done to pull off the perfect party.

So, how do some hosts keep their cool when hosting? They use shortcuts! A few simple tips could be all you need to make light work of your next party so that you can relax and join in the fun too. Take a look at the below and make light work of your next soirée.

Make your drinks simple

Having a bar full of different spirits and mixers can be a great way to provide for your guests, but it can also be expensive and stressful to set up. Keep things simple by keeping your drinks offering simple. Some beers, wine, and a single cocktail should do the trick. A Gold Rush cocktail comes pre-mixed, making it easy to serve to your guests for a tasty crowd-pleaser. You’ve also got the option of BYOB, so guests can bring their own drink of choice instead.

Stock up on ice and have some beer buckets ready so that people can help themselves to what they need.

Keep cooking to a minimum

Catering for a party can be incredibly stressful. Knowing how much to prepare, how to take care of everyone’s dietary needs, and finding the time to cook can be a lot to deal with. So why not have someone do the catering for you? Some local cafés and restaurants may be able to provide you with food for your party, at a much more affordable price than you realize. If you decide to make the food yourself, keep the options simple and choose foods that require little preparation. Don’t forget to put some snack bowls out for guests to help themselves.

Clean up the day before

Hosting a party can leave you feeling pressured to have a clean and spotless home. But if you leave the cleaning to the last minute (the day of your party), then you can find yourself doing a lot of rushing around – leaving you a sweaty mess by the time your guests arrive! Save yourself the trouble by doing the big clean the day before, you can do a final dust and vacuum on the day to make sure your home looks fresh.

While pre-party cleaning can be stressful, so can post-party cleaning! But the good news is, you can make it easier on yourself with some cleaning secrets from people who love to throw parties. This can help make the night less stressful, allowing you to relax without worrying about dealing with the mess.

Nothing beats the feeling of hosting a great party, but if you find yourself getting stressed in the lead-up to it, it might be time to change your approach. Look for shortcuts that will help save you time and energy so that you can throw a party to remember, worry-free.

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