Step 1: Invite interesting people
Step 2: Have lots of wine
Step 3: Have fun snacks
Step 4: Repeat step 2.
I tend to hate “fill in the blank parties”. You know the ones ladies: Lia Sophia, Silpada, Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, etc. etc. etc. They are everywhere. You can’t escape them. Every friend you have knows someone who knows someone who does this. Nor can i go and not buy something, not because i feel obligated (a pesky problem with these parties) but because i love to shop. Put me in a room with marketable items and i will scoff at how much i dislike these parties and yet i will still get sucked in EVERY TIME.
So clearly the next step in this vicious cycle is to throw my own party. If you can’t beat them, join them type of logic. Then instead of shopping, i get free stuff (sort of) and most of all control. The trick, i find, is to have an interesting mix of people. Make sure everyone knows at least one other person, but no one knows everyone. Have good snacks, good wine, and keep the “presenting” to a minimum. And lo and behold, it worked. We had a great time. I actually think everyone that came had a great time! (unless they were faking it, which bravo, cause it looked real). Plus i got to bring fancy leftovers for lunch today, and who doesn’t love that?
After the success of this party, i might try an Oscar Night Party next. Fancy dresses, Fancy cocktails, Fancy snacks. Oh yeah.