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I have discovered it is really hard to be Queen in a household with 3 princesses! Somebody is always borrowing my tiara! Well in between hunting my stuff down I am the proclaimed Queen in the Land of fluff (where my husband swears one day that he will die from glitter lung (you get the picture!) Besides that I am a dieting, exercising, crafting, biblestudying kind of girl.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

WFMW-The Happy Hostess

Would you like to be a Happy Hostess, no matter what happens at your party. A drink get spilled on your carpet, a guest request personal items, a pen or paper etc... I have learned it always helps if I take a few minutes the day before a party to gather a stash. (Be prepared- I know to some people this comes natural, others I venture or a little like me - I have to add it to my "to do" list)
I put a pen & paper in the kitchen in a handy drawer in case someone ask for one. I place some personal items for females in a little basket in the guest bathroom. I also get an extra rag, and large towel for blotting, and the carpet cleaner and put them together in a little basket under the sink. (usually I have carpet cleaner, extra paper & pencils back in my laundry room in a variety of places)
Now if a request is made, or a glass gets knocked over - "no problem!" I just waltz into my kitchen grab my cute little bucket assure my guest no harm has been done, and we proceed with the get together.
However I will tell you it is the strangest thing (Murphy's Luck) once I started preparing these things the day before a get together, we have had less spills in our house than we have ever had!

Okay, I don't look like the picture above, but the prep work does make me feel like that. (Instead of my previous reaction of panic and trying to quickly get to the laundry room to try to find the carpet cleaner and pray that there will still be a clean rag left -from cleaning the house- that would work to clean up the mess) I am now the easy, happy go lucky Hostess.
**I also try to have a copy of my main recipe, and signature drink for the evening pre printed out - incase some one request a copy of them. (I am forgetful if I try to do this later)
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  1. Great ideas! :) I can just picture you waltzing out with little bucket in hand! It almost makes you want a spill...a SMALL, WHITE wine spill! ;)

    Just found your blog through WFMW. :)

  2. You are the hostess w/ the mostess!! you go girl!

  3. Great idea. It makes some much sense to be ready for the little party hiccups.
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  4. Great suggestions! Makes me want to have company... then I realize my house is a mess! Maybe later!

  5. So smart to plan ahead! I'm always the flustered one; I'll try to remember your tips.
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  6. Good suggestion... Great! Keep up the great posts ……..
    Love, light and blessings to you and your family :)

  7. I love your ideas! They're so practical. And of course, once you're all prepared for the spills, they don't come ;) Good idea to have some recipes ready, too, in case you get a request.

  8. What great tips! I am going to use those! I really like your blog!=)



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