Saturday, June 19, 2021



I hosted a dinner party on Thursday night and it got me thinking how much I have missed the simple joys of hostessing.  I love all the preparation involved; menu making, shopping lists, putting together a pretty table (I found peonies in Florida) and picking just the right serving dish for what I prepare.  I love those last few minutes before the doorbell rings and everything is done.  You light a few candles, pour yourself a cocktail and know you are ready to welcome friends into your home and that a pleasant evening is ahead.

Bringing people together is one of my favorite things.  I love inviting people who don’t normally socialize with each other and see new friendships form. The neighbors we hosted did not know each other well, when I first put them together and now we are approaching two years of alternating houses for dinner every other month.  Everyone is a good cook and it has been fun to keep it going.

Another simple party I love to host is a martini party for women friends.  Again, I bring different social groups together, serve a fun martini and the ice is broken quickly.  This type of party was something I really missed during covid, because we still socialized, but not with large groups. I’m looking forward to hosting something like this in the holiday season this year.

More than anything, covid robbed us of time spent with friends and all the connections we so enjoy.  I say, let’s make up for lost time.

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. I miss those days too . ..
    Loved my entertaining days.
    Thanks for inspiring, I think I am going to plan a party!

  2. You sound like a wonderful hostess! I hope the entertaining days for everyone are finally back permanently.
    Have fun partying!

  3. I've missed hostessing, too. It sounds like wonderful times and many good friends. I'm just so happy for you!

    1. Looking forward to many parties in the near future and how fun is the holiday season going to be?


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