Hello, friends! I am really excited to start this series and share with all of you. I really love hosting events, with dinner parties being my favorite. Thankfully, my husband enjoys it just as much, and over the past year we have been fortunate enough to host quite a few dinner parties. With each dinner party I have learned a little more and I have finally found my groove with hosting and what works best for us, and I am excited to share that with y'all. When buying our home back in January our "must have list" included a dining room big enough for a long farmhouse table to seat everyone at, a decent size kitchen and living room to feed and seat everyone. Well, thankfully, our house that we bought ended up checking all three of those items off our list, and that's when we knew it was our home. But even before we bought our home I somehow talked Matthew into hosting a few events at our one bedroom apartment. We moved furniture around to accommodate a large number of friends and put up folding table to seat everyone. If there is a will then there is definitely a way! So if you have a small apartment or house don't let it stop you from hosting events at your home. Sometimes the best memories are made when you are all squished together and bumping elbows.
I am going to break this little series up into a few posts so this post isn't extremely long. I'm going to walk you through each step that I take when it comes to planning dinner parties from beginning to end. I'll share with you what I have learned, what I wish I had known, and where I get my ideas and inspiration. From food ideas to the invitations that I create, I'll try my best to share it all. It may seem a little much at times, but it is what I enjoy and a great way to get creative.
Here is a breakdown of my posts that I have planned....
And now comes your part, what questions or specific things would you like to be covered? I am always open to suggestions and would love to make these posts as detailed as possible to help any other newlyweds and/or young wives trying to find their groove in hosting!
This little series idea that I have been working on to share with you all came from Victoria's blog series that she did last year over hosting Thanksgiving. She did a great job, and although I'm not ready to host Thanksgiving myself, I loved reading her series. If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year I would highly recommend reading her series from last year. She shared everything you need to know about hosting Thanksgiving and some delicious recipes! I have had so many questions/emails asking many different things regarding hosting dinner parties so I thought I would put this series together to share with you all.