Three excuses not to entertain- and how to conquer them.
My hostessing skills are rusty, and I've got to get back in the saddle. I bet you recognize the 3 excuses I've been making- and now not taking anymore. So welcome to my conversation…with me.
· The house is a mess.
Perfect! Inviting people over is the perfect way to get inspired to pick up. The trick is to put on a little music, and start with the clutter that most draws the eye. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just not embarrassing.
· A party is so much work.
A party is as much work as you make it. My famous quote:
“Entertaining is easy. Order takeout and be entertaining.” You don’t have to DIY elaborate decorations and complicated refreshments. Make it easy, and it will be easy.
· We’re so happy just the two of us.
Yes. And you want to keep it that way, right? To stay happy, you need to cultivate friends! Whether that’s with a dessert party for 10 or just dinner with another couple, socializing with other people is healthy- and important to a marriage.
OK! I’ve talked myself into a party! Are you ready to entertain? Let’s get to it!