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Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity: Being a Good Hostess

“A relaxed, confident hostess is the key to a successful party. If you show signs of uneasiness or act unsure of yourself, the guests will sense your discomfort and may not have a good time. The best way to avoid entertaining catastrophes is to plan well.”

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Ladyguides

How to Not Be an Awful Host or an Evil Guest

So you’re going to be attending a lovely, intimate little dinner party/weekend sleepover on the shore/holiday smörgÃ¥sbord of events with the in-laws, or, conversely, hosting the same. While it may seem like the rules of engagement differ widely from event to event, the basic requirements of non-evilness are fairly equal across-the-board. Below you’ll find a […]

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Life

Hostessing with the Mostessing

Throwing parties is the best. I started off my adult life with no hostessing skills at all beyond muttering “keg’s on the back porch.” But after learning from a few missteps and reading up a bit on hospitality, I think I’ve started to get the hang of it. While I have learned to love smaller […]