Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Playing Hostess

On Saturday, I threw a little apartment warming for my close girlfriends. With the Fall weather beginning to switch into chillier evenings, it was the perfect time to gather the girls for cocktails! With my own little dovecote in the city, there is now no shortage of opportunities to play hostess. I thought it would be fun to share five tips I follow for any soiree, no matter how big or small, especially with holidays around the corner!

1. Confirm your guest list
I kept it simple and intimate with my closest girlfriends. Invites were sent out from Paperless Post and I confirmed the number of guests a week before.

2. Prepare a menu
I wanted my guests to come over and make themselves at home. We often do potluck dinners where everyone contributes, but it was important for me to treat them to a fun evening. I didn't want them to worry about bringing anything, besides their lovely selves!

3. Make a fun playlist
This little Bose speaker has proven itself time and time again. It has made it's way into my suitcase for girls trips, beach weekends and most recently an ideal companion for hangouts in my little abode. Ellie Goulding and Sam Hunt are a few of my favorites right now!

4. It's all in the details
If one thing is for sure, I truly believe that it's the little things that matter most. Everything from the invites, cocktail napkins, and candles.

5. Have fun!
Just live in the moment and enjoy! You may burn an appetizer or forget ingredients at the store, but it's the company you keep that truly matters.

xx, Alexa
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