Miss Party’s misadventures in entertaining overnight guests! – Part 4, Still Updating/Decorating

Woohoo! Miss Party survived the wood floor refinishing week! It was darn stinky but she hunkered down in a few rooms at the other end of the house and survived it. Thank goodness it’s finally over and done with. That crazy, last-minute decision stopped everything in it’s tracks for close to 3 weeks (the waiting […]

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Delicious Cake – A cake that lives up to it’s name!

This cake is so delicious, it’s called Delicious Cake!! Miss Party’s Grandma, Great Grandma, and Great, Great Grandma were amazing country cooks. They often used this rustic cake recipe for family gatherings over the last 100 years. The cake recipe was requested for family birthdays, dressed up as Coconut Cake at Easter, and later in […]

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Miss Party’s misadventures in entertaining overnight visitors! Part 3 – Updating/Redecorating

Here’s this week’s latest ‘going’s on’ with the updating and redecorating of Miss Party’s guest suite. As you’ll see there’s been quite a bit of buying going on this week. Some things work out, lots of others don’t. Such is the way of these sorts of projects. The floors are scheduled to be refinished at […]

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Easter or Springtime Brunch – A planning timetable that will get you hoppin’!

Whether family and friends come to your house every year or this is your first year to host Easter brunch, you can pull this together in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, as long as you get yourself organized and stay on track. Miss Party will walk you through it, top to bottom. Brunch is […]

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Miss Party’s Overnight Guest’s Arrival Checklist – Make your life easier and their visit more enjoyable!

Few things can induce a panic attack in a seasoned party hostess like weekend guests arriving. To the 3 hour, party perfect hostess it’s like having a never-ending party. The best way Miss Party knows of to keep a grip on herself is by prepping as much as possible ahead of time. The more prepared […]

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Retro Game Night Party – Throwback fun with friends!

Looking for something fun to do with a few friends or a small gathering? Plan an unplugged evening of retro food, fun and games (board games, group card games like poker, ‘party’ games, billiards, even ping pong). It can be as easy as a pot of chili or veggie soup, beers and Trivial Pursuit to […]

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Miss Party’s Guest Room Checklist

The basics every adult overnight guest really needs: –*bedroom and bathroom doors that close properly and lock from the inside –a reasonably comfortable place to sleep –not a ‘rack of pain’ (please, sleep on it overnight yourself to be sure, your guests won’t tell you) –nightstand(s) –adequate bedside lighting –functioning alarm clock (digital nice at […]

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Miss Party’s misadventures in entertaining overnight visitors! Part 2, Updating

Well! Miss Party is about 3 weeks into a thorough redecorating of her daughter’s lifelong bedroom into a combo guest bedroom with en suite bathroom/college-age daughter’s part-time bedroom. The decluttering and packing of the room has finally been completed. There are some pretty glaring updates that need to happen so that’s the next big push. […]

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Miss Party’s misadventures in entertaining overnight visitors! Part 1, Decluttering

Miss Party loves to entertain on a fairly regular basis. A party in the hopper keeps her on her toes around the house (heroic things can happen with a deadline looming). Hosting guests who stay overnight, though, is entertaining of a very different sort. It’s something Miss Party has done much less frequently without a […]

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Miss Party’s Guest Room Checklist – Plan ahead and EVERYONE will have fun!

Thinking of hosting out-of-town visitors? Ooh, nice! It’s all fun and games until your tired guests arrive late at night from a long day of travel and immediately need to charge 6 personal devices (but can’t find a free outlet anywhere), the ‘Mrs.’ forgot to tell you she’s allergic to down feathers (the pillows and […]

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