Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer cocktail party

Tomorrow I'm hosting a small party for a group of my girlfriends. I used to be known for my strawberry daiquiris, so that will be the main alcoholic beverage. I do plan to make a large pitcher of white wine sangria as well, and I have the makings of several other drinks; Tom Collins, G&T, Cuba Libre, and there will be plain wine too. Also iced tea and sodas for non - alcoholic refreshment.

I've been working myself into a frenzy the past few days getting ready. Cleaning, shopping, and food prep have kept me busy. There are only five people coming; three are workmates who have never been to my house, two are old friends who have been over several times. I'm always nervous hosting these little get-togethers, especially when they involve new friends. I could (and probably should) have invited a few more people, but I felt overwhelmed enough with just the five. I love my little parties, but they always involve a lot of work and stress beforehand.

Being a social butterfly doesn't come easily to me!

Well, off to finish some more cleaning and prep before heading to work this afternoon. I'll post pre-party photos tomorrow.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I quite expect you are doing far too much. People are usually happy with a glass or two of wine and a few crisps; they come for the chit-chat, not the food and drink.

  2. I can second what Cro says Jennifer. Friends love to turn up for a chat and a smile and some fun, the food and drink are secondary.

  3. And i agree with Cro and Rachel:) but i understand you becaouse i also have that hosting fobia...

  4. And i agree with Cro and Rachel:) but i understand you becaouse i also have that hosting fobia...

  5. You all are right, of course, but I can't seem to help myself!

  6. I love strawberry drinks, especially margaritas with a sugar rim! I don't entertain now. I used to have large parties for my ex-husband's business associates. I don't ever want to do that again. The little house I have now doesn't lend itself to entertaining. It's funny because we had such a large mansion in Illinois before we got divorced. It would have been a wonderful place to entertain, but we couldn't have people over because X was too crazy.


  7. Thanks for stopping by today, Jennifer! I hope you'll join the book club at the end of the month. Here's the link to the sign up list: