This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Van’s Foods
I have a lot of talents, but throwing parties is not one of them. With my art background and my penchant for good cooking, you’d think I’d be a natural hostess, but it just doesn’t come easily to me. I stress too much, I worry too much, and I end up not enjoying a single second of an event that’s supposed to be fun.
So when I do decide to put myself out there and host folks, I try to make the party prep as easy and straight-forward as possible. I do not throw Pinterest-perfect parties with favors that I crafted for weeks ahead of time and gourmet food and hand-lettered invitations (not that there is anything wrong with that if it makes you happy!). My parties are simple, low on the prep time, and (I think) still totally enjoyable for my guests. And, I get to actually, you know, have fun myself!
One of my favorite tricks for a good and easy party is to let the food be the entertainment. What does that mean? Well, instead of the throwing out a bag of chips and some dip as an afterthought, use the food as the center of attention. Not only is it always a crowd-pleaser (everyone loves food!) but it also plays to my talent in the kitchen. Light a campfire and roast hotdogs and have s’mores. Set up a taco bar with all the taco fixin’s a person could dream of. Or throw a waffle party! It’s easy, it’s delicious, and everyone has a blast.