Aren’t parties fun? Especially around the Holidays! Nothing beats inviting over your dearest friends and family and spending an evening with good food and conversation.
I love to entertain – except that entertaining usually comes with a certain level of stress that I just don’t want in my life. Over the years I’ve gone from driving myself just plain mad trying to get everything just right, to stress-free holiday entertaining that I actually enjoy!
What is my secret? Well, there are a few…
**This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Secret at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.**
Secrets to Stress Free Holiday Entertaining
If you want to host a party and actually enjoy yourself, you will definitely want to check out my secrets for stress free holiday entertaining.
Secret #1 – Keep it Simple
There have been times where I find myself halfway through creating elaborate decorations and I think “what in the world am I doing?!” I had gone overboard and realized in the middle of it that it wasn’t necessary and really not worth the work. There’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple and using items in the home that you already have. The meal doesn’t have to be five star and those decorations don’t need to be fresh off of a department store display.
Secret #2 – Let the Technology Help You
Most kitchens in America have their share of gadgets in them. Use these to your advantage! Toss those dips and side dishes into your slow cooker, use that stand mixer to whip things up in a hurry, and there is nothing wrong with using the microwave to heat the cider. It will save you some sanity in the long run.
Secret #3 – Dress the Part
Of course you want to look your best when holiday entertaining in your home, but a word to the wise? Make sure you’re comfortable! Probably not the night to wear the brand new 4 inch heels – instead, opt for some great flats or a pair of heels that are already broken in. Choose a dress or pants that are comfortable and not too tight. And be sure to cover up with an apron when you’re making your last minute preparations – the night could be ruined before it even gets started if you spill some sauce on your blouse just before guest arrive.
Secret #4 – Get a good Antiperspirant
Trust me on this one. Get yourself a good antiperspirant like Secret Clinical Strength. The kitchen heats up when you’re cooking for a crowd and you’ll be running around to get those last minute details in place – even if it’s snowing outside you’ll be sweating. There is nothing more stressful than trying to hide those sweat stains from your guests!
Go ahead and stock up on that Secret Clinical Strength now at Sam’s Club – through November 26th Sam’s Club is offering an additional $5 in Instant Savings when you buy any combination of two body and hair care products from your favorite brands like Secret, Old Spice and Olay. Secret Clinical Strength is formulated with four times the stress-sweat protection of ordinary deodorant, offering prescription-strength protection against the smelliest sweat of all. You can mix and match hair and body items to receive the discount, and with services like Scan & Go, you’ll be out of the store and back to
your holiday entertaining prep in literally no time.
Secret #5 – Sit back and enjoy yourself
Once the guests have arrived – just stop. Everything you could do is now done, so sit down and enjoy the company.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Secret at Sam’s Club. The opinions and text are all mine.