Next up in our series on Overcoming Hospitality Obstacles is “It’s so expensive.” See the introduction to the series here and Part 1: I can’t cook” here. There is no doubt that you can certainly host an expensive dinner or get together. In fact, it can be tempting to throw the budget out the window and… Read More Overcoming Hospitality Obstacles Part 2: “It’s so expensive.”
I am so excited to kick this series on Overcoming Hospitality Obstacles off! The first hospitality obstacle to overcome is the thought that “I am not a good cook.”(See the introduction to the series here.) Now you may not believe me at first, but I promise hospitality is not just about the food. In fact, I… Read More Overcoming Hospitality Obstacles Part 1: “I can’t cook.”
When I first started Behind the Scenes Belle, I quickly learned that not everyone is overly excited about having guests in their home. It’s not that anyone was overtly inhospitable, most seemed to really like the idea of entertaining, it’s just that the felt there were reasons why it just wasn’t for them. So I… Read More Overcoming Hospitality Obstacles
It’s the time of year when many of us take a moment after the delightful chaos of the holidays, and before the new year begins to reflect and resolve to do new things in coming year. Yes, it’s time to make the resolutions. Most people tend to make resolutions within the same few categories: health,… Read More Making Hospitality Resolutions
Back again with another quick, simple and delicious addition to any spread. This easy and elegant Date Nut Ball works well to add some sweetness to a finger food spread or can serve as a dessert on its own. My mom has made this for years, and I have shied away because I honestly thought… Read More Easy and Elegant Date Nut Ball
The holidays are a perfect time to bring out your silver (plate) trays. If they are like mine though, they look dingy from the accumulated tarnish. I pulled mine out last Saturday night for a party I was having on Sunday (I am a planner, and was going for another look and then got “inspired”… Read More Make your Silver Shine Again
I am putting together a post on common barriers to entertaining, and would love to know your thoughts. I think most of us like the thought of having friends and family in our home on a regular basis, but we don’t always follow through. My lovely friends on Facebook have shared several of their thoughts… Read More What keeps you from entertaining?