Happy Monday, Noobs! I'm writing a very quick update post to let you know that I am in the midst of preparing to check off another item from my 30 things to do before 30 list - I'm throwing a dinner party!
My experience with throwing dinner parties is limited. The closest thing that I have done to hosting a classy soirée has been regularly offering up my apartment in my early twenties as a pre-drinking destination to a bunch of ladies before hitting up a bar. Drinks were BYOB, and the only food served would be stale pizza crust the morning after for those who had crashed the night. Needless to say, as a woman approaching 30, I need to have at least one proper dinner party under my belt.
The hardest part of the planning process so far has been whittling down a guest list. It's difficult when you want to include everyone, but realize that that space and budget constraints are a real issue. The second hurdle has definitely got to be a menu - thank the good Lord for Pinterest! I've been spending my evenings scouring Pinterest to craft the perfect menu to not only feed a crowd, but can served in a more casual setting (we live in an apartment, so a seated and plated meal will have to be replaced by a more casual buffet option.)
I'm definitely excited, but am getting nervous. I have just under 2 weeks to draft a menu, test out all recipes, stock the bar, and get our home in tip-top shape! I would appreciate any advice, tips, anecdotes - let me know!
Here's to slowly chipping away at the remaining tasks on my 30 before 30 list - cheers.