Are you ready to host a party for the holidays? I’m not asking about the decorations, table settings, or food. I’m referring to the stuff that comes BEFORE all of that.
The stuff that no one sees. The real prep work.
Is your table worthy of being seen? Or is it stained?
Do you know how to set a table, or create an attractive buffet?
What about your tablecloth and silverware? Are they up to snuff and worthy of your guests?
Don’t fret ~ I’ve got ya.
So you don’t need to look all over the internet for the answers to these questions, I’ve compiled a list of my top 7 posts that will help you prepare for hosting a party during the holidays (or any time of year).
Posts to Help You Get Ready BEFORE the Party
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1. Do you have hazy white marks on your table?
Do you know the ones I’m talking about? They’re cloudy looking. Like a hazy circle. They come from water or condensation left on the table.
I bet you figured they were permanent and can’t be removed.
They can be removed ~ I’ve done it.
If you wanna learn how to easily remove hazy white marks on your table check out my post: How to Remove Hazy White Stains on a Wood Table.
2. Learn how to create a professional looking buffet table
If you’re gonna be hosting a party, I bet you’re planning to have a food buffet table, instead of a sit-down meal.
Wanna learn how to make it look like you hired a professional and totally impress your friends and family? It’s easier than you think.
If so, you’re gonna want to check out How to Create a Professional Looking Buffet Table. It’s a game changer!
3. Know how to correctly set a table from everyday to formal
Okay, so maybe you aren’t wanting to have a buffet table, and you really want to impress your guests with a fantastic sit-down meal.
Whether you’re hosting a brunch or a formal evening dinner, knowing how to correctly set the table is key. You don’t want to put the salad fork in the place.
My Easy Step-by-Step Guide: How to Set Your Dining Table from Everyday to Formal Meals, will ensure your dining table is set to impress.
4. Best ways to remove wrinkles in tablecloths
A wrinkled tablecloth is an eyesore. Don’t kid yourself ~ your guests notice.
But what’s the best way to remove those wrinkles? Are there any tricks?
In my post the Best Ways to Remove Wrinkles from Tablecloths, I cover various ways to remove them, and which ways work the best and the quickest. Check it out.
5. How to clean silver
Okay, okay ~ most of us don’t use real silver much anymore. But if you’re thinking of pulling it out for your gathering, then it better look nice.
Which means cleaning and polishing.
In The Best Ways to Clean Heavily Tarnished Silver, I review 3 popular methods and let you know my honest results. I’m sure that one will work for you.
6. Don’t make these buffet mistakes
Above I mention how to set a buffet, but there are also mistakes I see being made on buffet tables ALL THE TIME!
Please, please, please check out 9 Biggest Mistakes Setting Up a Buffet before you set up your buffet table. Most of the mistakes are easily avoidable and really make a difference for your party and your guests.
7. Black marks on dishes ~ how to remove them
Do you have black or light grey lines on your dishes? Almost like spider webs?
Do you know where they came from?
I bet you think your dishes are ruined and that you can’t get rid of those ugly marks.
Well, you’re wrong.
You CAN get rid of black marks on dishes. Learn How to Get Rid of Black Marks on Dishes. That way your guests will only see your beautiful plates, and not unsightly grey lines.
I hope these posts help you prepare so you can answer “YES!” to the question: are you ready to host a party for the holidays?
*If there’s anything else you’d like answered, there’s probably a post on here, and if not ~ let me know. I’d love to cover/answer it for you.
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