Monday, August 1, 2011

…Even if You Have to Wash the Dishes in a Bath Tub!

One of the perks of living on your own (and no longer under the roof of your parental units), is that you can invite them own and show them your hostess skills with an informal dinner party. When I moved into my quaint apartment townhouse, after moving out of my parents house, I invited them over for such a dinner party. This was the first time that I was able to be a host in my very own home! I was so excited, and I had planned everything perfectly. I even planned out that fact that because I didn’t own enough dishes I was going to have to wash them between dinner and dessert. The plan would have worked perfectly, but then something happened…that I had no planned on… the kitchen sink drain clogged! I had only been in the apartment for about a month or so, so I didn’t have all the essentials like a plunger or drain-o to help fix the situation.
I had a mini freak out (okay, I admit, it was not by any means mini). For the life of me, I could not figure out what to do in the situation my sink had put me in! I thought perhaps I should wash the dishes in a couple full pots of water, or how I could even use the tub! I was so bummed about the clogged sink that I couldn’t think straight about my dinner party or guests. I was stuck!

Fortunately my boyfriend, with one of his many useful “Mr Fix-it” skills had fixed the situation. It didn’t take very long at all, and he did un-clog the drain. (My “mini” freak out was for nothing, oh silly me!). I was able to finish washing the dishes and serve a delicious homemade apple pie!

Although I had planned everything for this dinner event down to the minute, unexpected things can happen. Guests can bring extra guests, guest may show up late or not at all. your food might turn out not as planned or a wrench might be thrown into the party itinerary. Whatever the issue, remember that although you planned everything down to the details, your party needs to be fluid, and perhaps won’t be perfect. In any situation like this, remember to keep your cool and don’t freak out! There is always a solution, even if you have to wash the dishes in a bath tub!

Have you ever had any party blunders or had something not go 100% as planned? 

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