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Surprise: 3 Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party

Hey, Erbody!

I’m so excited about this month’s surprise post! I love collaborating with my friends! They give some of the best ideas for content!

I’m sure I shared with you before that the Eat Out Village decided to start doing Dine Ins just to mix things up! Well, Wednesday night was officially the first dine in. I thought I would share with you Kelly’s (my host) 3 tips for hosting a successful dinner party.

Plan your meal ahead of the time

You need to be sure of your guests dietary preferences. You don’t want to make a meat-based meal for guests that are vegetarian or are allergic to something you made! Did anyone say, recipe for disaster?!

Always Over Cater

If you’re catering for 9 people, for example, then cook for 12. You dont know what people’s portions sizes are and you don’t want your guests to go hungry!

Don’t place too much emphasis on formalities

You want your guests to be relaxed when they come to visit you. It’s ok to set the table but if people want to sit on the couch for dinner then let it be. The less prescriptive you are, the less stressful it will be for you. Also, read the room. No one needs to eat at a specific time. Let your guests relax and enjoy the vibe!

So those were Kellys quick and easy tips for a successful hosted done-in Needless to say, it was a huge success! Kelly did an amazing job and we all had a great time! Thanks, Kells!

Thank you so much for dropping by! Have a great weekend!

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Spring Day

Hello Erbody!

Did you have a good week? Mine was ok. I love school holidays but, eventually, you have to go back to work. I’m ready!

Lately, I have become less and less concerned with being relevant on social media so I haven’t really paid attention to important dates or events but yesterday I was compelled otherwise.

Yesterday was Spring Day in South Africa! This day is important to us. In the township it is celebrated with water!

Yup! If you live in the township, you are not safe on 1 September, you will be baptised in water!

It’s really just a small way to celebrate the new season, a good excuse to be festive and mischevious😉

I also really enjoyed some of the well wishing tweets people were throwing out at the universe yesterday! They really lifted my own hopes and spirits and made me hopeful for the near future. Check out my moment below👇

Have a beautiful week and thank you for popping in😊

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Ke December Boss

Endless sizzling hot days. Sun, swimsuits, carefree, every day yours to do with as you please.

Family, friends, catch up time with all your people: a reminder of where you belong.

Gifts exchanged; I’m special to you and you to me. Thank you for being in my life and letting me into yours.

I love the African festive season ☺

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Looking Forward To

I think the world is full of things that frustrate us, things that make us angry, make us cry, make us wonder what in the world we are in this world for! But it is full of beautiful things too. Things that elate us, make our hearts skip a beat and smile at its wonder.

The latter is what I want to focus on this week, maybe even longer than this week – only the things that are good because, every day, there is something to #lookforwardto

I hope you’ll accompany me on this journey…