There is this preconceived notion that being a “hostess” is a gene and either you are born with it or your not. And, if you don’t possess the Martha-esque, Pinterest-worthy, party maven genes, forget it. It’s a lost cause. So, don’t even try.
I think this is ridiculous and honestly believe one of the kindest things we can do for one another is host each other in our homes, feed each other food, and be together around a table. I believe this throughout the year, but with gusto at the holidays.
The Holidays, while fun and festive, are also a great time to remind each other that we are human and basic human needs such as togetherness, shelter, food, and love are all we really need.
But, especially as a hostess, it’s hard to get past the expectation of “fun and festive” and to feel pressure when entertaining.
So in the spirit of getting back to the purpose of getting together, I am going to let you in on a secret. It’s the easiest party snack in the world and everyone will eat it right up.
Three Words: Parmesan Herb Popcorn.
It looks fancy, but it’s beyond simple and can be made in minutes. The recipe can be found on my blog, Bloom.
And you can get back to enjoying the season as a natural hostess who can get back to what’s important while keeping it festive and fun.