The Perfect Hostess To Do List

Hey there busy ladies – I know hosting can be a lot of work but I’m here to teach you a few simple tricks to make hosting FUN for the entire family. Sometimes things go smoothly and sometimes the kids eat as fast as I lay the table. Totally frustrating.

I’ve overcome this obstacle by creating a mini board to get their appetites satisfied for a little while at least. My main job is to teach them along the way and help them to embrace the quality time around the table. Seeing friends and family is so joyful and keeping things as stress free as possible is the best way to live.

Lets Host Canada day
Charcuterie Board made by the KIDS

Here are a few ideas that im hoping you can incorporate into your process:

-Determine the number of people you are catering for
Create the menu
-The groceries need to be purchased
-Some things can be prepped in advance
-Consider Dietary Restrictions
-What tools do you need

Entertaining At Home

Lets talk about planning your time:

I like to write a list of the items I’m preparing and a time estimate including chilling in the fridge.

There are so many cheat sheets available on the web and they look professional too (I make my daughter print them out for me)

Le Creuset Canada

I have a few pots I love cooking in! they are high quality and beautiful too. Le Creuset is a family favourite for generations.

Little Helpers Setting UP

Include the kids and ask for help. There are always jobs to do and cleanup off course. The table scape means a lot to me and its all about the season we are experiencing. Get creative! Pinterest is an amazing and inspiring resource. I do believe that we don’t need to have many pretty things but functional pieces too. Don’t forget to HAVE FUN!

Simple Pieces To Set The Stage For A Beautiful Table

Put on something pretty and reward yourself with a glass of your favourite wine or bubbles.

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  1. Deija Dehal
    June 15, 2020 / 8:23 am

    Bright ideas, keep it up – proud of you

    • Joudel Janoska
      June 15, 2020 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much. Im so grateful and hope I can come home soon. Missing everyone.

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