December 22, 2015 william

What Makes Party Hosting So Stressful?

WHO DOESN’T LOVE A PARTY?

Holiday parties, block parties, birthday parties … we love parties all year long.

There are so many things to look forward to.

We welcome the company, the food and all the camaraderie.

SO, WHY DO WE STRESS OUT?

If you understand why you stress out, perhaps you can avoid some.

  • Money, money, money – Food / beverages, and lots of it, costs a lot of money. Even if you don’t invite many people, you want to make sure those who come eat (and drink) well! Clothes – You have to look good. This often involves spending money just to get the “right” look.
  • Cleaning – Your house never looks more dirty than right before a party. Also, have you noticed how your loved ones tend to disappear when there’s cleaning to be done?
  • Shopping – takes time. Not only the time to do the shopping but the planning you need to do beforehand. Who is lactose intolerant? Are your friends vegan or gluten free?

NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT SETS YOU OFF …

Once you figure out your specific stressors, make plans on how to avoid them. Remember, your friends are coming to see you, not score you on how your home looks!