It really doesn’t matter who or how or even when. It’s not good to get caught up in, “Oh, who do I invite, I don’t know if they’ll mesh well,” and “Are they still together? Will it be awkward?” Okay, forget any possible awkward moments! They are going to happen and we might as well get together and meet them head on. Anyone ever watch a Kiera Knightley film, like, ever? Pick any of them. She’s always thrown into a mix of rich and insane individuals. Ladies with secrets inside their tall hair and adulterous men! So, I’m sure your friends and your ‘friends of friends’ can’t be that bad. Just like chex mix, the token party snack, the people you invite should be a hodge podge of intellectual, crazy smart, and neurotic personalities. Otherwise, it will be a complete bore!!
The elements of a fantastic get together are as follows:
- A warm vibe
- Refreshments and edibles
How does one create a warm vibe? Make the goodies easily accessible. Check out my New Years smorgasbord! Greet as many people as you can face to face when they walk in. If this isn’t a frat party held in a basement and you’re not busy playing DJ, you should make sure people’s belongings are tucked away nicely. And sacrifice your floors for an evening. Some folks are strange about feet and prefer to keep their shoes on…beats me.
For my New Years party, I created special desserts for my lovely guests. Get creative and try something crazy, but be sure to allot enough time so you’re not throwin’ everything together last minute. Here are the two cakes I replicated and their recipes (both seen above:
B) Orange Cheesecake from Martha, Martha, Martha