I finally had the beer and cheese party this weekend. Here are a few strategies for hosting your own beer and cheese shindig (Apartment Therapy published some helpful holiday party tips last month, but a few important guidelines were missing).
- That citronella torch fuel you spilled on the deck last summer never really went away–it will materialize in wet weather, creating a treacherous, slippery mess.
- Your wonderful friends know that their presence is the best thing they can bring to the party. Even so, many will show up with wine, beer, food, and other thoughtful hostess gifts (see picture). If you do not receive at least one pair of Hello Kitty underwear from your guests, you should get new friends.
- Burn some mix CDs for the party and put them on shuffle. Important: if you’re burning a lot of music, you will end up with at least one bum CD, which you must find and destroy. Otherwise, your guests may be subjected to 45 minutes of a continuously looping Max Raabe song.
- Your guests deserve the best. If you’ve been saving that Hello Kitty hand soap for a special occasion, now is the time bring it on out!