A few days ago I had a couple of girlfriends over for a jewelry party. I have mixed feelings about these kinds of parties. Over the last 5 years I have been to dozens of them, and while I usually have a good time and enjoy the company, food and wine, there is always the underlying feeling of obligation to buy something. While many hostesses probably don’t care if you do purchase the product they are selling, you always feel guilty if you don’t and most of the time you want to anyway, you just might not have the extra money to buy it. So all of this being said I finally decided to host my own party. At a recent play date when I told the other mommies I was going to place an order online from one of my favourite jewelry sites they all encouraged me to host a party as they had things they wanted to purchase as well. So putting my mixed feelings aside I contacted a stylist I knew and started the planning process.
I don’t know how other people are but on days I know I have company coming over I am a bit of a monster to deal with. My house has to be clean, there needs to be more then enough food and drink and I like to make a back up plan for anything that could possibly go wrong. To say these days are trying for my husband is probably downplaying it. I do feel bad for my craziness but I honestly don’t know how to fix it. Maybe if I always had a perfectly clean house it wouldn’t be such an ordeal, but I never do. So I spent the day running errands, making food and cleaning, by the time 6pm rolled around I felt spent. Then people started arriving and laughter filled my house and it made the craziness of the day all worth it.
I had a great time, got to look at some great jewelry (if you haven’t yet you should check out Stella & Dots new Spring line here ) had a few drinks and a kid free night with the ladies. I don’t think I will be hosting a lot of these kinds of parties in the future but at least now I know that I can, and hopefully people don’t feel like they have to buy but rather just use it as a good excuse to get out of the house and have a little visit.