Does anyone say “stoked” anymore? Because I am pretty happy about kicking off this new hospitality file.
According to the dictionary, I am intensely enthusiastic, exhilirated, and excited.
(In short, I am stoked.)
On Saturday I had the opportunity to host a bridal shower for a friend who is getting married in June. I decided to go with the theme: A bride’s life in 10 tables.
I rallied a group of girlfriends (who are also friends of the bride) and we each decorated a table or two. The themes were: childhood, heritage, high school, music, college, engagement, favorites, math (she’s a math teacher), school spirit, and travel (she loves to travel).
Walking into the room where the shower was held, it was a giant museum of the bride’s life. Each table reflected a different facet of her life. (Which, consequently, led to a lovely mixer!)
Here are 2 things I learned through this shower:
1. Pick a posse. Hostessing a shower takes a village. Don’t try to do it alone.
2. Write out your minute-by-minute schedule for the day of the event. Less to think about when your knees are knocking.
Welcome to the hospitality files.