If you never ask you never know.
The easiest way to plan and set yourself up for holiday party success? Ask.
Usually we are going to parties to celebrate with people we love, or at least like, or at minimum we are related to right? So, what’s the harm in asking a few questions about what kind of food you will have to be navigating? Doesn’t it take off stress and help you to know what and how to behave around food?
I know, I know, you don’t want to be annoying/burdensome/buzz-killing. But I sort of think that you are when you get to the party and you are completely obsessed with the food and not the people. And most certainly you’re a buzzkill the day after when you are hungover with regret. (I say that in the most loving way possible, you cute little buzzkill, you).
I also know you want to feel spontaneous, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, like a FUN TIME — but if the outcome of that is usually demoralization and shame — do you think we can teach you how to juggle, or tell really funny jokes or skydive? Eating “fun foods” at a party pales in comparison, don’t you agree?
A good host wants their party goers to feel happy, safe, and AT HOME — what’s the harm in just seeing if you are heading into an environment where you can do that easily or if you need to make a few adjustments to have an even better time?
Fail to plan, plan to fail — we all know that. But how in the world can you plan if you don’t even know what’s going on?
Food For Thought:
Give the host a call and ask what’s being served — it may make you an even more fun party goer, and what’s better than that?
Molly and the Beacon Team