So glad you’re here, dear reader.
Let’s plan some awesome parties together.
We’ve all had that frustrated moment –
– feeling unprepared and frazzled when we just want to extend our hospitality to someone lovely. I can’t tell you how many times I have uttered this exact phrase to myself when having people over. And yes, sometimes my expletive of choice is a bit more raunchy…
Traditional event planners are worth their weight in gold.
Even party hosts who don’t have an extra $1,000, $2,000, or $5,000 in the party budget, however, usually want to simplify and streamline planning. Who doesn’t want to minimize stress and maximize awesome? I’m here to provide an alternative to traditional full-service event planners and give you the tools you need to grow your hosting skills. Teach a man to fish, after all.
I’m here to help ordinary people plan extraordinary parties.
Life is too short to let hosting anxiety hold you back, or prevent you from entertaining and enjoying quality time with friends and family. Life is also too short to stress out about finding the damn corkscrew.
The Three Keys To Sane Party Planning are the cornerstone of this entire event planning resource.
Three fundamentals apply to any pleasant get-together, whether it’s spontaneous pizza and beer on Friday night or a fancy catered birthday party months in the making.
Know Thy Guest List
Thou Shalt Not Forget the Ice
These three guidelines – even if you only consider them for 60 seconds before texting friends to come over – will make your parties so much easier and more fun.
The free Sane Party Planning live workshop series covers this is more detail and gives you actionable worksheets, checklists, and more to implement these sanity-savers into your next event.
For more in-depth information, check out the blog and the Learn To Plan section, to jump to the topics you want to learn more about, share questions and frustrations and ideas, and see how I can personally help you with your next event.
Hello dear reader,
My name is Madeline, and I’m the founder and hostess-in-chief of Where Is The Damn Corkscrew. I started this website because I love helping people, and I love event planning.
Professionally, I’ve staffed over one hundred events.
I’ve worked on everything from film festival opening nights to formal fundraising galas, most notably while in the development department at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. I’ve also taken the lead on hundreds of casual get-togethers in my personal life, and recently I planned my own wedding in less than seven months. Planning any event, from a board game night or murder mystery party to a dinner party or cocktail party, brings me such joy.
My goal is to make the best practices of event planning more accessible in our personal lives.
The world is full of excellent full-service event planners, caterers, day-of coordinators, etiquette mavens, lovely decor ideas which look like a million bucks (because they are), scrumptious recipes that are labeled “easy” (but often aren’t), and all sorts of things that most people don’t typically need or want.
I hope you’ll join me as we all grow as hosts and as humans together. (I’m always learning too – I’ve had my fair share of Pinterest fails!) I want to tackle your thorniest questions, I want to hear your stories, and I want to know how else I can help you.
Let me know what you need.
Seriously! Ask me anything. After a decade of social awkwardness and organizational struggles, casual entertaining now comes naturally to me. Tell me where you are, what you need, what kind of host you want to be. I’ll tell you how I got from point A (awkward beginner hostess) to point B (checklist champion and hostess with the mostess).
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I appreciate you stopping by my little corner of the Internet, dear reader!
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