Seriously! 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 (hostess with the mostess).
I can help with questions about:
- Feeling stuck while looking for party ideas
- Events and social functions coming up that are stressing you out
- Sticky guest situations you’d like to untangle
- Topic requests for a future blog post or live online workshop
- Vague wishes to entertain friends and family more often, but you don’t know where to start
I can’t help with questions about:
Bachelorette, bridal shower, other wedding-adjacent events, sure! But the actual wedding is just so different – it’s a major life event wrapped up in an often-expensive party with major etiquette expectations and cultural traditions, and that’s just a world away from everyday casual entertaining. If you have wedding-related questions I highly recommend A Practical Wedding which I used extensively to plan my own wedding. https://apracticalwedding.com
- Corporate Events.
Office baby shower, sure. Annual company-wide summit, not so much. There are all sorts of folks with business-specific event expertise out there. Two of my favorites are the KS Shop and Lauren Casselli.
- Non-Profit Fundraisers
While my current offerings aren’t tailored to help plan your annual gala or donor cultivation event, I do have a background in development and fundraising. Contact me anyway with your fundraising event question and I will try my best to point you in the right direction!
- Specific event & vendor decisions that require the help of a full-service event planner.
Where Is The Damn Corkscrew offers an alternative to full-service event planners. This online event planning resource helps you learn to plan your own everyday parties and events (teach a man to fish, and such) and offers services to collaborate on the parties and events in your personal life, not do it completely for you. Plus, a major benefit of event planners’ services is relationships and knowledge of vendor options in your geographic area. I probably do not live very close to you, but I can still help!
No matter what you submit, I read every message and aim to respond within two (2) business days.