Tips to Prepare for a Dinner Party

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Faultless/Bon Ami Company   . All opinions are 100% mine.

I love to host dinner parties and have friends and family over, but I tend to stress about the cleanup a tad. I like things to be perfect before guests come into my home, and perfection can hard to achieve so I thought I’d share my tips to prepare for a dinner party, when it comes to prepping the house.

We all have those household chores that we would just as well ignore if we could. For example, I don’t mind washing dishes or scrubbing toilets, but really do not enjoy folding laundry and putting it away. I do it, but grumble half the time. However, hubby hates doing dishes and scrubbing toilets, and doesn’t mind laundry. We all have our things, right? The trick to getting a nice clean house for guests is to divide and conquer. If one partner hates certain chores that the other doesn’t, then switch tasks. Get the kids involved too….

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Whether you own a pool, frequent a community pool, go to the lake (or ocean), or plan a day at a water park, many of us will inevitably be out by the water. It is important to be prepared, so I have a list of what to pack for a day by the Pool. Where…

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Nothing says 4th of July Celebration better than having family together and feasting over homemade fresh peach cobbler and frozen custard. Peach cobbler and custard ice cream has been a tradition in my family for a very long time. The recipes have changed slightly, the family members have increased, but the celebrations remain the same. To…

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It’s a known fact, I’m a dog lover. I grew up with dogs, and I want my children to have the same experiences of bonding with a dog as I did. After all – dogs are man’s best friend. And it’s true! There’s nothing better than coming home and receiving a greeting from your dog…

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This post is promoted by Target. Decorating for each holiday is something I love to do, but let’s face it – not all holidays are equal when it comes to decorations. I have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas decor up for a month each, but the multitude of decorations is what can be astounding. For one…

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With the summer heat, travel, and frequent sandal-wear, my feet are suffering! After I hit 30, I began battling cracked heels, and let me tell you, it’s not a pretty thing. Ugly cracked heels, or bandaged covered heels, don’t make an excellent fashion statement. Because this happens to be the icky state of my feet…

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