Friday Favorites: {Guest Post by Nikki}

Friday, February 8, 2013

Do you like to entertain, but get hung up on making things perfect? Don’t let the nitty gritty stop you from an impromptu gathering. 

Here is my list of four go to items for quick entertaining:

1. Colorful napkins. I love picking up a pack every time I am at Ikea. Next time you are at the party or craft store, grab a pack of patterned or colorful napkins. It makes things festive.

2. Music. We love our Pandora One account, but our cable provider has music channels as well. Depending on who we are hanging with you will find us listening to all sorts of genres. Seriously, my daughter loves teen pop and hard rock. No joke.

3. Games. Board games, cards, or something else interactive. It doesn’t take much for us to be entertained. Some of our favorites are Just Dance, Timeline, and a good old Nerf War. 

4. Simple food. Crackers and cheese are easy to keep on hand. Smoked gouda, or a nice double cream brie are always yummy. Not into fancy cheese? Grab some laughing cow. Who can resist a cute little triangle that’s been individually wrapped just for you? We also keep club soda, and a couple flavored syrups in the pantry for making fizzy drinks. My favorite syrups are raspberry and vanilla mixed.

Well curated parties are fun, but we don’t always have the time or funds to make that happen. Call up your friends and invite them over for some good conversation and a dance off!

Nikki loves surrounding herself with bright tropical colors, and has never met a brownie she didn't like. You can follow Nikki and family on their adventures in North Dakota at The Salty Pineapple.

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  1. What a great list! Games and a snack of some type are required for gatherings at our house, but I need to grab some cute napkins sometime and remember to turn on the music. Love those ideas.


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