Every time I attend a party my friend Jen plans, I always marvel at what an amazing hostess she is. We recently attended a birthday party for her DH, and it was perfect. She has a way of thinking of the smallest details that can make a party even more special. It was a casino-themed party, complete with real casino games and all the decor that goes with the theme. She even had fondant dice decorating the cupcakes. She had at least 50 guests, and she made all the food herself. Every guest got a small gift bag of party favors.
The thing that impresses me the most is how organized her events are. By the time everyone arrives, she is clearly having as much fun as her guests are. It all looks effortless, except you can easily see how much effort went into it.
She's a dear person who is thoughtful, generous, and considerate, and that carries through when she hosts. So, applause for my friend Jen, who is the hostess I aspire to be.