A few years ago I started making “Party Resolutions.” It is a pretty basic process but I take 30 minutes to look at a calendar with some of the big parties I intended to throw for the whole year. I list out the significant events like birthdays and holidays and then made a list of the parties I want […]
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My mom was always in charge of baking gingerbread cookies for our church’s annual holiday boutique. This meant holiday baking was in full force in our house no later than the day after Thanksgiving. With hundreds of cookies to bake and decorate within just a week or two, we all pitched in to help decorate dozens of cookies.
I recently moved into a cozy apartment here in New York, and my four roommates (yes, four!) and I feel that our apartment is finally ready to show off to our friends.
The five of us know each other through a long string of “friends of friends” that no one can quite figure out, which means our guest list includes a host of different groups. While we all certainly have a “more the merrier” attitude, it’s become clear that we have one small (er, large?) problem: While we do have a spacious loft, we simply might not have quite enough square footage to accommodate the crowd we are expecting.