With the holidays approaching, it’s time to invite people back into our homes for entertaining. However, the messy, crowded parties of the past are no longer the preferred entertainment choice for many, especially with Covid restrictions continually changing.
Less really is more when entertaining!
In a pandemic world, people have come to appreciate the intimacy of smaller, more meaningful gatherings. Time together has become few and far between, so you may want to create a space that inspires conversation and closeness. Cleared off surfaces means less things to touch and a reduced likelihood of spreading germs.
Home entertaining can be simple and stress free by reprioritizing how you prepare. The hardest aspects of getting ready for company is the food prep and pre-cleaning, both of which have become more complicated due to a highly contagious virus. This prep work can be the most overwhelming aspects of hosting an intimate gathering. Fortunately, you don’t have to do either on your own.
Leave it to the professionals
Instead of stressing over trying to find the best healthy and safety protocols for food preparation, why not hire a local caterer or take out? Local restaurants are suffering and they appreciate your business, and you can put your mind at ease knowing they will take the necessary precautions, so you can enjoy your meal without the stress. If you can’t afford to order out, most grocery stores have tasty premade options that you can heat and serve.
Cleanliness inside your home is even more crucial, because you want to feel confident that your home is germ-free and sanitized before your guests walk in the door. That means high touch areas will need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Employing a professional cleaning service for a few hours of work will cost a lot less than you’d think, and the peace of mind is priceless.
Gatherings are about the guests
If the cooking and cleaning is done for you, you’ll have more energy and time to enjoy your guests. You can turn the energy into immersing yourself in enjoying the presence of those around you and immersing yourself in the actual exchange. Rose Cleaning Service offers several cleaning packages to cater to your needs, including our popular ‘The Entertainer’ package, which includes an express cleaning of your living/entertaining space and a charcuterie board from The Hostess With the Mostess. You can check out our packages here.
Entertaining in our modern world is shifting to minimalistic, easy, and intimate gatherings that strengthen our emotional connections. Our lives are becoming more about quality over quantity and home entertaining is following the same trend.
The new social expectation is headed towards small, intimate gatherings in a clean clutter-free home while serving quality food from local restaurants. It creates an atmosphere that inspires real, necessary human connections.
By: Jenn Sadai