Do You Face These Party Planning Challenges?

Simple Party Planning Ideas? Yes, Please!

After reviewing your awesome feedback from the survey I put out in June, a whopping number of you are interested in “simple partying planning ideas” and ways to create “authentic hospitality”.

Oh, have I been thinking!

Call it crazy. Call it caffeine induced. Call it creativity. Some nights I wake up at 2 a.m. and cannot go back to sleep until I’ve scribbled a million ideas down in my handy, dandy “Kitchen Fellowship Notebook”.

This is the binder that brims with ideas for helping you foster fellowship and restoration one meal at a time.

Last week’s 2 a.m. session involved reflections on the struggles we face when planning parties or meaningful gatherings — because I want to address these challenges. I want to help us overcome them so we can spend our days relishing in sweet communion with new and old friends.

So that we’re not hung up on the details of pulling a gathering together but can instead focus on the people in attendance.

Here’s what a few of you had to say about the challenges you face:

I’d love to know…

What challenges do YOU face when planning and hosting a gathering for friends/family?

Because in order to create a meaningful e-book, blog series, or downloadable PDF, I’d love to add your thoughts!

I have plenty of my own but it’s important for me to get at the heart of the matter by listening to your perspectives and struggles. Your input will be invaluable as I begin to create the next Kitchen Fellowship resource.

Do you resonate with any of the challenges listed above?

Or any of the follow:

Menu planning? Meal prep? Making food for people with allergies?
People too busy? Not enough time to get together with folks? Scheduling conflicts?
Shopping for food? Pre-party cleaning? Decorations? Meaningful conversations?
Clean up afterwards?

What’s your biggest struggle when party planning? Tell me below!

2 comments… add one

  • Cheryl McGrath August 28, 2014, 1:28 pm

    Honestly, I have several struggles with party planning, but probably my biggest is…

    I don’t enjoy spending time in the kitchen – before, during, or after the party! I have other things I’d rather do, including building relationships with the people who are in my home. My struggle is how to keep the menu simple, delicious, and nutritious, while minimizing time in the kitchen.

    Great topics! Looking forward to your new KF resource. :<)

    • Alysa August 28, 2014, 3:12 pm

      Great input Cheryl! Thanks for sharing your thoughts here! Your words are sparking my ideas already — because it’s so true that not everyone loves spending time in the kitchen.

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