The other day I got an urgent text from my cousin Alli that said “Hey there! What should I plan for Connor’s birthday next weekend? I feel like he won’t plan anything himself.” Connor is her older brother and one of my favorite people around, so naturally I replied immediately. He’s turning 25 and since I believe one simply can’t let a milestone pass by without some sort of celebration no matter how small, I sent her a detailed email with a bunch of birthday ideas. Now, less than a week later, the party has been set up and the Facebook invitation sent!
Texts like these are not uncommon; at least once a day, someone asks me for an entertaining idea, restaurant recommendation, bar suggestion, or party tip. People call me to talk through their menus and ask if they can make this substitution or that in advance. I love helping my friends and family with all things food and party related and I want you to know I’m here for you too, readers! If you have any questions or comments, are seeking advice or inspiration, write to me. I have over 15 years of experience catering, cooking, and hosting parties and I’m more than happy to share the wealth, so what are you waiting for? Ask away.