Day 22: Shop for the Get Together Goodies

Apartment Therapy January Cure

Day 22: Thursday, January 31
Assignment: Pick up the things you need for your get-together this weekend

It's the last mile of your January Cure journey. All you have left to do is gather the goodies you want to have on hand for your guests this weekend. A little food, drinks, sweets, music, flowers - and you're all set.

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Today's Assignment:

Make a quick list of what you need on hand for your gathering this weekend and hit the store.

Even when you entertain often, this is the moment when you can feel a little stress over the upcoming event. The best way to battle any kind of jitters is to be prepared. Envision your guests arriving, what you'll serve them at each point in the gathering and add the necessary ingredients to the list. Make sure you have enough of a few can't-miss staples on hand (like: bubbly water, wine, nuts, cheese, chocolate, cookies, good tea or coffee) and you'll be in good shape, no matter what. Top off with fresh flowers and you're ready!

And, just for fun, please let us know in the comments below what type of gathering you are planning - cocktails, brunch, potluck, game night? One close friend or a big bash, perhaps a celebratory meal with the family?

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