Setting up Home… and Entertaining?

Setting up Home… and Entertaining?

Regina Yunghans
Aug 17, 2010

When you move into a new place, it can be an exciting time for your friends and family, too. They're naturally curious about your new digs and you're probably eager to show them off. Which can lead to a lot of entertaining during very busy times.

I myself recently moved and can say I have had more friends and family over for dinner since the move than before. Simple meals, entertainment in the form of walks around the new neighborhood, and dessert at the local ice cream joint have seen me through (and actually made for some really fun evenings).

But I must say, the pressure's on when entertaining in a new home. There are inevitably a few projects going on, the dust hasn't settled, and you're often frazzled from spending all of your free time setting up home.

Do you entertain in the midst of settling into a new home? What are some tricks you use to be a good host in the face of a recent move?

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