In our busy, rushed, and hurried lives, it seems like I don’t have a group of ladies over nearly as often as I should. Especially during the summer months when vacation schedules and whatnot seems to get in the way.
While it is easy to get entertaining stage fright, I’ve learned over the years that it is easier in the long run to stop laboring over the reasons why you can’t and invite guests into your home to enjoy each others company, great conversation, and fostering great relationships.
I know. It sounds easy, but in reality, we all sometimes just seem to put it off thinking we’ll plan it next month. And then next. And then the next. By the time you know, the entire summer has flown by and you still haven’t planned that get together you wanted.
So, at the encouragement of Dole, I decided to just plan a fun Girls’ Get Together with some of my favorite ladies for next week. Within about 15 minutes, my party was planned, guests were invited, and I had myself totally in the girls’ dinner party mood.
I sent cute invitations using an electronic invitation service that just made it easy-peasy to communicate with all of those on my guest list.
Selecting a menu is always one of the areas that I spend the most time. I always like to make sure I plan around guests special dietary requirements and plan something that will allow me to be relaxed and low-stress as guests arrive. As many items as I can make ahead of the actual party day, the better!
I’ll be sure to share my full menu for the get together with you next week, along with more information on the get together so you can follow along. You never know, you may just decide to host your own Girls’ Get Together at the same time!
One thing that is required at any get together are a few sweet treats. Well, at least they are for me! Thankfully, Dole has helped me along in that department by sending Dole Banana Dippers for guests to sample.
Dole Banana Dippers are a new frozen treat that combine the deliciousness of Dole bananas with rich dark chocolate, but without any guilt. Each package of Dole Banana Dippers contains 120 calories or less, making them a great option for a lighter sweet snack or even a dessert. They are available with our without almonds. YUM!
Dole Banana Dippers are available from your local grocery store in the frozen foods section. If you don’t see them yet, keep an eye out for them to arrive soon!
Are you in the Girls’ Get Together mood now? I’d love to know what holds you back in inviting guests over? Who knows, we may help each other.
Disclosure: Dole provided me with Dole Banana Dippers and supplies for my Girls’ Get Together. Additionally, they have compensated me for my time. All opinions are my own. As always!