What southern holiday and/or entertaining traditions do you bring up north with you?
Southern food, for sure. I love making food from family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Food’s better when it has a little history. This is one of the main reasons I love serving Billie’s Pecans— brings back such happy memories of my grandmother (not to mention, they’re delicious!).
What's the one thing you like to have at every party you host?
Fried pickles with Al Green in the background. I’m from Memphis, so JT is obviously up there on the music list as well!
What are your top 3 party planning tips for every hostess?
Plan ahead. There is nothing worse than having to run all around town right before your party starts trying to gather up last minute things.I’m one of three girls. Growing up, we always saw ourselves as a team when we were hosting-- someone was in charge of music, someone in charge of food and drinks, and someone in charge of décor. Today, my sisters and I all live in different cities, but I still find myself asking friends to co-host parties with me. I think it makes the party planning process more manageable and fun:) Have fun! Sometimes I think people feel overwhelmed hosting—trying to make sure that everyone is happy, has a drink, etc. While this is definitely important, chances are your guests are happy, and you should be too!What are your top 3 etiquette tips for every party guest?
Bring a bottle wine, enjoy the party, and write a thank you note.
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