MY EXPERIENCE AS A PARTY HOST AND HOW I SPENT THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY .

Sunday, January 2, 2022 Lagos, Nigeria



   Hello, all. Happy New Year once again. In this post I'll be sharing my experience as a party host.

 

     During the Christmas holiday I decided to host a house party, just family and friends. My dears, hosting isn't easy at all. I'll start with the cooking, I don't have a personal chef yet so I decided to "borrow/hire" someone's chef. Took permission weeks before my event but when the day arrived the chef wasn't allowed to work for me (long story) so, I, my sister and my younger brother did all the work. My plan to sit with my guests, eat etc was cancelled. I was in the kitchen for hours, from the beginning of my party till everyone left. At the end of the day I was walking like an old woman cause of waist pain Lol!.



 Cake and small chops (if you are Nigerian you’d know what small chops is) was done by a catering company. So, while I was cooking I left to pick them up because I didn't spring for delivery and my plan was for my driver to pick them up but he called in sick and seeing it was the holidays same day delivery services wasn’t available. Therefore, I had to do all the pickups myself (imagine the stress).



   Barbecue was the only thing that went as planned. They showed up and delivered perfectly. The entire Barbecue was done at my house so he came with all he needed, setup and everyone loved it.

He made; Cat fish, Crocker Fish Barbecue, Asun (peppered goat meat) roasted plantain, smoked chicken and turkey and Potatoes fries with pepper sauce,




     I made fried rice, a lot of people make fried rice different ways. I however enjoy my fried rice with a lot of vegetables and meat i.e carrots, green peas, sweet corn, diced meat, spring onions, fresh pepper, bell pepper. But the sweet secret to my perfect fried rice is that I fry my rice with cooking butter not vegetable oil. 

     You need to try it if you haven't and for those that have tried using butter, they know how amazing it is and you must always make your fried rice that way because you can't go back to using oil anymore. 



     In all, I enjoyed myself i.e being with friends and family, it was amazing because majority of the time we're all busy working/engaged with one thing or the other. So, it's nice when everyone comes together and have a nice time. That being said, I wouldn't like to host this year again Lol, I would like to be the guest. Relax, eat and have fun, because the clean up after everyone leaves isn't easy at all.

Feel free to tell us your experience as a party host in the comment section.

 Have a lovely day. Do not forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM



Motto: Experiencing Life through Food.

59 comments

  1. That Cake is so beautiful! I feel you on hosting a party, hosted one during my university days and I had to be on bed rest two days after haha. You did great, the barbecue food looks amazing, I am salivating here.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I guess hosting is fun when you have people to do the work and you just relax.

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  2. I can imagine what you had to go through when the chef cancelled, experienced one at a weeding I attended and there was chaos every where. Thank God for friends and inlaws that saved the day. I am seriously in love with that cake. Nice post btw

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad for my siblings who helped me.

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  3. Being a party host isn't easy at all, glad everything turned out weel in the end. That cake is just wow!

    Bernie,
    The Style Fanatic

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  4. That cake is magazine worthy! Happy New Year!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  5. It's a shame that so many things were cancelled so you had to do more than you expected to but it's nice you could still organise this for your friends and family! The cake looks so good!

    Hope that 2022 is off to a good start for you! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  6. Wow, this cake looks beautiful and looks delicious! :P
    I wish you a Happy New Year! ♥

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  7. Being the host when you have to take care of all the details is very complicated, it turns out that you can't even enjoy the event properly.
    I loved the photos
    xo
    https://www.dearlytay.com.br/

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  8. Being the host is so hard.
    I really love your cake. Looks so beautiful.
    Happy new year!
    Kisses!

    www.galerafashion.com

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  9. That cake is amazing and almost looks too good to eat!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  10. This cake looks so yummy! Happy New Year 2022. Have an amazing year ahead!
    Rampdiary | Fineartandyou | Beautyandfashionfreaks 

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    1. Thank you. Happy new year to you too. Wishing you a great 2022.

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  11. Happy New Year! Well this meal turned out amazing! All the food looks so delish!

    Eileen | yesmissy.com

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  12. Everything looks amazing!
    Happy New Year!

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  13. I am drooling over the beautiful cake. :-)

    Via | https://glossnglitters.com

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  14. The food looks delicious, i'm so hungry now >.< and what a beautiful cake!
    It's always nice to reunite with family and friends :)
    wishing you a happy new year!

    hugs!
    My blog - Lalabetterdayz

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  15. It really is so nice to have friends and family together! Also, hosting is HARD WORK! So great job!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. Congratulations on being the party host! Wow what a wonderful cake!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  17. Amazing experience, and the food looks so delish.

    Have a great year ahead ♥

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for your comment and visit on my blog, I did follow you back.

      Ann

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  18. The food looks delicious
    https://www.formaldressau.com/

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  19. You are really amazing party host. That food and cake look very delicious. I'm so happy to read that you had amazing time with your family and friends for Christmas.

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  20. Wow that cake looked so beautiful and yummy!
    -Nina
    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2022/01/houndstooth-print.html

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  21. Cake is just so perfect. Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Love: Mariann Yip
    https://www.mariannyc.com/falling-in-love-with-windjammer-landing/

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