I am not comfortable in these situations. I find it awkward to strike up conversation with strangers, especially when many of them already know each other. However, one thing I have learned is that bringing an interesting hostess gift or party snack can serve as a great conversation starter. It also really starts you off on the right foot with other partygoers, as they immediately know that you have a sense of humor.
Here are some funny and interesting items that you may want to consider for your next hostess gift:
- Nautical Wine Sweaters
I just can't help but look at this little army of wine bottles dressed in sailor sweaters and laugh. It is a ridiculous but cute way to bring a bottle of wine to a party.
- Bumble Bee Honey Pot - I have this and absolutely love it. You can pair it with some local honey and/or tea for a unique gift.
- Bud Vase Set
This unique and inexpensive way to bring flowers is perfect for parties that scientists or people with medical backgrounds will be attending. The rack looks remarkably like a test tube rack seen in many laboratories. You only need 5 stems of flowers. Put food coloring in the water and select unique flowers to make this really special.
- Pot Clip - This clip attaches right to the rim of your pot. The spoon rests in the hole until you're ready to use it again, so any dripping goes back in the pot. This is a great way to keep counters clean and avoid having a messy spoonrest. Everyone will want to know where you got it!