July 17, 2018
Who would have thought that there is more to hosting than its apparently pleasant side? A recent survey of over 1500 women uncovered a few surprising findings; here are the five that we found most astonishing:
1. Why do you host a party?
“To sample food and drinks” was a popular choice among some women; others, to make an announcement or to spend time with friends and family.
A staggering 39% selected “to impress my friends.” Unbelievable!
...and we thought we were the only ones here, at Lulu in a Box, who like to show off our hosting savoir-faire!!
2. When hosting, what do you want to be complimented on?
57% of the women surveyed reported that they’d much rather be complimented on their home styling and table decoration than on their food, conversation, or outfit.
3. Have you taken a day off of work to prepare for a dinner party?
Do you wish you could take a day off work to prepare your party? If so, you could be part of the 69% who answered that that is exactly what they do.
4. How much do you spend on average when entertaining at home?
Concerning their budget, 46% of the surveyed said they spend between $350 and $620 to organize their parties. (Our Lulu in a Box collections are a fraction of that amount!)
5. Have you ever lied to your spouse about the amount you have spent on a dinner party?
Based on the preceding findings, it’s not surprising that 84% of the female respondents admitted to lying to their spouse about the amount they spent on their parties.
How about you? How would you answer those questions? Comment below!
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August 15, 2018
In this two part series we will go through some tips from Emily Post’s book, Etiquette in 1922. Post was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Part two are six ways to be a good guest.
August 8, 2018
In this two part series we will go through some tips from Emily Post’s book, Etiquette in 1922. Post was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Part one are six ways to be a good host.
June 6, 2018
So where are people having picnics in 2018?
You won’t believe it.