Create Memorable Gatherings with Simplicity and Style
Welcoming friends and family into your home doesn't have to be intimidating! These 50 affordable and inspired ideas from bestselling author Melissa Michaels will help you turn any get-together into a special memory.
- Simplify tasks and focus on what guests remember most: the atmosphere, feast, conversation, and special touches.
- Reduce stress when you embrace your authentic hosting style, easy DIYs, and the freedom of using what you have.
- Celebrate people as the centerpiece of any gathering with simple activities that spark conversation and connection.
With more than 300 tips for a variety of gatherings—from a casual outdoor barbeque to a creative guest-of-honor dessert--you'll feel inspired to open your door with confidence!
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"Simple Gatherings invites us all to check hospitality fears and perfectionism at the door. The helpful tips and creative ideas inside will inspire even the most reluctant hostess to take that first step toward creating space for a simple but memorable experience."Sandy Coughlin, Reluctant Entertainer (blog)
About the Author
Melissa Michaels is the creator of The Inspired Room, the Better Homes and Gardens Readers’ Choice Decorating Blog winner in 2014, and is the author of Love the Home You Have. With creative, simple ideas and a friendly style, she inspires nearly half a million women each month to love their homes and lives. Melissa is a regular contributor at (in) courage.me and is frequently featured in top publications and web communities. She and her husband live in Washington where they planted a church in 2009.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this encouraging and exciting. Melissa's simple steps walk you through the process of hosting a gathering from the most simple to the most elaborate. Her no nonsense approach helps prevent being overwhelmed and her guidance to put your heart into your gathering rather than trying to achieve perfection was inspiring and encouraging. #simplegatherings are possible!