I recently had a coffee at my house. The things I look forward to when I plan a coffee....
1. Creating the invitation
2. Deciding what goodies to make
3. Who will show - will anyone show?
And my husband's favorite...
4. Having a clean home
Sometimes my husband will ask if I'm having a coffee any time soon because the house needs a good cleaning (I'm the first to admit, and my husband is the second, that I'm not the world's best cleaner. Actually, I'm not the anything's best cleaner). So, sometimes I decide to have a coffee just to get me to do some extra cleaning - and it always works.
I enjoy having a coffee get-together in December because the house is festive with Christmas decorations and there are so many dessert ideas to choose from. This time I had shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate (some sprinkled with crushed candy cane) and seven layer bars. My daughter loved the seven layer bars.
This time I only had one person show and it was a sweet neighbor lady. I don't know this woman very well, so it was a treat for me to have her all to myself for an hour and get to know her better. This is what's so great about hosting the coffees. I prepare for ten but expect none. With these expectations, each coffee is always a success. Refer back to the four items above.
I only have three or four coffees a year - I don't do any during the summer months. I'll be planning another as Spring gets closer. By then my house will need a good cleaning.