Category Archives: Hosting

How to Plan the Perfect Beach Picnic & My Picnic Essentials

I love a good beach picnic, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share some of my tips on having a great beach picnic and my give you a list of my picnic essentials.  My first memories of picnics were with my parents in Ghirardelli Square in...

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Time Saving, Stress Reducing Tricks for Thanksgiving

So next week is Thanksgiving…..have you figured out what you’re going to do? Are you going out to eat or cooking in? If you’re cooking, are you making all the food or getting some help?  As a kid we always went out to eat for most holiday meals, so...

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Cocktail Party Etiquette for the Host and Guest

I love a good cocktail party, I love hosting them and attending them.  I believe the art of hosting a cocktail party is a bit lost.  I learned much of what I know about hosting from my sister in law Ellen, she is a fabulous host, you always feel...

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Winery Picnic Tips and My Favorite Essentials

If you’ve seen my Instagram, you know that I love going wine tasting and I love a good winery picnic.  If you’ve ever been wine tasting, you probably noticed the strange phenomenon that wineries rarely have food.  If they do have food, they usually don’t have much variety and it...

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7 Simple Tips for Hosting a Cocktail Party

I believe that the cocktail party has changed since I started hosting them 10-ish years ago.  Cocktail parties went from an event with great food and cocktails, to an event that is simply Pinterest/ Instagram ready. I always think that layout, the look and feel are important.  I feel...

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Gluten Free Super Bowl Party Ideas

So the Super Bowl is right around the corner, but finding tasty Gluten Free Super Bowl Party food can be difficult.  Here are some of my favorites: Chili Con Queso According to Organic Authority‘s list of ingredients for Velveeta is actually gluten free, so you can always do the traditional...

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About Claire

Hi! I'm Claire Bahn, a personal branding expert and CEO and Co-Founder of Online Profile Pros and Stratus Branding. I have been helping people strategize and create their best personal brand for over 10 years. Read More

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