Does Entertaining Stress You Out? ORDER HERE: The Real Food Party Planning Guide!


There’s always a holiday or celebration right around the corner…

  • Easter is coming, not to mention graduation open house season and Mother’s Day.
  • After that it will be summer cook-outs, Father’s Day, and 4th of July.
  • Before you know it we’ll be at Thanksgiving and Christmas again, with New Year’s Eve and Superbowl parties quickly following!
  • And there’s always a birthday party to plan.  :)
  • We also like to have “just because” parties now and then with friends or family, or even last-minute “driveway parties” with neighborhood friends.
  • Even when it’s our turn to host bible study here, while it’s totally low-key, there’s still food to prepare and things I need to remember to do.

Does Entertaining Stress You Out?

It’s great that we have so many reasons for getting together with those we enjoy being with, but it can be stressful.  I’ve made it easier for you with the tips I’ve learned about planning ahead for a shindig.  Maybe you’re a “natural” host or hostess and entertaining is no big deal, but if you’re someone that would like help organizing whatever event is in your future, this guide will be just the thing.  I’ll help you calmly plan everything ahead of time.  Not only will you be sure not to forget anything, but you’ll also DE-STRESS the whole experience so you can enjoy yourself as much as your guests are sure to.  :)

Here’s a sneak peek inside the Real Food Party Planning Guide Table of Contents:

Page 3 – Notes before you begin planning
Page 6 – At least three weeks before the party
Page 13 – Make-ahead main dish recipe ideas
Page 21 – Make-ahead side dish recipe ideas
Page 23 – Salad recipe ideas
Page 26 – Make-ahead bread recipe ideas
Page 29 – Make-ahead appetizer recipe ideas
Page 34 – Make-ahead dessert recipe ideas
Page 37 – Nourishing beverage recipe ideas
Page 38 – Finalize your menu
Page 39 – One week before the party
Page 40 – Two days before the party
Page 41 – One day before the party
Page 42 – The morning of the party
Page 43 – Just before guests arrive
Page 44 – During the party
Page 45 – After the party
Page 46 – Your feedback/find out more



SORRY, there are no hard copies available, it is downloadable and you can print it out if you wish.  :)

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  • 1 Nicole April 19, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Do the recipes differ from Nourishing Tradition recipes?

    2 KitchenKop April 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Nicole,
    Yes, these are my own recipes that are all based on NT principles. They’re all tried and true recipes from my kitchen and good ones for groups because they can be made ahead easily. :)

    3 Nicole April 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Awesome! Love NT principles but sooo difficult trying to find recipes that go along with them. Thanks Kelly! Placing my order now!

    4 Barbara Grant May 4, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Can I download into a flash drive? I do not have a printer.

    5 KitchenKop May 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Yes, you can download into any file you’d like. It will probably first go to your downloads folder, then just cut and paste into your flash drive. :)

    6 Ellen@BodyEarth May 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Hi, Kelly!
    I just wanted to let you know how much I love your party planning guide!
    It will be very helpful for me. I used to throw parties at the last minute with no stress, but as I get older I worry about them more and more :-) Your guide has some excellent party ideas and I love your recipes.
    Thanks so much!

    7 KitchenKop May 5, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Ellen, thanks for your sweet feedback! :)

    8 Alex at A Moderate Life June 29, 2010 at 1:09 am

    OH! VERY cool! You know, we had guests this weekend and i cooked traditional and they ate it up without a fuss at all, in fact they loved it and it made me think…if you dont tell folks you cooked something differently, they will probably just love it anyway! I did tell them we drank raw milk and to bring their own pasteurized if they wanted it-no go, they drank and loved the raw stuff! Thanks for sharing on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! :) alex

    9 girlichef June 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

    How cool!! What a wonderful idea…I bet this will be invaluable to many people. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Two for Tuesdays this week!

    10 Bethany June 30, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Kelly, this sounds like such a wonderful resource! I love entertaining and I usually find it fun instead of stressful, but even with that I’m sure I could benefit from this! Thanks for sharing it with our Two for Tuesday crowd! :)

    11 Lindsay July 28, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I haven’t even read the 2 books offered here, but from the comments, it sounds like what I am looking for. We have switched to raw milk, organic eggs, cheese and as much organic food as possible, really. It’s incredibly hard to find recipes that use simple, sometimes raw ingredients. They all have canned-this or processed-that. I”m excited to see what you have to offer. Ordering now :)

    12 Nancy August 2, 2010 at 7:54 am

    Hi Kelly, My PayPal account shows my payment went through for the guide and party planner, can you tell me if you got it on your end and how long before they arrive? Want to give it as a gift soon.

    13 Kathy March 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm


    Where can i find raw milk in my area? Arizona. Or where can I order raw milk? thanks

    14 KitchenKop March 4, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Hi Kathy,
    Check here:

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