Wow! Summer has flown by this year. At Little Miss Idea, we’ve been busy helping our clients get organized, plan their summer parties and get caught up on all kinds of administrative & daily tasks. Summer is my favorite time of the year, with so much to do…festivals, weddings, bridal showers, parties, BBQ’s and more! My next favorite time of the year is Fall. I love the change in seasons and welcome the cooler temp’s. If Summer got away from you and you could use some help this fall, please keep Little Miss Idea in mind for any of your needs. We’d love to help you get organized, shop for your upcoming dinner party, get your holiday card/gift list started or updated well before the rush…whatever you may need help with, just ask! On a personal note, I will be embarking on a cross country road trip with one of my best girlfriends in September. I’m really looking forward to our one on one girl time and seeing what we can discover along the way. I love road trips. They remind of youth and feeling free. If you haven’t taken a road trip in some time, I highly recommend it. It’s good for your soul to get out on the open road. Even if it’s only a few hours away…it will do wonders for your spirit. Enjoy the rest of your Summer, with or without a road trip. If you do take one, I hope it leads you on an unexpected adventure!
#64 – Banquet serving or bar-tending is a great way to make some cash during the holidays…
Holiday parties will be in full swing before we know it. You might want to check with local hotels, convention centers, or social clubs (Elks Lodge, American Legions or VFW Posts) to see if they need help serving for banquets and upcoming holiday parties. Holiday parties go into January often times. So you could have at least two months of work evenings and weekends. The pay for banquet serving varies depending on what part of the country you live, but I know you get gratuities or tips for all of them.
If you have experience bar-tending, you might prefer tending bar at the holiday parties over serving food. Most parties have limited drinks that they offer so you probably won’t have to serve anything too fancy or hard to mix up. If it’s been awhile since you mixed up a great Martini or Manhattan…you might want to download a “mixology” app for your smartphone then you’ll have drink recipes at your fingertips. I know several people who tend bar for holiday parties and they generally make anywhere from $100 and up in tips when serving drinks at these parties. Even if it’s an “Open Bar”, people still tend to tip like they are out at a bar for the evening. So smile, be friendly and mix up some tasty beverages…then count your mula on your way home!
Need a last minute Halloween Costume for a party this weekend?! Check out your local thrift stores or even e-bay. You might find a great costume that has only been worn once and is a bargain.
I made my costume this year by going to a thrift-store and buying things separately, but I had the time to do that this year and it was fun searching for the perfect pieces. If you don’t have time but still want a great costume, check online or go to a pop-up Halloween Store that seem to be in every vacant big box store in towns/cities across America. Since Halloween is on a Monday this year, this weekend is going to be the weekend for the spookiest & fun costumes at your local pubs and neighborhood Halloween parties. So be creative…check out your local thrift or second hand-store, you might be pleasantly surprised by what you find or the inspiration you may get from looking through all the stuff there. Or if time isn’t on your side this year and you need to just pick an already made costume, look online. This might be your year for winning the grand prize at your local costume contest! Wouldn’t that be fun?!