I hosted an Arbonne party with close female relatives about a week ago. The plan was to make it Christmas themed so I really didn't have to do much as I expected to have all of my Christmas decorations up by that point. But life happens. I was dealing with Pearl's broken leg, she had a high fever, I was busy with work, and then there was the whole pregnancy thing making me extra exhausted. I ended up not having time to put together the awesome party I had planned. We hadn't gotten our tree yet, most of our decorations were still in storage bins, and I had zero time to cook or do fun Christmas crafts. Jeremy helped me clean the house so that at least got done.
The point I am trying to get to here is that I actually did manage to have a party and it's pretty much solely due to a quick trip to Trader Joe's. I managed to get enough pretty food for everyone and a cute table centerpiece all in one place. Not the ideal situation, but the party was fun, and so much less stressful once I decided to let go of all of my original plans.