If you shun hosting responsibilities, appreciate those who don’t.
Let’s face it, not everyone likes to invite, clean, prep, host, and clean again. Many of us who don’t really appreciate those who do. And while sending good energy into the world is something, taking a cheerful and thoughtful gift goes a long way to the person who, well, went a long way to host an event. As your host or hostess goes the extra mile for you, perhaps you could put a little more effort into your hostess gift than giving them the bottle of wine you received for your birthday.
The Upper Crust Pie Bakery in downtown Overland Park stocks kitchen essentials (okay, maybe not everyone thinks a leather wrap bottle is essential, but I do) that would put a smile on any host or hostess’s lips.