#155 Title:

The Big O: Entertaining


Special Guest: Monica Ricci, Organizing Expert, Motivational Speaker, Author and Founder of Catalyst Organizing Solutions, LLC.

Description: Whether big or small, formal or informal, during the holidays or anytime of the year, you REALLY CAN be more organized and throw a successful party or gathering. We’ll show you how to entertain - the simple, organized and less stressful way.

Duration: 44:04

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Show Index
00:22 Intro: Party Planning
02:30 We Wig Out.
05:15 Determine the Scale
07:13 Who's Coming?
12:04 It's All About the Food
21:21 Hide the Dust
24:13 Party Playlist
31:48 How to NOT do ALL the Work
38:04 Out-of-Town Guests
40:35 Closing Comments


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About Monica Ricci



Monica Ricci is a speaker and the author of Organize Your Office In No Time, a busy person's reference for taking control and being more effective, productive and successful at work. Monica is Past President of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and was named one of the nation's "Organizing Elite" by Forbes Magazine. She has been an expert guest on both radio and television, including the nationally syndicated Clark Howard Radio Show. Monica is also a regular expert organizer on the popular Home and Garden Television show, MISSION: Organization.

Monica's articles have appeared in such diverse publications as Airtran Airways, Arrivals Magazine, Men's Edge Magazine and Advisor Today Magazine. Some of Monica's clients include Earthlink, Longhorn, Paramount Pictures, The US Court of Appeals, GE Capital, Special Olympics Georgia, and Kennesaw State University.

She also teaches national teleclasses and as a speaker, she presents seminars, workshops and motivational keynotes on time management, procrastination, getting organized and living a powerful, simpler life.

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Entertaining Resources



Have a Ball Articles

Hosting Overnight Guests: 10 Easy Tips To Help Your Visitors Feel Welcome

10 Party Preparation Tips: How to Entertain the Easy Way

Top 10 Favorite Tips for Easy Entertaining

More Fun, Less Stress this Season


Party Podcasts


Preserving Family Memories: Get Togethers

Simple Holidays 103

The Big O: Holidays


Wild Time Websites


Celebrations: Fabulous Parties Made Easy

Thoughtfully Simple

Hostess with the Mostess™: Celebrations with a Modern Twist

Gatherings: How Family Get-Togethers Get Going

Entertaining Made Simple: Easy Tips and Fun Ideas

Best Party Ever: Party Planning is Easy



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Discussed on the Show






Monica (top), Vicky (middle), Jen (bottom) record in the studio.