beth davidson - the frenzied hostess

Welcome fellow busy hostess!

I’m Beth Davidson, one busy hostess. Nice to meet you! I launched The Frenzied Hostess in 2016 because every time I looked up party planning, everything was just too perfect. I wanted to create a site for people who are creative and want to try new things, but don’t have time to worry about every little detail. Since then I’ve expanded to talk about working from home and blogging. Basically, if you’re the type of person who always feels rushed, welcome home!

My adventures often feel like one giant Pinterest fail, but you can totally learn from my mistakes. I offer practical tips for last minute parties, kid parties for parents who know their kids won’t remember, and my absolute favorite – the dinner party. You’ll find recipes and crafts along with time-savers in many other aspects of life. Oh, and sometimes I experiment with other peoples’ party ideas to see how realistic they are. But don’t expect perfection here – I focus on realistic.

I have always enjoyed being a busy hostess. Although I don’t do it professionally, I have planned many a party. I did everything for my wedding. I’ve planned and executed four bachelorette parties as maid of honor. Once a year I host a fancy dinner party (oh hey, did I mention that’s my favorite?), and I think there’s nothing like a good barbecue to get all my friends together. When I first started posting, I had yet to make any friends in my new state of Tennessee, so I dedicated all my pent-up party energy to help out others like me.

A Little About Me.

I’ve moved a lot as an adult, and that can be pretty brutal in the friend department. Luckily, someone who loves parties is never lonely long. I’m currently in Knoxville, Tennessee, so I’ve bonded with plenty of people over football and tailgates – but I’m having a really hard time with all this orange! Oh well. Maybe it’ll grow on me.

So I’ve explained why I like parties. Perhaps you’d be interested to know why I’m so crunched for time. Well, readers, I’m a work-from-home mom. My husband works full time out of the home and officiates football part-time, when he’s not busy in the Lego club or whatever other hobby he’s picked up, so basically everything in our house falls to me. I do the cooking, the cleaning, and the child raising – while running my own bookkeeping business out of the house. Can you imagine if you went to work every day and you had to bring two toddlers and they also expected you to vacuum and dust your own office? Yeah. That’s my life. Only when 8 hours is up, I’m not going anywhere.

If you’re a frenzied hostess, just like me, I invite you to follow me on Twitter. I’m @frenziedhostess. I have the same name on Instagram, and I got really wild with my Pinterest profile – thefrenziedhost. So creative, right? Also, if you want more helpful tips on planning successful parties in what very little down time you have, please subscribe to my newsletter to stay in the know! Thanks for stopping by!