Each module is packed with resources, podcasts, images and checklists to make every event a breeze.
Experienced hostess reveals her hospitality secrets in her first-ever online course.
Joni Hruska Fichter
Owner/President Career Placement, Inc.
Husband: Mark Fichter
Director at Fluor
From poolside cocktails, backyard BBQs, themed soirees and celebratory showers to the most festive and bright holiday parties, delicious seated dinners and elegantly extravagant weddings, Lisa instills engaging, heartwarming hospitality as she helps friends and guests enjoy the evening of sharing “life” that lies ahead!
Husband: Jeff Roe
Founder of Axiom Strategies
Growing up in a home where we ate dinner in front of the television, my knowledge-base for entertaining was pretty limited. Lisa helped me understand not only the basics, but also the special touches that could set my event apart. With her kind encouragement and strong guidance, Lisa provided me the tools I needed to do it right. Over the years I had gathered a hodgepodge of hostessing tips but never felt my events came off the way I desired. Lisa helped me better prepare, narrow my focus and entertain with confidence.
2nd Lady of Texas
Husband: Dan Patrick
Lt. Governor of Texas
Several years ago, Lisa and Christopher hosted a political event for my husband. Lisa is such a welcoming and gracious hostess. The event centered around tables of amazing and tasty desserts that made it easy to interact with the guests in a casual and fun setting. We especially appreciated how she made everyone feel like family by opening the event with a prayer. It is a model for what all events should be.
A lifetime of entertaining has formed the basis for the love Lisa Lou has for creating hospitable situations and encouraging people to return to the table. She is a strong believer that we learn to "do life" when friends, family and even strangers, gather together to learn from each other. Whether hosting a party for 300 or having an intimate dinner for 12, Lisa Lou’s greatest joy comes when she can provide a gift of respite from everyday life to her guests. She is certified by the Charleston School of Protocol and has a B.A. in Journalism from Texas Tech University. When she is not busy writing blogs, mentoring young women or hosting parties, she enjoys spending time with her family and their Labrador Retriever, Colonel.
Meet Lisa Lou
Learn Lisa's foundations for hosting parties and have all your entertainment questions answered.
A downloadable checklist accompanies the course with lesson recaps, and a repeatable strategy for stress-free entertaining.
Learn on your own terms, at your own pace on mobile, desktop or laptop. Easy to reference modules will help you avoid last-minute google searches about your latest social dilemma.
Meeting friends for dinner after work or ordering pizza on a Friday night with neighbors. We all have a deep desire to be connected in a world that often forgets the importance of communing with friends.
Twelve Months of Entertaining will provide party ideas and recipes for each month of the year.
12 Months of Entertaining
My approach to entertaining is KISS: Keep It Simple Silly. In this module, you'll learn easy decorating tips for every month of the year.
Decor Ideas for 12 Months of Entertaining
Learn how to avoid headaches for you and your guests by providing the information every invitation needs.
I'll break down the key factors in creating your guest list, and give tips for avoiding drama to create an enjoyable evening for all.
The Guest List
The exact blueprint of how I rehearse my parties to ensure you have planned for everything from where to set purses to who will answer the door.
My Party Needs A Rehearsal?
From appetizers to formal dinners, the key to minimizing stress and having a successful get-together is determining what's on the menu.
With this pre-party checklist, you'll be able to remember those pesky things most commonly forgotten by even the most experienced hostess.
Things Most Hosts Forget
The ultimate guide to understanding the responsibilities of a hostess, and tips for how to show decorum in any small talk situation.
Duties of the Successful Host
This module will help you tie everything together and learn to entertain with confidence.