The Hostess Helper
Shari Meltzer 215-512-4182

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Let us be of assistance, so you can truly be a guest at your own party. 


The Hostess Helper will assist you with your party, barbecue, sit down dinner or holiday celebration.  We will:

  • Help prepare, warm, plate and serve food.
  • Clear dishes, wash pots and serving bowls. 
  • Package leftovers.
  • Clear crystal, fine china and silver with care.
  • Set the table, display buffet, decorate and arrange bar ware before guests arrive.
  • Greet guests, take coats and pass hors d’oeuvres.
  • Pick up food from your caterer, cake from your baker, or ice from the store nearest you and deliver to your home/event.

Following is a general guideline to help you determine how many Hostess Helpers you will need, depending on the type of china and bar ware used and the formality of your event.  Each event is different, so please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance

Casual Event with Disposable Plates

up to 50 Guests 1 Hostess Helper
51-100  Guests 2 Hostess Helpers
101-125 Guests 3 Hostess Helpers
126-150 Guests 4 Hostess Helpers
151-175 Guests 5 Hostess Helpers
176-200 Guests 6 Hostess Helpers

Formal Sit Down Dinner with Fine China 
4-12  Guests 1 Hostess Helper                                    
13-25 Guests 2 Hostess Helpers                                             
25-37 Guests 3 Hostess Helpers

Our price is $30 per hour, per helper, with a minimum of four hours.  Holiday Rates apply where applicable. Please contact us for specific pricing.

Paypal, Venmo, cash and checks are accepted for payment. 

*Prices are subject to change without notice