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Welcome to Hostess' Best Friend!


Stress-Free Entertaining

Relax... We've Got This!

We've all been there. Five minutes until "go" time and the table is not set, the hors d'oeuvres are burning in the oven, and the candles are not yet lit.

You meticulously planned your event, spending most of your waking hours going over the finest of details. But, then ... life got in the way!

Now what? You call your best friend. "Big favor dear, I need you here ASAP. I've got a house full of guests due to arrive any minute and I'm still in my robe, the kitchen is filling with smoke, and the candles ... you guessed it, not lit!"


She can't come to save you!

Knock, Knock!

Enter Hostess' Best Friend ...


Wedding Table

Hostess' Best Friend is an extraordinary (yet simple) service that perhaps you've only dreamed about. Our service provides you with professional party assistance and adds a personal touch essential for entertaining in your own home or in a more elaborate setting.

We assist with all facets of party preparation and execution, such as setting the table, staging and plating prepared food, continuous clean-up, and many other party services. We will customize to your individual needs. Our "day of" wedding director service is impeccable. 

All for you, so you can ...


...have a blast at your own party!

Why should you miss out on all the fun?

Professional Approach

We take your party seriously, so you don't have to. Our assignments will be handled with professionalism and care, following your direction and fulfilling your goal of hosting a fun and stress-free party.

Personalized Attention

As a small family owned business, we understand that personal attention is paramount in the success of your party, no matter how small or how grand. Trust us to deliver and exceed your expectations.


Hostess' Best Friend is for you if:

•You love having parties, but you are so stressed you can't enjoy the evening

•You love having parties, but you never have time to mingle with your guests

•You love having parties, but you hate the mess and clean-up

•You have never had a party, so you don't know where to begin​

•You hate having parties, but if you had a best friend to help, you would LOVE having parties!​

  • You are getting married and need help, so your special day will be perfect



Meet Your New Best Friends

Relax... We've Got This!

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Jacqui Herringshaw



Halle Herringshaw



We love what we do

Hostess' Best Friend

Party and event hostesses in the Cleveland area rely on Hostess' Best Friend to provide a level of service that in a word can be best described as "exceptional". Jacqui and her daughter Halle bring decades of experience through positions as waitresses, banquet servers, party planners, and hostess-helpers.

Jacqui and Halle learned early on that even with the most well-thought out plan, there is one factor that can guarantee the success of any function: experienced and reliable help!

Hostess' Best Friend helps at events ranging from romantic and intimate to festive and fabulous, such as birthdays, graduations, rehearsal dinners, funeral luncheons, engagement parties, after-wedding brunches, etc. Our calendar fills up quickly, so kindly speak with us early in the planning process to ensure availability.


They liked us! (blushing)

When You’re Happy, We’re Happy

“Jacqui is a real life saver, she comes well prepared and knows exactly what to do to make an event run smoothly. She's the magic that makes having parties fun again. I will certainly call on Hostess' Best Friend for future events.”

Sandy V.

“Your service is first-rate and we you made our big event soooo EASY... I can’t wait for our next event so we can call you again! Thank you for a truly stress-free experience.”

Kathy P.

“Hostess' Best Friend is really like your best friend. I can’t recommend them highly enough. We are so pleased with how the whole event turned out and hope to work with Hostess' Best Friend again in the near future.”

Christine H.


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