I just won an election in my community and someone is hosting a “congratulations” party in my honor. What is the best way to thank her?
It’s very nice to send her flowers in advance of the party with a note that expresses your thanks, and says how much you are looking forward to the party. When you send them in advance, she can use them as part of her decorating. Otherwise, a decorative item, or something you know she would consider a personal keepsake, or a plant or flowers delivered after the party are nice ideas that express your thanks. And a follow-up thank-you note that refers to some of the highlights of the party and expresses your thanks is definitely in order. Congratulations!