It’s always a special time filling your home with family and friends. From holiday and new year festivities to the just because, here are a few tips to help the hostess entertain with style and ease.
Anything to make the party prep easy is key. Prepare food well in advance. Warming drawers in your kitchen is a great way to keep food at the perfect temperature. Chill perishable hors d’oeuvres in the fridge and place them on platters just before guests arrive.
Having a “serve yourself” plan for cocktails is easy with a serving cart. Have an ice bucket, limes, lemons and other cocktail garnishes pre-sliced and ready for your guests.
Sprinkle the Snacks
Think of your home and the party flow. Place platters of hors d’oeuvres in conversation areas.
Bring fresh flowers in and arrange them around your home. From the kitchen to the dining room and even the powder room. Fresh flowers are a beautiful way to add color and beauty to every space.
When thinking of your guests comfort and groups of conversation make sure there is enough seating and tables to place their drinks.
Time for You
Give yourself some time to sit and relax before the doorbell rings. Put your feet up. It’s going to be a great party!