Entertaining comes naturally to some, but it can cause quite the fuss for others. These are basic tips for what you ought to do when entertaining at home.
Being a good host is essential to throwing a top shelf party – one that people will remember. A great event does not mean a wild and crazy night, but an experience that leaves guests with fond memories and meaningful connections.
Details matter and should not be over looked. When you, as the host, end up tying lose ends at the last minute, it makes guests feel like they were or the event was an after thought.
Take note of these 7 tips for your next cocktail or dinner party:
Prepare drinks and beverages
Always use coasters if you are using a wooden table -- we wouldn't want to leave any rings behind.
Appropriate serving ware
Have cocktail plates and cutlery and napkins so that your things are not dirtied.
Have pica pica ready before guests arrive! Do not start getting ready when people are there. Serving food is important because people always like to have something to munch on while chatting and drinking.
1) Chips for a more casual evening
2) Cheese and charcuterie
3) Dips and spreads
4) Popcorn – you can flavour your popcorn in a variety of ways, from truffle, coconut, olive, to a mixture of different spices.
5) Canapés – if food is supposed to be hot, make sure it is indeed hot and fresh.