Here are a few tips for hosting a wonderful Christmas gathering without breaking a sweat.
First, determine whether you want a sit-down dinner or something more casual, like a cocktail party. Buffets make dinner parties easy. You can get dishes out quickly and keep them warm while guests can help themselves. For a stress-free cocktail party, stock the pantry and prepare hors d'oeuvres ahead of time. That leaves only an hour or two of prep on the day of your event. Once you've decided what kind of party you're going to host, determine the date, time, guest list, and menu.
Now it's time to pick what you'll serve. If you've decided to host a cocktail party, put together a list of the appetizers you'd like to serve. We suggest using recipes that can be made in advance, which will save you time and energy on the day of the party. At least a day before, make a list and schedule of what needs to be made and when. Make sure to leave at least an hour before the party starts for any last minute emergencies, and, of course, to get ready and relax before your guests arrive. Make as much of the food and drinks ahead of time as you can. to your guests. Set up a separate station (in another room or area if possible) for drinks. Stock it with both alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverage choices, ice, cocktail napkins, and appropriate glassware. For an easy presentation, use food warmers to help keep food warm, rather than glass or metal baking dishes.
Last but not least, enjoy yourself! If you are having a good time, your guests will have a great time as well.
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