Entertaining is when we cook with a purpose – usually to feed people beyond ourselves and our immediate family. Some people are natural hosts, others become overwhelmed and/or intimidated when they face the prospect of throwing a party, no matter how large or small.
These tips are intended to help both novices and experienced hosts plan their entertaining occasions with a little less stress. One of the key ingredients to lightening the stress of entertaining is good organization, so you will find many of these tips are designed to help you feel more organized throughout all of the steps that go into planning and preparing for a party.
This collection of tips will continue to grow as long as I see areas where I can share advice based on my experience gained from hosting and attending parties hosted by other people. We can learn a lot from others’ successes and mistakes!
If you have any topics you would like me to add to this collection, just send me a note and I’ll try to prioritize it for you.