When you are hosting a holiday party for the family and friends in your apartment in Roanoke, VA entertaining can be stressful. Of course you want everything to be perfect.
Here are some simple tips from Honeywood Apartment Homes on how to make entertaining more enjoyable for everyone.
What’s the plan
Plan out the event. How many are coming? What's on the menu? How should the house look? Do you have enough seating? Make a to-do list and set deadlines for yourself. Doing as much as possible in advance will make the day of the party that much easier.
Use your space wisely
The size of the meal may expand during the holidays, but cooking and serving space doesn't. On the buffet table, tiered servers hold appetizers and desserts vertically, saving valuable space and creating an attractive display.
The host should enjoy too
A relaxed host makes guests feel comfortable. Don’t be too busy that you forget to enjoy yourself. Organize your kitchen so that most of the clean-up can be done later. Have take home containers handy for leftovers so you can send leftovers home with guest. Designate an area in the kitchen for dirty dishes, forget the rest of the clean up until after your guests leave.
As the host you set the tone of the party. Don’t worry about making your party perfect; what makes it perfect is keeping the focus on family and friends!
Original article Creston News Advisor