3 Way’s to entertain with ease!
I want to share with you 3 easy way’s to entertain with ease! You know how much I love to entertain, and I love quick impromptu small gatherings. So I found some easy way’s to make for a “pop-over visit” for a girl’s night or a Couple’s date night!
#1 Make it simple. You can have a great night without having to slave in the kitchen. I love having people over for drinks, and a simple appetizer or one of my favorites is, Dessert and drinks after having dinner out! This allows you to keep it simple and not have to take a lot of time to prepare.
#2 Being Prepared! Having a few entertaining pieces, you love. Pretty glasses, a great serving tray or bowl. Even having a bar cart (even if you don’t drink) makes serving easy yet keeps your theme in check! Please view some of my favorite past bar cart tips Here, here, and here!
#3 Keep the drink and food easy! Paring great champagne or Prosecco with a fruit platter or my favorite Strawberries and homemade fruit dip! (my family’s favorite & it’s quick!) Recipe below! If you want to serve a cocktail, I always suggest a special cocktail ( find out your guest’s alcohol choice). Create a drink around that! Say it’s vodka. You can make a Moscow mule and serve it with a cheese and cracker platter or a great crudite platter. Serving 1 kind of drink helps you enjoy your company and not act as a bartender! I love drinks I can make in a pitcher! Sangria, Rum punch, Vodka lemonade, Mojitos.
Entertaining doesn’t have to be expensive or hours! Some of my most favorite get together’s happened spur of the moment! This is why being prepared is key! I can have friends drop over at any time, and I can easily throw something together. Here is a list of some of the things I like to always have in my pantry and fridge. This helps you entertain quickly and with ease.
Assortment of cheeses (even cream cheese or Boursin, these make a great veggie dip)
Assortment of crackers and nuts
Fresh fruit and veggies
A bottle of wine, vodka, Rum
Club soda or La croix
Having these items on hand really helps for throwing a quick and yummy platter together fast! Who doesn’t love to snack on these! As for the drinks, I found that you can create something if you have these staples, even if it’s a wine spritzer with fresh fruit!
Strawberry dip recipe:
A jar of Marshmallow fluff
A Block of Cream cheese
A teaspoon of vanilla
mix all ingredients, serve in a pretty bowl with strawberries. Yum! (it’s great to dip a strawberry in champagne first, then in the dip!)
I hope you throw a fun and easy get-together soon! OX, D’Arcy
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