I want to share with you 3 easy way’s to entertain with easy! You know how much I love to entertain and I love quick impromptu small gatherings. 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 favorite’s 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 piece’s you love. Pretty glasses, a great serving tray or bowl. Even having a bar cart (even if you don’t drink) It makes serving easy, yet keeps your theme in check! View some of my favorite past bar cart tips Here, here and here!
#3 Keep the drink and food easy! Paring a great champagne or Prosecco with a fruit patter 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 alway’s suggest a specially cocktail ( find out what your guest alcohol choice is) create a drink around that! Say it’s vodka, you can make a Moscow mule and serve with a cheese and cracker platter or a great crudite’s platter. Serving 1 kind of drink helps you to enjoy your company and not having to 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 of time! 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 alway’s have in my pantry and fridge, this helps you entertain quick 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 drink’s I found if you have these staples you can create something, 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 together, serve in pretty bowl with strawberries. Yum! (it’s great to dip strawberry in champagne first, then in dip!)
I hope you throw a fun and easy get together soon! OX, D’Arcy
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