I used to have a lot of anxiety about entertaining. Having people over meant at least a day, if not two, of intense work and preparation. I don't know if I read too much Martha, but a dinner party was a BIG DEAL.
So there you are at a dinner party.The crowd is sharp, the charcuterie is local, the cocktails hit all the right notes with their craft bitters and small-batch whiskeys, and there's a docked iPod playing the latest buzzed-about band from SXSW. Dinner is served. It's fondue?!
Lobster seems to be one of those rarefied experiences that we reserve for only the most special occasions. In fact, I think we often overlook its potential because we assume that it is out of reach…a crazy indulgence. While it is certainly an indulgence, it can be a really wonderful addition to a holiday party, and as an appetizer, a little can go a long way.
The holidays can be overwhelming with shopping, hand-writing holiday cards, making travel arrangements and seeing folks. Instead of picking that one date in December, smack in the middle of craziness, to host a holiday bash, why not throw a few smaller gatherings during the season?...more
Chances are, if you've been over to our house for a meal, I have it noted in my menu/entertaining diary. It's not the kind of diary where I recap every thought or conversation. Mine is more of a snapshot of the meal I planned and executed.
By Tara Riceberg, Guest Contributor – Party Planning & EntertainingThe success of a party is completely dependent upon the hostess. Be happy and well prepared to eliminate stress and ensure a fun time for all.Here are 5 tips to guide you:...more