Entertaining is always a fun and exciting way to spend time with your loved ones and those who mean the most to you. Dinner parties and other methods of entertaining are a way for you to show off your hostessing skills. However, you can take your hostess skills up a notch and make your already amazing entertaining events even more amazing with these three simple tips.
Nothing makes entertaining more fun for your guests than a great glass to drink from. Instead of the standard clear glasses to serve drinks, pick up something fun and funky to entertain your guests. Pier 1 Imports and Crate and Barrel are great stores in which to find fun glasses in gorgeous colors that work for every season. To make entertaining even more gorgeous, try picking up colorful glasses for each holiday such as Christmas and Easter.
Mix and Match
Don’t worry about finding perfectly matched napkins and place mats the next time you’re entertaining. Mix and match is one of the most stylish ways to entertain your guests. Think colorful and mixed, but matching at the same time. For example, if you choose a gorgeous bright blue and white paisley table cover, go with bright green linens and gorgeous yellow candles. The bold hues look great together and make your room look fun and lovely without being pretentious.
No longer does entertaining require you stand in the kitchen for hours at a time cooking a decadent meal. The newest trend in entertaining is to head outside and let the cooking happen naturally. Think mixed meals in big pots and on the grill. This gives your guests the ability to mingle both inside and out. It lets you decorate outside as well. Think lobster in a big pot, shrimp in a pot and even meat on the grill.