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Monday, December 5, 2016

Hosting Low Stress Holiday Parties

Hosting Low Stress Holiday Parties
Planning a holiday party is never easy especially with during the holiday busy season. Below are some tips for planning and hosting great holiday parties.
  • Serve appetizers and desserts on disposable party ware to lighten the amount of dishes at the end of the night.
  • Plan ahead and line baking dishes with foil for easy cleanup.
  • Fill the kitchen sink with soapy water for quick cleanup as the party progresses.
  • When planning the menu. Choose some do-ahead foods and supplement with store-bought extras.
  • Create a food-free space for your guests to mingle.  Research shows that the proximity and visibility of food increases your chance of eating that food.
  • Offer some low calorie food options.
  • Make sure to know special food needs of your guests i.e. vegetarian, food sensitives or allergies.
  • Offer a build-your-own bar i.e. tacos, burritos, baked potatoes or hot chocolate. That way guests can choosing only the fillings or toppings they want.      

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