Planning Ahead Is Key to Throwing a Memorable Holiday Party

holiday party patrick parker realtyThere’s nothing more chic than entertaining with ease and seamlessly bringing family and friends together over a great meal at a fashionable table. This holiday, if you want to be known as an unforgettable host, follow these tips for entertaining in style to impress guests at your next event:

Select a theme  No matter the occasion, select a color palette to set the tone and inspire everything from the tablescape to the menu.

Make your menu  Create a simple and delicious menu using fresh ingredients.

Set the table  To save time, design and set your table the night before. The key to creating fresh new tablescapes is versatile, white dinnerware paired with interchangeable, bold linens.

Prep and pop  Prep dishes in advance and store them in the fridge before baking and serving. When it’s time to bake, pop them in the oven. Use bakeware that can go from the fridge to the oven, oven to table, table to fridge or freezer – no need to change dishes for baking, serving and storing. This time-saver will allow you to greet guests as they arrive and avoid last-minute meal prep.

All in the details  Just before guests arrive add vibrant floral arrangements and light candles to set the mood. Enjoy the company of your guests while demonstrating how to entertain fashionably and effortlessly.

And Cheers!  Happy Holidays from Patrick Parker Realty!