7 Best Entertaining Tips
If you’re not cooking anything that has a strong smell, begin caramelizing an onion in butter about 15 minutes before guests arrive. Your house will smell divine.
The best centerpieces are edible centerpieces! Bring color to the table with fresh fruits and vegetables, charcuterie boards, loaves of rustic bread and hearty blocks of cheese.
Fun table place settings
For a fun brunch table place setting, write names on soft-boiled eggs and place them in pretty eggcups.
Label your food
Label all of your dishes so that you don’t have to keep explaining what they are. Take into consideration any guests with allergies and label your dishes accordingly.
Make spice mixes
Make-your-own drink station
At the drink station, have a little sign with a suggested festive cocktail recipe or two so that guests can make their own.
Personalize your place cards
For some great conversation starters, don’t write names on your place cards. Rather, write clues for each guest. For example: “Has encyclopedic knowledge of fried chicken" or "Traveled the farthest to get here.”