Pro Party Tips To Make Any House Gathering Feel Special And Warm
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The rush of excitement, chatter and laughter are some of the reasons to host people at home, instead of simply finding a table for dinner somewhere. Hosting can be a great way to connect with people on a personal level, while also letting them into your personal space. However, as fun as it may be, hosting can also come with a unique set of challenges – from dietary preferences to different palates to cater to, making sure that all your guests are well-fed and taken care of throughout. All this, while also making sure you don’t spend your time running to and fro and missing all the best moments of your own party!

Hosting Tips

  • Hosting at home is mostly as good as a big event and unlikely to be an impromptu plan. Start planning in advance and even consider putting together a theme to really make it special.
  • Be sure to make a list of food and drinks you plan to serve at the gathering, to ensure that you have everything you need, as well as extras for last minute attendees.
  • Arrange for comfortable and spacious seating arrangements, with an unobstructed view of the main party area. Set up easy-to-reach side or end tables for people to place their drinks and small plates for snacks. Plan a designated bar and food area that is well within access for your guests.
  • Feature plenty of hand-held bites that aren’t too messy, so that people can munch without worry wherever they are seated or standing. Balance with some healthier options like veggie platters and hummus, as well as gluten-free or vegan dishes for those with restrictions.
  • Even if an elaborate cocktail menu is not on the agenda, make sure you have some basic drinks on hand. Bottles of beer and wine, as well as basic mixers like sodas, tonic and juices, make for ideal beverages to serve.
  • Be sure to keep plenty of of tissues, wet wipes and a bathroom accessible for accidental spills or stains.

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Snack Ideas For Gatherings

Onion Rings – An all-time favourite, crispy and crunchy onion rings made using a beer-based batter are addictive while also pairing perfectly with a cold beer or cocktail.

Whiskey-Glazed Meatballs – Succulent meatballs smothered in a rich whiskey glaze is the combination of sweet and savoury flavours that is sure to please a crowd.

Vodka-Infused Watermelon Cubes – Add a summery twist to your snacks with a booze-infused bite of sweet watermelon cubes steeped in vodka. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top for a refreshing citrus hit.

Guacamole – Chips are a must for any kind of house party and they are incomplete without an accompaniment or dip. Make this flavour-bomb of a guacamole using the ripest avocados and pico de gallo, for a burst of flavour in each bite.

Bourbon BBQ Sliders – Whether you prefer jackfruit or pulled pork, mini sliders loaded with fillings coated in a tangy-sweet barbecue sauce offers a satisfying combination of flavours to relish with a cold pint or glass of white wine.