Easy Entertaining – It’s Possible And Here’s How You Do It

November 25th 2010 08:23 am

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You love to spend time with your friends and family, but do you dread it when it is your turn to entertain for the evening? Entertaining can be a lot of work, especially if you work full time and have kids to take care of and drive to and fro. The easier you make it on yourself the more fun you will have. Here are a few tips that might help.

• Hire a cleaning service. If you are busy like most people these days, you don’t have time to keep your house spotless and that might keep you from inviting guests into your home. Make it easier on yourself by hiring a professional cleaning service to clean your home and make it sparkle before the day of your party. It will be money well spent.

• Cook food in advance. You might not be able to prepare all of your foods in advance the day before, but there are many that you can. This will cut down on the amount of work you have to do on the night of your dinner party and no one will be any wiser.

• Keep it simple. Your guests are coming over to enjoy good times with you and not sample a gourmet meal. There is no need to create a menu that is over the top and takes you all day to prepare. A simple meal of salad and pasta is perfectly fine if it is served well on your best dinnerware and WMF flatware.

• Make clean up time a breeze. You will be left with a lot of dirty dishes but if you cook foods in advance and keep your meals simple, you won’t have as many as you otherwise might. Still, take it easy on yourself. Load your dishwasher and go to bed, or load your dishes in the sink and deal with them in the morning. No one likes to wake up to a mess but it won’t hurt to do it occasionally if it helps you enjoy your dinner party.

Entertaining should be fun and easy and it can be if you keep the above tips in mind. Of course, your food should taste good, but don’t overlook the importance of delivery by using quality dinnerware. You can serve simple meals and your guest will think they are eating like kings if you use your best flatware and dishes.

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