EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ENTERTAINING
The weather is warmer, the days are longer and the party season is upon us. It’s the perfect time of year to invite a few friends over and enjoy the sunshine and good company.
But while having guests over can be a lot of fun, for many people the experience can also be stressful.
Planning is key
Figmint Catering owner Julie Wilson has helped plan hundreds of events. She has written a book about the art of entertaining at home, The HighHeeled Hostess, and she says planning ahead is the key to success.
“The more you can get things ready before your guests arrive, the more relaxed you’re going to be — and so will your guests,” she says.
There are several things you can do ahead including buying drinks and snacks one or two weeks ahead.
You can have your food prepped up to the morning before, or even some things the day before or two days before.
“Don’t over extend yourself, just do what you feel comfortable doing. Don’t try anything new,” she says.