HOST WITH THE MOST
JOHANNA Griggs knows the pressure of hosting a large-scale party. And over the years, she has learnt a few keys to pulling off the perfect event.
Embrace list-writing – and write many. It’s the only way to keep track.
Enlist family members – particularly if you’ve got kids who are bored at home during school holidays – for the fiddly, small jobs.
SHOP ON A BUDGET:
You’ll find plenty of quality decorations and other bits and pieces in discount shops. You don’t need to spend a small fortune.
TIMING IS EVERYTHING:
When you’re cooking for a lot of people, keep the timing of various dishes in mind. Having everything ready at the same time takes pretty careful planning.