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The season of hosting guests is upon us. Don’t let a simple dinner party send you into a panic. You can pull off a beautiful table setting, delicious food and a great evening with a few easy tips. Don’t forget, you decided to host guests to enjoy their company. So don’t get too wrapped up in the details — enjoy the moments.
5 Tips For The Perfect Dinner Party
Curb Appeal – A pretty table setting goes a long way toward setting the mood for your event, but it doesn’t have to be very complicated or expensive. I love bringing fresh nature to the table along with some candlelight to set a refreshing mood. Apples, pinecones and pumpkins are an inexpensive way to decorate your fall table with seasonal colors. Scent can also help set the mood, so I like to diffuse fall scents like cinnamon, orange, nutmeg and ginger.
Apple and Sweet Potato Mash Topper
- 24 Triscut Crackers
- 1/2 cup cooled mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 apple, cut into 24 slices
- 24 glazed pecan halves
Spread crackers with potatoes. (Tip, I scooped the mashed sweet potatoes into a plastic bag, trimmed off the edge and squirted the potatoes onto the crackers for a cleaner look.)
Top with apple slices.
Garnish with pecans.
Break Out The Fine China – Fine china has a way of collecting dust on the shelf. Many of use (myself included) feel compelled to save the good stuff for a very special occasion. Stop it. Even if you are just having dinner with your girl friends, use that fine china and enjoy it. It doesn’t do you any good hiding in your cabinets.
I hope these tips show you how easy it can be to put together a dinner to remember with friends or family. For more dinner party recipes visit the NABISCO Party Planner.