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Throw An Outdoor Party In Three Easy Steps
Here are three easy tips for making any outdoor summer party a special occasion.
Summer Party: How To Set Up An Outdoor Bar
The best outdoor parties include a self-serve drink station so no one gets stuck tending bar. Here are three tips for your next event.
Summer Party: Making The Most of Berries!
Make fresh-picked berries the star of your next outdoor party with these easy ideas.
Summer Party: How To Set Up An Outdoor Buffet
Make your next summer party stress-free with a self-serve buffet. Here are three easy tips!
Engagement Party: How To Plan An Outdoor Event
A casual outdoor setting can be the perfect backdrop for an engagement party. Here are some festive ideas to inspire your next event!
Summer Party: How To Do An Outdoor Appetizer Display
Summer entertaining is easy with an outdoor appetizer display that offers the freshest flavors of the season.Mingle carrots, peppers, grapes, and olives with crackers and cheese, celery and cherry tomatoes , and, of course, a creamy dip. Serve it with style in a hollowed out cabbage. Just peel back the outer leaves, cut a circle in the top and use a melon baller to hollow it out. Finally, pair soft cheese selections like goat and velvety mini-Brie with a savory, semi-hard cheese like this blue Stilton. Whether you're a first time entertainer or
3 Things You Need For a Great Party
[MUSIC] And the three things you really need, for a good party are, good drinks, good music, and good guests. If we start with good guests I think that every party when you're making the guest list. It wants to have a purpose. You wanna have a social purpose. But I think if you're really clear about, what you wanna get out of the party and you invite your guests to, around that purpose, you'll find that, that party has energy, has life, it has a sort of a, of a momentum to it. Even if the guests don't know what the reason is. Good, music. Good music is, is sort of, is maybe not the most important of the three, but having a good playlist and good music in the background is, is really nice support for, a party environment. And, and I usually, what I like to do now is, is to tell people is just to build a playlist of 50 songs, and put it on, and then forget about it. So drinks are really, important. I, I, I really do think that, social, parties are, sort of nervous occasions. There's a lot of nervous energy. There's a lot of people doing, standing in a room and meeting one another. And often times that's, that's quite, can be very hard for people. And so, drinks allow you to To sort of, grease the wheels, if you will, and to allow people to relax a little bit. As a host, your first job, when the guests walk in, is to put a drink in their hands. That's, you greet them, you get them a drink, and you're done. After that, they're gonna be fine. [MUSIC]
Summer Entertaining: The 2 Must-Haves For Any Party
When it comes to summer entertaining, there are two things that make a party really successful. Maxwell Ryan explains those two must-haves and why they are important.can be standing and having drinks, they could sit down at the dinner table , for dinner, for the meal, and then you can move people to a different space, for dessert. If you just move people those three steps, you'll find that you keep a, mum, the momentum in the evening. You, you sort of refresh the energy each time you move. You break up stale conversations, and you open up the possibility for new conversations . And I find it always makes a party better. Always. [MUSIC]
Summer Entertaining: Avoid These 3 Party Mistakes!
Summer entertaining should be fun and easy. Maxwell Ryan shares his three tips on how to avoid party mistakes.do is setup your party before the guests get there. That said, nobody's perfect . You never finish everything in time. Don't start with cooking. Have all your groceries, have all the food you need, so you
Entertaining in Small Spaces
Entertaining in a small space can be tricky. Maxwell Ryan shares his best tips on how to host a successful event, regardless of room size.