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Tips for Making this Holiday Gathering the Best One Yet!
ral sliced so they are
effortless to serve.
premium meats are
smoked over blended
hardwood chips and
finished with a sweet,
crunchy glaze, giving
flavors that are evoca-
tive of happy holiday
memories and home
(StatePoint) As most holiday hosts know, it’s not
unheard-of to spend the majority of your party in the
kitchen, while guests laugh together down the hall.
But preparing in advance can help you reduce
stress, have more time to make the moments special
and still serve a delicious meal. Here are a few hosting
hints to make this holiday the best yet.
The brand also
offers ready-made sides, like green bean casserole
and herb stuffing, as well as cakes, pies and other des-
serts, which could potentially mean one-stop shop-
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Make sides in a cinch by doing any chopping, slic-
ing or mixing in advance of the day of your party.
Certain sides can even be prepped ahead and popped
in the oven just before the guests arrive. responders.
All too often, hosts get bogged down fixing drinks
Or, consider making your party a potluck festiv-
ity. This way, everyone pitches in on the food, which
leaves you time to mine Pinterest for simple DIY holi-
day décor ideas that are sure to draw more than a few
wows. for guests as they arrive. Avoid this conundrum by set-
Main Course cocktail suggestions on a placard.
The centerpiece of your celebration, the ham or
turkey, shouldn’t involve a ton of work or preparation.
When your guests have traveled from all over, why not
treat them (and yourself) to a little taste of home that
provides the perfect presentation and effortless prepa-
One easy way to serve these home favorites with-
out spending all day near the oven is by picking up
a ready-to-serve, premium option locally. Classic
options like those from HoneyBaked Ham come spi-
ting up a DIY drink station. You may consider making
a signature drink in advance and serving it in a bever-
age dispenser or punch bowl, or giving guests a few
Don’t forget the little ones. Set up a hot chocolate
bar that includes marshmallows, peppermints and
whipped cream topping options. Ask adults to help
their children serve themselves.
You don’t have to get sidelined in the kitchen at
your holiday gathering in order to serve a home style
feast. With a few smart strategies, you can be both the
host of the party and the life of it..