Make That Party Go Off without a Hitch

You’re planning a back to school bash for faculty members and you’re hosting it at home. As you and your colleagues get ready to start a new year, you want to create a sense of excitement. It’s time to begin the preparations. Your top priority is refreshments. You want to offer your guests something satisfying and appealing. Think about your menu before you get busy in the kitchen.

Keep it Simple

Less is better. You don’t need to go over the top. Choose small, bite-size appetizers that are easy to prepare. Pigs in a Blanket, Swedish meatballs, finger sandwiches, and mini quiche are only a few suggestions. You can’t go wrong with a layered dip for tortilla chips or potato chips with dip. Hollow out a loaf of rye bread and add a spinach dip in the middle. People love to try it on cubes of bread. Make everything ahead of time so that all you need to do is grab the trays out of the refrigerator. Whenever you need a refill, have more on the way.

Don’t Forget the Drinks

Set up a mini bar where your guests can help themselves. A bucket of ice, several types of soda, wine, wine coolers, beer, and bottled water will ensure that everyone is happy. If someone likes to play bartender, give that person the job. Turn on some good tunes and allow everyone to mingle. This is your chance to unwind before you go back to the daily grind.

Think About Dessert

When everyone is finished with the snacks, you need to offer a temptation for the taste buds and that means dessert. Turn to Gelato Products for ice cream spoons and serving cups when you want to go with gelato, frozen yogurt, or ice cream. You can have individual dishes already prepared in the freezer. Set them out with toppings and you have a sundae bar. Cupcakes in tea cups are decorative and will make anyone with a sweet tooth happy. Send faculty members home with a smile on their face and a boost in confidence as you get ready to embark in the adventure of a new year together. Work can be overwhelming at times. Social gatherings can give you all a break and a chance to actually talk about something other than school.

What tips would you add to ensure you have a party without a hitch? 

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Crystal

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

2 comments on “Make That Party Go Off without a Hitch”

    • I’m glad that you agree. I feel that spending time with guests is the most vital part of having a great party.
      Thank you so much for coming by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon.

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