Wednesday July 1, 2020

ENTERTAINMENT & STYLE by JOANNE MATSCHUCK I’m one of those people who gets very excited at the prospect of making a new To Do list. In this instance, I’m tackling “How to throw the perfect party”; making it feel homey, the surroundings cozy, and with a certain sweetness. The difference between whether you’re hosting a casual gettogether or formal occasion lies in what essentials will be used in creating and planning the party. The layout, the shape of table, and the style used to enhance the experience depending on what type of theme I want to project. So with that, here are some of my tips and tricks for planning a grand dinner. 1. Guest List. This is the first thing that I consider during the preplanning stages of the event: what type of people or friend groups to invite. Is it going to be formal and fancy, or laid back as you would entertain your classmates or neighbors? The atmosphere can become tense or uncomfortable when one group of acquaintances don’t necessarily jive with another. Identify who you would want to invite. 2. Entertainment. While knowing who to invite is at the forefront on planning your evening, your table topics of discussion – whether it is political in nature or a church conversation – will set the tone for the soiree. Planning a fun evening with perhaps some games, singing and dancing (depending on your group of guests) could certainly liven up the place. Pick a fun few activities to make your evening a pleasant one. 3. Menu. Be mindful of food allergies like seafood, garlic, onion, peanuts, etc. as this can ruin the night if not taken into account. Will there be cocktails served? Finger foods that require a fork, toothpick, and/or napkin? Any...... Read more on Full Issue!

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