5 Tips for Effortless Entertaining
Spontaneous catchups are often the most memorable, take inspiration from our easy-to-use Panama servingware and keep these five tips in mind ahead of the colder months.
1. Almost perfect is close enough
Don’t stress about having a perfectly styled home. If you wait for your house to be completely perfect before you invite people over, you’ll never entertain! Less is more for decorating, let your statement tableware speak for itself, simply add a little fresh greenery from the garden.
2. Stock your freezer
Buy a few quality, ready-made staples for your freezer to have on hand for guests. Bao buns are an unexpected twist on sliders that can be filled with simple ingredients. Try prawns, greens and sauce to build an easy share platter. Other crowd-pleasers that are great to keep on hand are arancini balls and spring rolls. Just pop them straight in the oven from frozen and serve hot with some simple dipping sauces.
3. Easy wins
Don't ignore the humble dip! The secret to elevating a simple store-bought dip is in the styling. Simply dollop onto a beautifully textured large platter and top with pomegranate seeds and a swirl of olive oil, or serve in a traditional chip ’n’ dip with a selection of sliced vegies and crackers.
Make your life easy by setting up a make-your-own drinks station. Line up glasses and a few key beverage options on a bench or a bar cart. Leave a bottle opener, ice and some sliced lemon out and guests can help themselves to drinks!
5. Small details matter
As the evening goes on pull a rabbit out of a hat with stunning individual sweet tarts. Your pre-bought tarts will make the whole process super simple as all you need to do is fill them one at a time and add a sweet decoration on top! Try lemon or grapefruit curd with fresh raspberries, caramel with maple pecans or dark chocolate ganache and cream. Follow these five tips and you'll enjoy the party as much as your guests!