I’m sure we all agree that the idea of snuggling up by the fire place with a glass of red wine is glorious but after a long winter, I’m over it. I’m over freezing my butt off and having to wear slippers around the house 247.
So, in an effort to summons summer to arrive earlier I thought I’d entertain the idea of entertaining
The sun setting on the back porch or yard is pretty much a must have for me, it makes for a perfect spot to host a few quiet ones on a sunny afternoon but I must confess, I’m probably the least talented in the kitchen out of all my friends so, I’ve put together a few tips on throwing a casually awesome arvo if you’re not so hot in the kitchen
Mozzies: Don’t forget about insect repellent, outdoor citronella candles are a nice natural option. It’s a sure fire way to unravel a night when those miniature vampires crash the party
Food: If you’re no whiz in the kitchen then make sure you have plenty of yummy nibbles. Buy a whole smoked fish with plenty of tiny picking folks, crackers, cheese (the basics), some delicious honeycomb which always make the plate look interesting, hunt out a couple of perfect pates, keeping ing mind colour. So throwing in Basil and cocktail tomatoes add a gorgeous colour pop
Clean The House: One thing that always gets the house clean is knowing people are coming over, the house never looks better but make sure you do this with plenty of time
Style: No need to exert yourself here but it’s nice to have a flavour of style running through your evening. I love to use big chunky chopping boards as serving platters and a few yummy jugs floating around . Pims is always an easy and refreshing one to provide on the side. That alone starts to set the flavour for the evening, it’s almost a modern twist on a country vibe. Go with what you like. Heck you can even make it themed . It’s your party do what you like !
Fun. Have it
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