Party Comfort Zone!

One of my favorite cooking classes was with Nicole Aloni, should you ever get the pleasure of taking one of her classes, take it!  She is amazing, you’ll learn so much!

Here is Nicole’s Top Ten Tips for your Party “Comfort Zone”.

  1. Only include one recipe that requires last minute preparations.
  2. Do what you do best and buy the rest.
  3. Get to know your neighborhood stores.  (She doesn’t mean Nordstrom)
  4. Include “participation cooking” in your menu plan.
  5. Never serve a recipe to company you haven’t made at least twice before.
  6. If you are expecting 8 or more, serve the meal as a buffet.
  7. Buy great serving pieces.  I can certainly help you with this!
  8. Develop “specialty recipes”.  You don’t need to have a repertoire of 50 recipes to impress people who may only be over three times a years.   Like my Barbeque Beef Brisket!
  9. Come up with a theme in your mind, even if it’s only a season, a color or a special ingredient.  It will make the menu easier to plan and the party will feel more “put together”.
  10. If you are having more than 8 people— enlist a helper, paid or not!



About LindaVuichBurt

I have a passion for setting the stage when entertaining but also in decorating my home. As a professional stager and an Independent Willow House Design Consultant, I help others create warm and invitng homes! I enjoy creating a warm and welcoming home enviroment not only for my family but for all who enter, by delighting and exciting the senses of guests, all the while making them feel welcomed and comfortable. It is so fulfilling when I can help my friends do the same. Whether you realize, that when you serve your family breakfast, you are entertaining them with food and by setting the table, to the dishes you use to serve, you are entertaining! We all entertain to one degree or another. From the beauty of the dishes you choose, to a table cover or place mats, that is a form of not only entertaining but decorating. I hope through my blog you will be able to take away fun ideas that you can incorporate into your life style. I hope you come back often, share this with your friends and share your successes with the ideas you find in my blog. Enjoy! Linda Your Independent Willow House Design Consultant and Professional Stager!
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One Response to Party Comfort Zone!

  1. Linda-love your blog site…beautiful and fun posts already going…good for you!

    Great party tips from Nicole…I’m the worst at letting my guests be guinea pigs for fun new recipes! 🙂

    Hey, make sure you check out…loaded with fun ideas, decorating, gardening, recipes…the works! 🙂
    lv, ang

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