Tips for Entertaining a Large Crowd

Have you volunteered to host a large party for a special celebration? No doubt lots of fun will be had by all. If you’re nervous about hosting a large party, follow these suggestions from the professional caterers and event planners and you’ll pull it off without a snag and actually enjoy yourself in the process.

The secret to successfully entertaining a large crowd lies in advance planning. Define your budget, set the date and let the planning begin. If the occasion is casual, it’s perfectly acceptable to send invitations electronically. If it’s intended to be more of a commemorative event, take the time and effort to have invitations printed and mailed.  Once you have an idea of the head count, you can begin planning the menu. The key is to plan a menu that can be prepared well in advance of the arrival of your guests. One of the simplest ways to entertain a large crowd and keep the vent casual is to serve the meal on a buffet. Guests can casually help themselves and everyone can eat as much or little as they prefer.

Prepare the buffet at least one day in advance. Allow room for serving platters. Stack plates at both ends of the buffet so guests can help themselves at either end. Select cuttings from the garden or pick up a bouquet of flowers or commemorative balloons for a centerpiece. Lasagna, a fresh salad and warm bread are always crowd pleasers and simple to prepare well in advance. You don’t want to be in the kitchen chopping vegetables as your guests arrive! For a special treat, take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and select an assortment of cigars from JR Cigars for guests to enjoy outside at the end of the evening.

Have separate area set up for a bar. Be sure to have plenty of ice and glasses available. This can also be set up at least one day prior to the event. All that is left is to answer the door and begin enjoying your event with your guests!

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