Every good Southern hostess should be ready for company—the expected or unexpected.
Entertaining guests is easy when you’re always ready for a party. The secret to being the best hostess? Have enough food for a crowd, make refilling your drink easy, welcome everyone, and have fun. When the hostess exudes joy, it easily translates to her guests. When you’re entertaining a bigger group of guests and need a bit more of a party plan, Southern Living has you covered—checklist and recipes to help you to stock up on everyday entertaining essentials or menu planning for a special event, from graduation to Christmas Eve.
You’ll find the best recipes and menus for entertaining, from quick and easy appetizers to beautiful table decor ideas. You’ll learn how to take the party outside with ideas for entertaining guests outdoors. And above all, tricks to have fun while entertaining guests and be the definitive hostess with the mostess (sorry, had to do it.)