Pull on your dark denim and slip into your favorite heels for fresh food and fun with the girls. Here, five great tips for a fuss-free party
Follow our lead for a bash that’s sure to be the buzz for weeks to come. Graze on Chicken Caesar Salad Bites that transform familiar flavors into chic little nibbles, or try Blue Cheese-Walnut Finger Sandwiches. They bring new flair to the standard cream cheese version. In a time crunch? No worries. Many of the recipes offer flexibility, so look for time-saving tips sprinkled throughout. Choose a seasonal color for the table, but be sure to keep it easy by pulling in lighter and darker hues, from plants to plates, for simple sophistication.
Tip: To ensure that shrimp stay chilled, place half out when guests arrive, and replenish the platter as needed.
Tip: To save time, instead of preparing sandwiches, mix spread as directed and serve it with preserves on crackers.
Time-Saver Tip: Substitute 1 (11-oz.) can mandarin orange segments for the fresh orange