Make-Ahead Magic Party Timeline
1 Week Ahead
• Basic White Cupcake
• Moist Chocolate Cupcakes
• Vanilla Buttercream
2 Days Ahead
Prepare Frozen Sangría, Mock Tea Sangría, and Caribbean Cashews.
Prepare all dips, place in serving dishes, and chill. (All the dips will easily double if you only want to make a few but still serve a crowd.)
• Frozen Sangria
• Mock Tea Sangria
• Caribbean Cashews
• Bacon-Cheese Dip
• Sun-dried Tomato Aïoli
• Fresh Herb Sauce
• Fresh Lemon Basil Dip With Blanched Green Beans
1 Day Ahead
Mix and form crab cakes. Cover and chill.
Prep and chill vegetables for dip station.
Label and arrange serving pieces.
• Butternut Squash-Parsnip Soup
• Maryland Crabcakes
4 Hours Ahead
Thaw cupcakes, and prepare frosting.
Set out cupcake decorations.
2 Hours Ahead
1 Hour Ahead
30 Minutes Ahead