10 Holiday Party Don'ts
Don’t forget to get yourself ready.
Don’t make eating difficult.
Don’t play bartender all night.
Trying to make every kind of mixed drink for guests is futile. Pick one festive cocktail (like our Holiday Mojito!) and make all the ingredients available for guests to mix themselves, or assemble in pitchers for guests to pour.
Don’t forget the nonalcoholic beverages.
Some guests don’t drink, so be sure to have water, juice, or a fun virgin punch for those who prefer not to indulge.
Try our Hibiscus Tea Punch.
Don’t skimp on cups and plates.
Don’t crowd the buffet line.
Don’t try a new recipe.
Save the experiments for family—you won’t want the stress of recipe failure right before guests arrive. Consider a signature dish, such as our Hot Crab and Shrimp Dip, which guests can’t wait to try each time they visit.
Don’t ignore guests’ dietary needs.
Have a variety of foods—meat, seafood, and vegetables—so anyone eating kosher or vegetarian will have something to taste.
Try our Green Apple-Cucumber Salsa.
Don’t use open flames around food.
Don’t cry over spilled eggnog.
It happens. Something will inevitably break or spill. Use washable linens and keep the heirloom crystal in the cabinet.