Its dark and cold outside, the bills are piling up and tax season is just around the corner.
So why not have a party?
I love inviting friends over for dinner.
Love the whole planning stage, what to make, witch wine, flowers, just love it.
I take pride in setting a nice table, cooking a good meal and making people feel welcome.
1.Set the table the day before.
2.Don’t make anything that will keep you in the kitchen while your guests are hanging out.
3.Stews are perfect January food. You can even make it beforehand.
4.Soft music and candlelight sets the mood
5.No cell phones at the table….please!
6.Make cocktails, more cocktails and even more cocktails
7.Remember to buy or make enough ice
8.A perfumed candle in the bathroom does the trick
9.Its ok to play match maker, invite some single friends.
10.Don’t even think about the dishes. Nothing kills a party like a host doing the dishes.
Photos by Studio Dreyer Hensley