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|Serving tray: One
of my favorite wedding gifts was one I had no idea I even wanted: a simple
wooden serving tray, handmade by one of the boyís uncles. Sure, the fact
that someone made it expressly for us made it especially lovely, but
as an added bonus, itís also an item I now find myself using all the
time -- especially when Iím hosting guests.
serving tray makes transporting your tasty treats from the kitchen to
the dining table oh-so-much easier for even the klutziest of hosts; it
makes passing drinks out to guests a breeze. Look for one with high sides
(to keep food and drink in place while youíre on the move) and comfortable
toothpicks and skewers: The only thing I love more than
teeny-tiny edibles? Food on a stick! Itís easy to nibble even when
youíre sporting a drink in your other hand; it allows the creative
cook to put together perfect little bites of intriguing flavor
combos. Keep toothpicks and skewers on hand in your entertaining
arsenal and itís easy to create fine finger food with even the
most basic of ingredients.
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pitcher: Sometimes itís the little niceties that make
the biggest difference in making guests feel special. With
parties, hosts sometimes get so wrapped up in figuring out
the edibles that planning drinks kind of falls by the wayside.
Sure, the olí wine and beer are easy to supply and always popular,
but when you want to make a get-together seem extra festive,
offer some kind of special drink. Whether itís a batch of your
favorite cocktail or some homemade lemonade or iced tea --
heck, even plain old water dressed up with slices of fresh
citrus -- it'll look that much nicer served in a simple glass
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