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Seasonal Soirée

Elena Harrington


Oct 22nd, 2015

Seasonal Entertaining

The holidays are right around the corner, and preparation is in full swing. And, that means it’s almost party season! Whether you’re hosting, co-hosting, attending or simply looking for inspiration to start planning your soiree down the road, The Dish is here to help you with simple tips for delectable food and perfect ambience.

Check out these tips, and bon appétit!

Host with a Theme

With Thanksgiving and Christmas comingup, November is the perfect time to host If you’re hosting a November party, make a theme of your own!

Maybe a “Falling for Food” event with Cranberry-Habanero Cheese Puffs. These simple puffs are packed with flavor, and sure to be a guest favorite!


Or, perhaps an “Awesome Autumn” party with Baked Feta. Use your favorite feta to add an infusion of flavor! Try ATHENOS Feta Cheese, such as Basil & Tomato, Peppercorn or Garlic & Herb for added spice. Serve with warm crackers for the perfect pairing.


Make a Playlist

If you’re featuring multiple food courses, try making playlists to match each course. When you’re putting out your appetizers, like Maple Dijon Nuts, play energetic music to get everyone moving toward the serving table. These nuts double as a protein-packed, zesty snack after your party is over. Store in an air-tight container for two weeks of freshness!


Sugar coat it! When it’s time to wind down, serve up Barista-Style Caramel Coffee, and put on something smoother for great conversation. This creamy, delicious nightcap is the perfect end to the evening!


Share the Details

Make recipe cards to go in front of each dish. Guests can snap and save the recipe to their phones or take a custom card home to easily recreate that Gevalia Peppermint Mocha Trifle for their next event! This gorgeous dessert is sure to be snapped and uploaded by all your guests. Boost the peppermint flavor with a touch of peppermint extract for the ultimate seasonal teat!


Hashtag It!

Want to chronicle each moment of your party? Have the guests hashtag their photos with a party hashtag. Now, you’re ready to throw the perfect #SeasonalSoirée!

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