I’m talking about foods and drinks that can be quickly thrown together, but still please a crowd… that way I can spend more time wrangling kids and enjoying everyone’s company, and less time in the kitchen.
I also picked up some some holiday appropriate decorations and festive paper goods to set up a patriotic tablescape. I plan on sticking with a simple red, white, and blue theme… items that I can break out again if we decide to entertain on the 4th of July as well!
Having both the food and drinks set out in a buffet style setting is a great way to encourage your guests to help themselves. I like to place beverages at one end of the table, along with cups and some fun paper straws… then close by I arrange the Mezé dips and snacks, along with small plates and napkins.
It’s about as easy as it gets when setting up for company!
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