Holiday Entertaining Essentials
How to pull off the perfect holiday gathering to wow the crowd, whether you are having a party or going to one
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
November 17, 2023
‘Tis the season to entertain, and we have everything from eats to treats and how to prepare and present them.
The Little Potato Company
The key to any party—especially a holiday one—make everything as simple as possible. Starting with food, the most important thing is to go buffet style. This way, guests can help themselves. When it comes to what to make, Little Potatoes are not just delicious but also super easy to make and save a ton of time. They are pre-washed, so there is no prep, there is no peeling, or oven required, and they cook in less than 5 minutes. They come in ready-to-go kits in flavors like herb and garlic parsley. You can pop them in the microwave or the air fryer, roast them, or grill them. They come in little trios in beautiful festive colors for the holidays.
We made an amazing dish with melted butter, chopped herbs, and a little salt and pepper and popped it in the air fryer for 25 minutes. This is also a great idea to bring to a party when you are a guest because everyone loves potato dishes. Check out other yummy recipes on the website littlepotato.com.
The GoodCook BestBake MultiMeal 3-in-1 Pan and EveryWare Bento Box
These are some things that every cook should know. This 3 in 1 pan makes it super easy to make three different things at once in one pan. It has equally divided parts and saves so much time. The textured, diamond-pattern surface finish allows everything to cook evenly, so everything comes out perfectly, and the scratch-resistant nonstick coating provides an easy release. Made with a carbon steel and bronze finish to resist warping, it will last for years. Get it for just $16 at Walmart in-store or online.
The EveryWare Bento Box is perfect for either preparing everything in advance and freezing it or storing all the leftovers. It has this two-layered system with five different compartments. If you are a guest and bringing food somewhere, it is very easy to transport. It's also microwave-safe, freezer-safe, and dishwasher-safe, making cleanup a snap. At only $4.99, you can grab a whole bunch.
Ferrero Rocher Chocolates
Another thing we love all year round, but especially during the holidays, are these chocolates. They're pretty and festive-looking and scream celebration. These absolutely delicious chocolates have a thin wafer and whole roasted hazelnut in the center that melts in your mouth. Use them also to decorate. They have fantastic pyramids that make great centerpieces and are small and individually wrapped, so they are great for a place setting. If you want to cement your status as the hostess with the mostess, make them party favors or an amazing stocking stuffer.
Ferrero Rocher was created in the '80s in Italy. It was inspired by the desire to make a luxurious praline found only in chocolatier shops available to the masses. Though they are premium luxury chocolates, you can buy them at the supermarket from $1.99 - $ 13.69. And this holiday season, Ferrero Rocher has partnered with Table + Teaspoon to create a Golden Hosting tablescape kit with everything you need and a guide filled with all kinds of ideas to make your gathering fun and festive. It’s a free resource on their website at ferrerorocher.com/goldenhostingkit, offering great tips, like how to place your runners and napkins and design your centerpieces.