It’s happened a few times. Work trickles into evening plans, and suddenly everyone’s heading back to your place! About to tear your hair out, because you’re totally not prepared for anyone to come over?
We’ve got six fool-proof ways you can always look prepared and ready for an awesome night in! You’ll never have to freak out, and panic about impromptu plans ever again.
Raid Your Pantry
Get creative with whatever you find in your pantry! While we will recommend to make space in your cupboard for last minute party staples like chips, cheese, crackers and assorted nuts, we understand if you don’t have the time/energy/budget/space. Substitute recipe ingredients with whatever you have, like frozen peas to make a guacamole dip! Be sure to add salt, pepper and some lime juice before blitzing in the food processor!
Don’t get us wrong, we’re mad about decorations! However, last minute party plans will not require streamers. You will need a clean home, dimmed lights, and some seriously good music to get things going. Want a festive feel? Scour your drawers for colorful napkins for your party surface (Check out the picture above, holiday colors are the best)! It adds brightness, and instant cohesiveness. Psst: Don’t forget to spritz the room with fabulous smelling perfume before guests walk in!
Wow ‘Em with a (Super Easy) Dip
What’s any party without dipping action? Weary Chef believes you will have all the ingredients needed to make this super easy, super yummy Mexican dip! You’ll need sour cream, dried dill, dried parsley, garlic and onion powder, salt, red salsa and Mexican cheese to pair with tortilla chips. Don’t have these dried herb staples? You can use Ranch seasoning mix to substitute!
Want something that looks pulled together, but in half the time? Take your wooden cutting board out, slice some cheese, fruits and place some crackers for an elegant serving! You can literally put anything edible on these cutting boards, and they’ll look lovely and ready to go. Don’t forget to wash these boards before serving!
While we love bouquets of flowers to pretty up a party space, most of us have no time/budget to head out for some. We’re huge fans of fresh goods, so why don’t display gorgeous fruits instead? We don’t mean the stuffy idea of a fruit bowl, just a few seasonal fruits to place around the party food spread, to liven up the space! Personally, we love grapes and peaches. They’re gorgeous to look at, and to consume!
Serve Something Fresh to Drink
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