Being the ultimate hostess is made easy with these party ideas and home entertaining tips! From easy appetizers to #HiLow candle hacks, Adrienne shares all of her best tricks for entertaining with ease.
Adrienne Houghton’s Home Entertaining Tips
Dressed Up Appetizers
Take store bought dips like guacamole or hummus, and spice them up a little bit to make them look homemade if you don't have time to make them from scratch!
Spoon containers of store bought guacamole into a small serving dish. Sprinkle the top with pomegranate seeds, fresh cilantro, and cotija cheese. Pro tip: before putting your toppings in your guac, squeeze some lemon juice over the top to add flavor and keep your guac from turning brown!
Place your guacamole on a platter, and fill with blue and yellow corn tortilla chips to surround the bowl.
Spoon store bought hummus into a small serving dish. Smooth the hummus with the back of a spoon to create a more even surface. Drizzle fresh olive oil and lightly sprinkle paprika on top of the hummus. Sprinkle a pinch of chopped, fresh mint and parsley. Top with chickpeas.
Place your hummus on a serving platter and surround with fresh vegetables and pita chips.
"Its about Thyme"
Combine ginger beer and vodka into drink dispenser. Squeeze fresh grapefruit juice from slices, and drop the slices into the mixture to add flavor and color to the display. Sprinkle fresh thyme and stir to combine.
Set up drink dispenser with mason jar glasses, ice, garnishes, and decorative straws to create a drink station for your signature cocktail!
Easy Wifi Access
Create a laminated sign or chalkboard sign with your wifi network and password. Your guests will have easy access to your network and you can enjoy your party worry free!
Buy inexpensive candles from Bath and Body Works or Michael's and remove the labels! Place the candles throughout your home and light before the guests arrive to create a chic ambiance and keep your entire home smelling fresh!
Create a polaroid station for your guests to snap some fun photos! You'll need a polaroid camera, extra polaroid film, and a scrapbook for them to place the photos in. Include a gold pen so they can leave you a note about how great the party was!