It’s that time of year again and what better way to say “Welcome !” than with mums and pumpkins decorating your front door entrance for fall! Let’s welcome friends and family into our homes with some of these great and super easy fall entertaining ideas:
Try a baked potato bar. Just follow my step by step directions for Perfect Baked Potatoes – Click here. Your company can custom make their spuds adding their favorite toppings. Some of my suggestions are cheese sauce, taco meat, chili, shredded cheeses, bacon bits, jalapeno peppers, butter, sour cream, salt and pepper.
Host a Chili Cook Off: Ask your guests to bring their favorite chili. You provide the crackers and condiments and drinks. Everyone can sample all of the chili and vote for favorites! Or, you can cook my super easy chili recipe, (Click here for the recipe) and your guests can bring various desserts.
Invite friends to join in the fun of a dessert buffet. Everyone can bring a dessert – an assortment of cookies, pies and cakes – and you can provide the coffee, hot cocoa or flavored teas. I can guarantee lots of happy guests with this party!
Doughnuts and Cider Bash: Serve hot spiced cider and doughnuts. You can buy and assortment of doughnuts at the bakery or make my quick Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs. Click here for that easy recipe: Cinnamon Doughnut Puffs.
Wine and Cheese Party: Make a quick cheese tray or an easy cheese ball and serve lots of crackers for tasting. Try my easy Cheese Ball – Click here for the recipe. Offer a red wine and a white wine. Here’s a fun idea on serving the white wine: Hollow out a pumpkin, line it with plastic wrap, and fill it with ice. This will hold one or two bottles of white wine and is easy, easy easy! Just prop the lid of the pumpkin up next to it.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Entertaining friends in your home doesn’t have to be difficult. It’s really all about the special times you can create by bringing people together in your home.
Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends! Enjoy!