Saturday, November 8, 2008

2 Tips On Hosting Large Meals

We just finished serving lunch to 17 people, 12 of those were guests. While the conversation never got stale, and all the guests seemed to have a good time, nonetheless for the hosts, it's always a bit stressful to host a ton of people. Here are 2 tips to help all you hosts, deal with large meals.
1- Don't go crazy with food- guests will eat what's served, not more and not less. Don't feel that you need to add extra side dishes or extra main courses, just because you have a few more people at your table than normal. So many times we have hosted large meals and cooked and cooked only to have tons of leftovers.

2-Relax and let the conversation flow. With such a large amount of people with various backgrounds, it isn't too hard for the conversation to flow. There is no need to force the issue. Just relax and be happy knowing that your guests are having a good time.

Bon Apetit!

3 comments:

abekatsman said...

oh, that's good advice. what if one of the fuests likes to eat a lot, and makes noise playing with your kids?

Aaron Katsman said...

then he may kindly be asked to leave......

mother in israel said...

Great suggestions.