3 Secrets to Hosting the Perfect Dinner Party

3 Secrets to Hosting the Perfect Dinner Party

Let’s start by getting one thing out of the way - there’s no such thing as “perfect”. While your dinner party will be awesome and your food will be delicious, there is bound to be some sort of issue. That’s life! While planning for perfection is fine, it’s important to always keep in mind the reality of hosting any get-together. Something will happen. That’s okay! And it’s more than okay if you have these three secret weapons ready to go. While perfect is a pipe...
5 Fall Recipes You Won’t Want to Share

5 Fall Recipes You Won’t Want to Share

If you’re like us, the beginning of fall is the beginning of trying out new recipes. While the summer beckons us outdoors and on vacation, fall begs us to move into the kitchen, tapping into homey spices and delicious flavors that make you remember all of the magic of the season. These five recipes make us feel like fall - and they taste like it too! Unfortunately, they’re so good that you’ll have to do a lot of convincing in order to get the go-ahead to share them with anyone else outside of your...

4 Essentials Every Host Should Always Have on Hand

At Smiling Hosts, we believe that a little bit of preparation goes a long way. Which is why we make sure to always have these hosting staples on hand, ready to go for impromptu get-togethers and one less thing to worry about forgetting the day of events. Aside from our line of Smiling Hosts products, which we believe are every bit essential (and fun), there are these four things you can bet are always close by.
  1. Platters. A good stock of...

Getting Involved: 3 Fun Hands-On Ideas for Your Guests

While the general rule of prepping food before your guests arrive still applies, there are times when it’s fun to get your guests involved - especially when it’s part of the party! Here are three of our favorite hands-on party ideas for your next get-together. Bagel Bar. If you’re planning a breakfast gathering, a bagel bar is a fun way to make sure everyone gets what they want - and it’s easy to. To ensure success, have your bagels pre-cut and label the toppings...

5 Delicious Recipe Ideas for Breakfast with Tiffany – and Other Guests!

At Smiling Hosts, we believe breakfast get-togethers are some of the best. Low pressure and relaxed, breakfast parties also have the benefit of not being as common, which means they’re an unexpected invitation for your guests. Another reason we love breakfast gatherings is that the food is delicious. There’s a reason why brunch has become so popular these days! With the help of these five delicious breakfast ideas, your next party will be a blast - even before...