Reflections Holiday Issue | Volume 17, Number 5 - Page 91

When planning the party , allow your guests ample time to determine and let you know what they wish to contribute . Taking it a step further , ask that they share the recipe and ingredients list for the item they want to bring . Along with ensuring no desserts are duplicated and guaranteeing a yummy variety , you can create recipe cards for each guest to take home as a gift .

As hostess , you should ensure the essentials are ready by choosing and having the containers and packaging ready for assembly . Be sure the container you choose has ample space to accommodate the items . Consider creating a signature cocktail and be sure to add a holiday flare . Choose a color palette and theme for your table spread and create a vibe that makes sense for the age group you are hosting .
Set the tone with holiday music and enjoy a simple , edible gift exchange !
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