I love to have family and friends over for any holiday. I have found doing a lunch or brunch is
one of the easiest ways to entertain. Give a start and end time for this type of event. People may
be coming and going at different times.
When picking your menu choose foods that you can make ahead of time. Have it all set up on a
buffet ready for your guests as they arrive. When the party begins you will be able to enjoy your
guests rather than being stuck in the kitchen.
A trick I have learned that makes everything look like it was done by a professional caterer is to
serve your food on the same color platters (I love using white). If you are serving different kinds
of salads it looks very good if you line the platters with lettuce. This gives your dishes a professional
Pick a varied menu so you will please all your guests. I like to have a buffet for this type of party.
Everyone can help themselves to a little of this and a little of that. You just have to replenish the
platters as needed.
Have a variety of yummy desserts set on another table. People will be coming and going at different
times so it is important to have all of the food out for the start of the party, even the desserts.
Having friends and family over for the Jewish New Year is a sweet way to bring in the holiday.
Nothing better than spending holidays with family and friends.
Done! Easy! Enjoy!
Plan-it Vicki is the brainchild of Vicki Ross, an experienced Event Planner located in the
Hartford, Connecticut suburb of Avon. Vicki has created celebrations all over the Connecticut
Valley and as far west as the Litchfield hills and south towards Danbury. She and her staff provide
services for small, intimate dinner parties and large, full-scale events such as weddings and
bar and bat mitzvahs. Vicki can be reached at www.plan-itvicki.com or by email at: