- Set unusual dishes filled with candy around room or on dinner table.
- Ice cubes made out of lemonade for iced tea make a delicious combination and won't dilute
the drink. This can be done with many non-carbonated drinks.
- Offer candied peppermint sticks to stir hot chocolate or coffee.
- Soften butter and mix in a fresh herb of your choice or garlic and put in a pastry bag to
make pretty flowerets for your butter plates at each person's place setting.
- Don't just spoon a sauce over or under your entrée. Drizzle it by using a pointed tip
water bottle to decorate the plate. (Flavored oils can also be drizzled on a plate.)
- Chop a fresh herb and sprinkle it over the top and side of the plate to give it a
professional restaurant look.
- Put chocolate chips in a sealable plastic storage bag in a microwave for a few seconds, cut
a small hole out of the corner of the bottom of the bag, and squeeze to drizzle on your plate
or over your dessert.
- When storing salad that you have washed for the party, put a damp cloth over it to keep it
- Brush egg white on fruit of your choice and roll in sugar and let dry. This makes a great
garnish or centerpiece.
- For festive drinks: Coat rim of glasses for mimosas, margaritas, or juice by moistening the
rims with a cut lemon, then dip in sugar.