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I love hosting parties! I love easy, simple parties, but I want them to look beautiful too. The other thing is that I have to stay on budget for my dinner parties. I hope you like these recipes & tips for throwing a Vintage Holiday Open House Party.
Over the years, I’ve learned that people are busy. They don’t want to think about long party during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. As much as I love a good dinner party, I’ve found hosting an open house is more welcomed during this time. Family and friends can drop by anytime during the party and it’s totally okay to come late and leave early. Of course, there will always be a few that stay the whole time too.
My table is simply decorated with holiday picks from my local hobby/craft store. They are pretty inexpensive, especially if you wait for a 50% sale. Stock up on coordinating picks for your tablescape and nestle them in between bowls, platters and all over the table. I’ve partnered with World Kitchen to showcase their beautiful bowls, so I opted for a simple gold theme on my table to really let the beauty of the vintage inspired bowls shine.
Any vintage party, calls for simple jello salads, finger foods, and munchies. These recipes are all easy make ahead recipes so you aren’t stressed on party day. As hostess for the party, plan on putting out fresh food every hour or so. People will eat and mingle all night long, so keep the table neat and clean and full of food. The only exception is when the party is almost over, stop putting out fresh food and start with a little light clean up. This is always a gentle signal to my guests that the party is coming to end and they should start saying their goodbyes.
Lime Jello Salad (coming soon)
Chocolate Pecan Cookies (coming soon)
I just adore the new Vintage Charm™ Inspired by Pyrex® from World Kitchen. There are 6 sets of bowls, each are inspired from the vintage Pyrex patterns of the 50’s and 60’s, Vintage Charm puts a modern twist on the popular patterns that evoke feelings of nostalgia. Each collection is a 3-pc Opal Glass Mixing Bowl Set including one each: 3-cup, 6-cup and 10-cup mixing bowls. The bowls nest for compact storage and have a curved interior that allows for easy mixing and cleaning. The bowls are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe (but not oven safe). The glass is made so that it won’t absorb stains or odors.
Make sure to check out VintageEntertaining.com for tips and entertaining ideas.