How Does Your Home Hostess Kit Hold Up?

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At different occasions in life, you may find yourself required to play the perfect host. Sometimes, this is enough to spark a passion in you, and you enjoy playing hostess whenever the occasion calls for it. However, when you’re not used to it, you may find the entire idea completely overwhelming. Where should you start with your planning? What equipment will you need? How will you pull it all together? These can be the kinds of questions you ask yourself on a regular basis. From parties and luncheons to tea parties and more formal affairs, if you want to make sure you can make it al work, you need the perfect home hostess kit. So let’s take a look at what will go into that.

Kitchen Equipment

Firstly, you need to ensure that your kitchen is well prepared. Now, if this is going to be a one-off, you may not want to make too many changes – you can even borrow pieces from friends or even rent equipment if you don’t have it. However, if you love to entertain and you see yourself doing this on a regular basis, you may as well go to town with the kitchen equipment that you own. From the right cookers and refrigerator space to cooking accessories and even more specialist stock for different cuisines or courses.

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Entertaining Space

Then, you’re going to want to make an assessment of the entertaining spaces that you have available. You need to know that you can work with a space in particular. Sometimes this will be your kitchen itself, but it could also be your dining room or even your backyard. If you love to entertain, then you may have even chosen your home for that reason and you’ll have nothing to worry about. Either way, identify that space in your mind as the entertaining space.

Dinner & Drinks Ware

From here, we then need to be thinking about pulling together all of the correct dinner and drinks ware, along with serving ware, for the occasion. Again, this can often be something you rent if you don’t have enough. But if you’re a well-seasoned host, you may have a whole section in the kitchen dedicated to storing these pieces.

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Event Accessories

Next up, there’s also the accessories you will need on a regular basis. So ask yourself key questions like, which cooler is the best one, which color scheme should you work with, which cuisine will it be this time? By answering those questions, you should know what to pull together to make it happen, using everything from storage to decorations.

Hosting Skills

Finally, you’re going to want to brush up on those old hosting skills of yours. Everyone will have a different view on what it takes to be a good hostess. But, in general, you need to be attentive and entertaining, you need to run the room and ensure that you have food and drinks flowing and that your guests are having a good time. You’re free to enjoy yourself, but remember that your hosting role should always come first.

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