Pull on your dark denim and slip into your favorite heels for fresh food and fun with the girls. Here, five great tips for a fuss-free party
No Fuss Allowed!
Follow our lead for a bash that’s sure to be the buzz for weeks to come. Graze on Chicken Caesar Salad Bites that transform familiar flavors into chic little nibbles, or try Blue Cheese-Walnut Finger Sandwiches. They bring new flair to the standard cream cheese version. In a time crunch? No worries. Many of the recipes offer flexibility, so look for time-saving tips sprinkled throughout. Choose a seasonal color for the table, but be sure to keep it easy by pulling in lighter and darker hues, from plants to plates, for simple sophistication.
Spicy Boiled Shrimp With Creamy Buttermilk-Avocado Sauce
Tip: To ensure that shrimp stay chilled, place half out when guests arrive, and replenish the platter as needed.
Blue Cheese-Walnut Finger Sandwiches
Tip: To save time, instead of preparing sandwiches, mix spread as directed and serve it with preserves on crackers.
Mustard-Dill Tortellini Salad Skewers
Vanilla-Champagne Soaked Fruit
Time-Saver Tip: Substitute 1 (11-oz.) can mandarin orange segments for the fresh orange
- Recipe: Vanilla-Champagne Soaked Fruit