Answer to a Holiday Entertaining Question
Just in time for holiday parties, a reader sent in a frequently asked, and sometimes tricky, question about entertaining. AM in Michigan writes:
I’m tentatively planning appetizers for an “around the world party” – how many different apps. should I have for 4 adults (and 1 child)? One adult has a severe food allergy (no dairy, and no most kinds of meat), so I want a least a couple options for him, but I do like cheese so I want other things as well.
What a great theme!!
A great rule of thumb for a cocktail party is, “make 3, buy 3.” So 6 different apps gives a good variety while not being overwhelming for either the hostess or the guests. Plan at least 4 pieces of each app per guest – more for the options that your allergy guest can consume, since he will have fewer options.
Hope this helps!! Enjoy the party!
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