Last-Minute Party Tips

November 10, 2015

The ladies of Little Miss Party serve up smart tricks for hosting spontaneous guests.

The holidays are a time for joy, laughter, giving—and the occasional impromptu visit from friends and family. So what’s the best way to keep your calm through it all? We asked Little Miss Party to share their hostessing secrets, which involve food prep, signature cocktails, and setting the scene with candles. Follow their lead and you’ll always be prepared to party.


“Keep your fridge stocked with the makings of a simple crudite or cheese/charcuterie plate. Items like olives, hard cheeses, hummus and any cured meat will all keep in the fridge for several weeks and can also double as a midnight snack during late-night gift wrapping sessions.”


“Refrigerated or frozen cookie dough can not only be an amazing, last-minute ‘fresh from the oven’ treat, but will also make your house smell incredible as guests arrive.”


“Food presentation is just as important as the food itself, so be sure you have a few standout serving pieces in your collection. Try a simple cake stand for sweets and stark white serveware for everything else.”


“We love a signature cocktail, especially during the holidays. Find one you love, and keep the ingredients on hand all season. When unexpected guests stop by, you will be all ready to whip up a batch and enjoy good company.”


“Light some candles and put on your favorite Spotify channel, your guests will be glad they came!”

Check back next month to see what Little Miss Party has in store for a rockin’ New Year’s Eve affair.

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