Having a holiday party doesn’t have to be stressful. Today I’m sharing tips for stress-free holiday entertaining so we can all relax this holiday season and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Plan ahead and keep things simple. First of all, you have to plan your meals ahead of time but keep your menu easy. Make finger foods and recipes that don’t call for a lot of ingredients.
Prepare as much of your food ahead of time. You don’t need to be in the kitchen cooking while your guests are having fun without you. Choose a menu where you can prepare food ahead of time.
Use your slow cooker. I’m all about using my slow cooker to make appetizers. I especially love slow cooker meals that I can just dump and walk away. There are some awesome 2-ingredient appetizers that are perfect for making in the slow cooker.
Double or triple line your trashcan. Genius! This, of course, makes taking out the trash a breeze especially when you have a houseful of people.
It’s okay to use paper and plastic. I know this hard to do but it’s okay to use paper plates and plastic cups. It will make clean up so much easier. Also, set out a permanent marker so guests can label their cups.
Set up stations. It makes things so much easier if you set up a drink station and little appetizer stations. This keeps people out of the kitchen and out of your way. It also makes people walk around and mingle.
Order your groceries online. Walmart just made grocery shopping easier and less stressful. Save time by ordering your groceries online. Who knew Walmart could make my life even easier?! And, I’m saving money because I don’t buy stuff I don’t need.
In three easy steps you’ll have your groceries delivered right to your car because Walmart’s online grocery pickup service does the shopping for you. Doesn’t that just sound dreamy!
How it works:
Here are the benefits:
- Order everything on your grocery list. The same products and fresh produce are all available online.
- Place your order from the comfort of your home. You can even use your cell phone, which is what I did, using the Walmart Grocery app
- No waiting in lines. Select your pickup time and location then pull up and your groceries will be loaded in minutes.
- No service fees. Same Every Day Low Prices found in stores.
I could really go on and on but you should just try it for yourself so you can see how easy it is. Check it out at http://walmart.com/grocery and be a #GroceryHero.
And finally, enjoy yourself! Pour a glass of wine, take a deep breath, and have fun with your guests.
Have you ordered your groceries online using Walmart’s Grocery Online service? What tips do you have for stress-free holiday entertaining?
Thank you Walmart for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.