Holiday Party 101: How much to serve?

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Hosting a holiday get-together, from formal sit-down dinners to cozy cocktail parties, doesn’t have to be stressful. In fact, it should be fun. That’s why we’re here – to help make sure your holiday hosting experience is just that. To kick things off, we’ll start by simplifying one of the most complicated parts about hosting a get-together: How much food and beverage should you actually serve?

Whether your gathering is designed to be more intimate with only four guests, or something more lively of a much larger scale, we’ve put together an easy, downloadable quantity guide outlining how much of what you should have on hand based on the number of guests you’re expecting.

Appetizers, cheese, crackers, dips, appetizers, main courses, drinks and more – it’s all here in our downloadable quantity guide. You’re welcome.

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We’ve also pulled together a few easy recipes together to help you get your menu started. Enjoy!

Appetizers:

Blue Cheese, Port, and Walnut Spread

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The Chinet® Chip & Dip Party Tray is an easy, hassle-free way to serve chips and dip, cheese and crackers, as well as veggies and spreads. Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates are a good option for serving appetizers that aren’t so grab-and-go.

Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

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Sides:

Green Bean Casserole 

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Spinach

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For some of the holiday’s heartier dishes (see above), you’ll want to use Chinet® Classic White™ for serving. Durable enough to stand up to the sauciest of recipes, and still makes for easy cleanup.

Main Course:

Holiday Ham

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Turkey with White Wine Gravy

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For more substantial dishes, such as the ham or turkey, look for the Chinet® Classic White™ platter for an easy way to serve.

Dessert:

Gingerbread Cookies

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Molten Chocolate Cakes with Raspberries and Cream

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Serve up your sweeter dishes in perfect holiday style with Chinet® Cut Crystal® dessert plates.

Drinks:

Wassail Punch

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Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

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Certainly, don’t forget the drinks. Use Comfort Cup® by Chinet® for hot drinks. For beverages served at room temperature or cooler, opt for Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses or 9 oz. cups.