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Make Your Checklist for Entertaining Season

Fall and winter offer ample opportunities to entertain, not only on holidays (of which there are plenty!) but also with more casual gatherings. And whether you entertain a lot or a little, having a well-stocked home can take a lot of the stress out of party planning. From setting the scene to setting the table, cooking to cleanup, pick and choose from the items on our checklists to create your own master list of party-planning essentials.
Cleanup and storage:
  • Silver polish and soft cloths for cleaning silver, if needed
  • Empty wrapping paper rolls for storing laundered and ironed linens without creating fold lines
  • Stain-removing kit for treating stains after the party
  • Specialty storage boxes for stowing extra glassware and dishes after the holidays
Start an entertaining journal. A simple notebook where you jot down what went well (and what didn’t) can become an invaluable tool over time.