Friday, October 29, 2010

celebrate- giveaway

It is Friday and that for me is reason enough to celebrate. Just take a look at this lovely little tea party over here in celebration of Gretchen's 100th post. In honor of celebrations, I have this wonderful book from REAL SIMPLE that I would love to give to one of you. All you have to do is leave a comment. What is the easiest entertaining tip that you would like to share.

Monday I shall post the randomly selected winner. Happy Weekend.

32 comments:

Belle on Heels said...

how generous! i love to entertain, so this book would be wondeful to have on hand. thanks :)

{*The Internet Cooking Princess} said...

Happy 100th post - that's definitely something worth celebrating in my book!

Gretchen O. said...

Patricia,
You are too sweet, and that cake... Devine! I am adding that cake to the menu. (and it even matches the decor of the party...serendipity:)

Happy weekend!

Thanks again,
Gretchen O.

Bruce Barone said...

My tip:

Good food. Good people. Good conversation. Candles. Music. Art. Love.

eddieross said...

Easiest entertaining tip #1: biscotti dipped in dark chocolate for dessert!

xo
E+J

Torch Lake Prep said...

Oh, I love a celebration and Real Simple is always helpful for tips/tricks. I enjoy a brunch party, there are so many easy to do ahead dishes and people know what to expect @ brunch.

pretty pink tulips said...

Ok....I'm embarrassed to admit how much I WANT this!!!! :) Darling!!!! Just darling!
xo Elizabeth

the gardeners cottage said...

my easiest entertaining tip if you cannot cook or don't want to is to pick up food from the deli and put it on your own platters preferably with a lining of fresh romaine or red leaf lettuces. do this in bowls too of potato salad or whatever. throw some cherry tomatoes around and it looks catered and pretty. and you barely had to lift a finger. keep the packaging the food came in for leftovers.

Olivia said...

What a great giveaway! I love Real Simple recipes!

tanya904 said...

Congrats on the 100th post and thanks for the wonderful giveaway
tanyainjville at yahoo dot com

Joyce said...

Have a table with surrounded with good friends and a bottle of wine (or two), relax and have fun! I love to celebrate!! Have a wonderful Halloween! xo

Heather said...

Congrats! My easy entertaining tip would be to have white tea lights, and a bottle of good wine handy!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Cindy Nichols said...

Happy 100! Love your blog! Great giveaway!
look forward to the next 100 posts :)

Lynn Osborne said...

Congratulations. My best casual entertaining menu is chili or spaghetti which can be made ahead of time. Then I can enjoy my guests instead of cooking! Thanks for the chance to win.

sydney85 said...

How wonderful! Happy 100th post. My entertaining advice is plan, plan and plan.

masperle@austin.rr.com

Purple Flowers said...

Make foods that can be prepared ahead of time. This way you can have fun setting the table, selecting music and lighting candles.
That book looks like a keeper! :)

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Congradulations on your milestone. A tip for simple entertaining I often use is to have a pretty platter of white grapes and several cheese choices as an appetizer. Add a basket of assorted crackers and white wine and you've got a pretty, no prep nibble to start the party.
Susan

Formerly known as Frau said...

Simple is better, haven't entertained in awhile but when I did....simple and try to plan things I can make ahead and freeze.

A Perfect Gray said...

well, this one is hard for me, but I think the best thing to do is relax. If the hostess is relaxed and enjoying everyone, the mood will be perfect for everyone else to do the same.

but it's a hard thing to do if you are me!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Donna

Karena said...

Wonderful Patricia! I would say candles and flowers to set the mood! ( I know that is two things, candles 1st.)

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Hello Lover... said...

Good food/drinks!

Great giveaway

DolceDreams said...

he key word these days is "Real Simple" ~ What a lovely book, and a fun giveaway!
Happy Halloween,
nathalie

bentley said...

I just love Real Simple!! Happy 100th post!

Melissa Blake said...

people are there to see you, so don't spend all your time in the kitchen!

Housewife Bliss said...

I have been browsing around for some time, but hardly leave comments, just wanted to say a quick "Happy 100th' to you....I adore your paintings/sketches when you post them, they offer endless inspiration to me.... Happy weekend darling.

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

How wonderful!
My tip is:
Make sure your home smells divine and inviting...have cinamon,apple,sugar and cloves on a low heat bubbling in a saucepan on your stove.
Everyone will feel at home :-)

HUGS
char.x

Nessa said...

my best tip is that simple food and decorations are the best and leave you time for spending with your guests... cook and serve dishes you love and it will show.

Thanks Patricia for the giveaway. Love Gretchens blog.

Aspiring Kennedy said...

my easiest tip is.... line the table with small bud vases. it so simple- but adds so much.

traci zeller designs said...

I cut out a great appetizer recipe -- probably from Real Simple. So easy and so delicious; everyone loves it! Goat cheese, honey, walnuts and a baguette. Slice the baguette, spread the goat cheese, sprinkle walnuts and drizzle honey. Bake in the oven until warm and a bit browned. YUMMY!!!!

other-option said...

My biggest tip for entertaining is to relax and have fun! No guest will have a good time (despite how great the party decor and food might be) is the host is tightly wound.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

Christine said...

I'm such a sucker for hosting little dinner parties. I would truly love this book and Real Simple always does beautiful things!

Christine said...

I'm such a sucker for hosting little dinner parties. I would truly love this book and Real Simple always does beautiful things.