Party Hosting Essentials

Great food without the right knowledge in handling parties and events are useless. The two must go hand in hand in order to achieve a perfect and smooth-sailing party.

That is why even before entertaining the idea of hosting a party, you need to know what are the other essential skill set you should know, other than knowing how to cook and what cook.


Party attitude

If you happen to have attended privately hosted parties, you may have had some comments, whether you kept it within yourself or you did say it publicly, about the host.

Regardless of your comment, this is one of the reasons why it’s so important to have the right party attitude when hosting an event. Sometimes, it comes naturally and there people who really are good at it. If you’re not really sure how to do it, you might want to recollect what was the best party experience you have had in the past and how did the host manage the event. What were his/her general attributed throughout the event.


Setting the mood

Apart from the host’s party attitude, which is too subjective and personal, another equally important aspect for a successful event is setting the right party mood. Setting the right party mood is something that we can usually do.

Unlike the party attitude, this can be learned with practice and anyone can do this with ease. The more often you go to parties or host parties, the more likely it will be easier for you to do this. Although for some people, this can be very challenging, especially if they don’t have first hand experience on how a fun party feels like.

If you combine your personal party attitude and setting the party mood with your knowledge in preparing the right party food, then it will be a lot easier for you to hold and host any event.

You just have to remember though that at first, you might find it uncomfortable considering the fact that you’re really not used to it. But in time and with practice, everything will fall into places.


Easter Dessert: Strawberry Pie

Aside from Easter bunnies, the other thing that most children anticipate is the pies and other sweets. Since this is one of the time of the year where all children in the family are gathered, it’s best to prepare something that will surely catch their attention.

For a sweet treat for children with a sweet tooth, you will never go wrong with a whole serving of pie served with love.


What you need :

1 pc. of pre-maid pie crust of about 9 inches; baked
1 cup of fresh strawberries;
1 cup of white sugar
3 tbsp. of cornstarch
3/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of all-purpose whipping crème


Divide the strawberries into two parts. Mash the one half in a small saucepan and add sugar. Then line the remaining strawberries in the crust.

For the mashed berried, cook it over low to medium and boil. To avoid overcooking and burning of the berries, stir gradually.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine the cornstarch plus water. Slowly pour in the mixture into the heated berry mixture. Lower the heat and let the mixture to simmer until the desired thickness of the mixture is attained.

After, pour the set aside mixture into the shell and refrigerate to chill. Using another separate mixing bowl, make the whipping mix until a desired soft peak is achieved. Best served chilled