The dog days of winter
Maid service professionals can help you create the perfect informal, yet organized dinner party, with a little kitchen preparation and post seasonal house cleaning. We really do not need to live through a letdown after December because winter is the perfect season for hosting dinner parties. A warm and hearty get together with friends can brighten up the dark days and the cold frozen nights. Make your guests feel special with an evening of games and creative, hearty foods as you get together and let the laughter lighten a dreary evening.
Be prepared for visitors
Southern tradition dictates that guests go into the kitchen, as they want to spend time with the host. Your maid service can help you spend your time in the kitchen entertaining your guests, by ensuring that most of the dinner prep work is done in advance. They can also help you reorganize your kitchen in a way that will provide you as clear a work surface as possible. Consider the following tips for entertaining guests as you cook:
- Dedicate an area of your kitchen counter for the placement of appetizers, allowing your guests to linger in that space without being under your feet.
- Make sure to leave small tasks for early birds or those who love to help in the kitchen. Consider notable tasks such as making sweet tea, putting buns in a basket, or taking food out to the table.
- Hide the hard work; it can make your guests feel guilty when watching you cleaning up the after the meal. Use your dishwasher as a hiding spot for dirty pots, and quickly rinse the dishes to be set aside for your maid service the next day.
At the dinner table
Ask your maid service to help you establish an energetic and appealing table. Consider a white or muted tablecloth, white dishes, along with rich accent colors such as reds, purples or greens. Flowers and center pieces should not block the view of anyone sitting at the table. If you are inviting people who are not familiar with every guest, place name cards on the table for everyone. Table seating plans will make guests more comfortable. You can also you the seating to encourage mixing.
Party planners will advise you to cook at least one course, from start to finish, ahead of time. This way, you will avert any unexpected surprises. In addition, if you want to do cook something complicated, you can prepare it before hand, and without the stress of guests standing around waiting for the meal. You might even want to consider dishes that taste better if left for a day such as stews or casseroles. If you are hoping to leave a lasting impression, consider serving champagne after the meal. It is a perfect gesture, and one of those little touches that people remember.
Seasonal house cleaning services in Charlotte, NC
Every home is unique, and that is why Gloria M’s Cleaning Services are customized to meet your cleaning and housekeeping needs. They offer free in-home consultations in an effort to understand your expectations for your household cleaning. Gloria M’s Cleaning Services offers flexibility in the frequency of home cleanings, and options for “green” cleaning services upon request. Keeping your special considerations and your budget in mind, they provide consistent and dependable seasonal house cleaning.
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