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'Tis the Season for Hosting the Perfect Holiday Potluck

'Tis the Season for Hosting the Perfect Holiday Potluck

There's a chill in the air and warm, delicious food on the menu this holiday season. Our community at Highmark Residential is excited to gather together. Check out our top tips for hosting the perfect potluck this winter as we deck the halls and set our tables. 

Give Each Guest a Mission

Rather than taking the risk of every guest bearing a plate of sugar cookies, make the potluck simple and assign your attendees categories of food. Don't be too restrictive. Let your guests enjoy festive creativity with broad categories like apps, snacks or charcuterie boards, entrees, desserts, and beverages. This will ensure you aren't overrun with cookies and include everyone in the fun of potluck planning.

Be Aware of Dietary Restrictions

Consider asking each guest to RVSP with any dietary restrictions. This will keep you on your friends and family's nice list and ensure no one goes hungry at your party.

Create a Holiday Centerpiece

Nothing brings a gathering together like a cozy aesthetic to suit your holiday potluck. Bring the spirit of the season to your table with brightly colored wreaths, candles, frosted pine cones, and faux flowers as holiday centerpieces. We suggest warm lighting in the dining area to capture the ambiance of the occasion. This trick works particularly well for pulling the focus into one area of your apartment space.

Don't Forget the Drinks

With so many reasons to raise a glass this holiday season, don't forget the drinks. Provide cocktails and mocktails alongside warm, seasonal beverages like hot cocoa and egg nog. Consider a hot cocoa bar with all the toppings. A good rule of thumb is to plan for more drink options than needed. In other words, double your list to keep your guests refreshed throughout the evening. You can get started early by stocking up on ingredients for your next holiday potluck.

It's the most wonderful time of the year to be a part of our Highmark Residential communities! Reach out to our team today to learn more about apartment living with our luxurious residences.