Help! Hosting my first holiday this year and need advice!

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Registered: 11-02-2010
Help! Hosting my first holiday this year and need advice!
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Thu, 02-24-2011 - 1:47pm

Hello ladies,

My husband and I are hosting our first holiday this year (Easter) and could use some tips on the entertaining and menu planning front. We'll only have 6 people, so nothing too crazy, but am open to advice for all types of party sizes since he hope to roundup all of your advice into a story for iVillage.

I think the hardest part for us is going to be finding a menu that suits everyone. My dad and husband love meat, I'm a vegetarian, and my mom is verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry picky (she'd eat pizza everyday if she could). And I just want to make sure the place looks nice and festive.

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Hi, iVillage_jennm, welcome to Parties & Entertaining, it's great to meet you!

Here is one of many recipes I'm getting for you.

Smashed Peas With Mint Bruschetta
Smashed Peas With Mint Bruschetta
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Here's another appetizer...

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Greek Tomato Tart
Greek Tomato Tart
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Ham and Cheese Quesadillas
Ham and Cheese Quesadillas
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Hot Ricotta Dip

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Macaroni and Cheese With Cauliflower

Macaroni and Cheese With Cauliflower
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Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Chutney

Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches With Chutney
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Muenster, Avocado, and Sprouts on Sourdough

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Wow, thanks everyone! These all look really delicious. Now I have the problem of too many options!

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Registered: 10-18-2007

Jenn,

I have used both of these links before to help me out with Easter parties. Do you have enough decorations or do you need a few suggestions ?

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