Host a Home Sweet Home Party

Housewarming party made easy and delicious

Have you recently moved into your dream home and would you like to share it with your friends and family? Here's some easy recipes and tips for a fun and satisfying housewarming party. Enjoy the company of friends old and new. Choose an easy menu so folks can mingle and munch while developing new relationships.

Pink Vodka Lemonade
2 cups ice
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1/3 cup cranberry juice 
1/4 cup coconut rum (optional)
1 quart lemonade 

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pitcher filled with ice. Serve immediately.

Cheese Puffs (Gougères)

3/4 cup water

 5 tablespoons unsalted butter (70g)

 1/2 teaspoon salt

 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

 1 cup plain flour

 4 large eggs

 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

 1 teaspoon minced Italian parsley

 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium sauce pan, bring the water, butter, salt and ground black pepper to a boil. Add the flour and stir until it forms a dough. Cook another 2 minutes to dry out the dough.

Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and let it cool slightly. Slowly add the eggs, one at a time and beat until well combined.

Add the mozzarella cheese and parsley, mix well. Using a small scoop, drop dough about the size of a golf ball onto the prepared parchment paper. Set them 2" apart. Sprinkle some grated parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for 10 minutes at 425°F then turn oven down to 375°F and bake another 10-15 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

Note:  Can be frozen and reheated and You can use any type of grated cheese or herb for this recipe.

hosting tip 1

Make a guest list including old friends and new neighbors. Mix it up for a diverse group of people and expand your social circle.

hosting tip 2

Finger foods are your best bet! This encourages mingling with out the fuss. You may want to label all of your food as well.

hosting tip 3

Party favors are a nice touch! Include pre-printed cards/tags with your name and new address.Tie the tags to bags of candy or nuts for a tasty, take-home treat.

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