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Recipes & Tips for Hosting a Housewarming or Reno Reveal

After completing a big move or remodel, it's definitely time to break out the bubbly and celebrate. If you’re leaving behind friends and family in an old neighborhood, holding a housewarming party is a great way to welcome everyone into your new home or show off a newly renovated home to the most important people in your lives. The first things people generally gravitate to at a party are sips and nibbles, so strategically place them to show off your home's best assets. If you have a great view, set up the drink station in front of it. Killer kitchen? Proudly display appetizers on your new quartz countertop. We teamed up with Dorothy Lane Market for picture-perfect fare to serve your guests.

Hosting tip #1: Email invitations 2-3 weeks ahead. We recommend PaperlessPost.com

Hosting tip #2: Display appetizers in the kitchen to show off a new surface. Fig Spread Crostini with Bacon

INGREDIENTS

1 DLM French Baguette Vera Jane’s Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1 garlic clove, halved

(1) 9-oz jar Divina Fig Spread

½ cup arugula

8 slices cooked DLM Uncured Bacon, crumbled

1 cup blue cheese

DIRECTIONS

1. Slice baguette on small bias. 2. Brush olive oil on slices then broil in oven until golden brown. 3. Rub with garlic clove and spread with Dalmatia Fig Spread. 4. Place arugula, bacon, and blue cheese on top and serve. 

Rosé Punch

Hosting tip #3: If you have a great view, set up the drink station in front of it.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups lemonade 6 lemons, 3 sliced + juice from 3 lemons 4 grapefruits, 2 sliced + juice from 2 grapefruits Strawberries, sliced 2 bottles of your favorite rosé 2 cups sparkling water (lemon or strawberry)

DIRECTIONS

1. Make the punch ice by freezing the lemonade along with sliced citrus fruits and a handful of strawberries in an ice mold or Bundt pan. Freeze. 2. To make the punch, pour the wine into a large punch bowl; add the fruit juice and sparkling water, and stir. 3. Carefully add the ice (as a ring or cubed) and garnish punch with fresh edible flowers and additional thin slices of citrus fruits.

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