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party planner 101 Party Planner 101: How to avoid party planning panic There’s nothing better than a get-together with family and friends, but we all know planning panic may set in. Follow these quick and easy tips to plan your next occasion whether it’s a shower, backyard cookout, end-of-the-school-year event or other milestone celebration. Simple Steps to Success: Plan – Get out a pencil and paper and write down what kind of get-together you plan to have, who will come, when and where it will be – then, extend invitations by phone or on-line. Simplify – Make detailed “to-do” lists for the week of the party and do a little each day instead of trying to prepare everything at the last minute. Decorate the table on Tuesday. Vacuum the front hall on Thursday. Make the appetizers on Friday. relax – Be a realist about your time and energy. Ask relatives or friends to bring food or order some of the food from the supermarket deli and/or bakery. If possible, make things ahead of time and freeze. read – Read all your recipes a couple of weeks in advance to start making shopping and “to-do” lists. Purchase non-perishables several weeks ahead of time. enjoy – Don’t worry about every little tiny thing the day of the party. Didn’t have time to buy fresh flowers? Look around your house for something that could serve as a centerpiece. Don’t have enough glasses or plates? Buy clear plastic and save on clean-up time. The point? Enjoy your guests and enjoy the day. Planning Guide for Fruits, Vegetables and Dips Here is a handy guide to an approximate amount of fruits and vegetables you need to serve a crowd. FrUiTS vegeTABLeS ▲ 4 Pillsbury Spring Get-Togethers Allow ½ cup bite-sized pieces per serving Allow 4 to 6 pieces per serving 18 lb watermelon = 16 cups 4 lb pineapple = 5 cups 3 lb cantaloupe or honeydew = 4 cups 1 pint strawberries, blueberries or raspberries = 2 cups 1 lb grapes = 2 cups 6 oz kiwifruit =1 cup DiPS Allow 1 tablespoon per serving 2 lb broccoli or cauliflower = 30 florets 1 lb baby-cut carrots = 65 pieces 1 lb celery = 50 (4 x ½-inch ) sticks 1 pint cherry tomatoes = 25 (1-inch) tomatoes 1 pint grape tomatoes = 75 (½-inch) tomatoes 1 lb cucumber or 1 lb zucchini (2 medium) = 50 (¼-inch) slices ▲ 1 cup dip = 16 servings ▲

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spring Get-Togethers

Spring Get-Together
Letter From the Editor
Contents
Party Planner 101
Little Bites & Beverages
Out of the Oven
The Main Event
Menus
On the Side
Sweet Perfection
Nutrition Information
Index

Spring Get-Togethers

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