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A Because Party: Planning Timeline

Even when you are someone who likes to entertain, and are actually pretty good at it, it still takes some doing. Planning ahead—and having a plan—is key! Below are some tips and a suggested timeline to help things go as smoothly as possible. And, just a note about amounts. For the food recipes, as-is they should make enough for 8 to 10 guests. Any more, and I’d double up on the savory stuff. (You should be okay on sweets.) Good luck, and have fun! M Party Planning Timeline A week or so prior: Consider a few things and do a little inventory: Are you going to use real plates and napkins or paper? Do you have the glassware and serving plates you need? (I had to dig out and dust off my wine glasses. Luckily, I’m stocked up on serving plates.) Where is that one runner you want to use? Placemats?? Are you going to want to do any shifting around of furniture to make room for guests? Do you want to have any food options that …

Image Gallery: Souped-Up Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows

I did a post a couple of weeks ago for Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows with Strawberry Hats and loved them so much that I couldn’t help but wonder…what else could I put on top of chocolate-covered strawberries? Turns out, LOTS of stuff, as you’ll see below. I love these because they are very simple to prepare, but they are—quite literally—some serious eye candy. And because the topper possibilities are endless, you can easily make them work for any party theme…bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, etc. Choose your topper according to your color scheme! I tried lots of stuff…strawberry slices, shaved coconut, kiwi slices, halved raspberries, sliced crystalized ginger, dried mango and pineapple, assorted candies and sprinkles, crushed rock candy, shaved chocolate, and mini chocolate chips. Any other ideas out there? Please share in the comments! I had a lot of fun with these…hope you do too. (P.S. Stay tuned for some homemade versions for the Fourth of July. Coming soon!) M Souped-Up Chocolate-Covered Marshmallows Dessert | Gluten-Free (and there are vegan marshmallows out there if you can track some down!) Ready …