Tips for Entertaining at Home: Louisa Roberts of Neat Method

Use local products and ingredients. the experience will be unique, and supporting nearby businesses feels rewarding.

Background music sets the mood for the gathering.  A simple playlist creates a more welcoming atmosphere for guests to feel at home.

Invite guests for a predinner cocktail. For an added personal touch, prepare a signature cocktail. Make sure beer and wine is readily accessible and that the guest feel comfortable serving themselves.

Serve dinner family-style  it creates a sense of community and fosters more conversation. Unfussy and plentiful is better than fancy and rationed.