7 Tips for Easy Holiday Entertaining

By Bruce Weinstein & Mark Scarbrough

Plus: Great healthy cocktails and appetizer recipes.

3. Plan on something for everyone. Once, we threw a party and made all seafood: steamed shrimp, crab cakes. One guest walked in and turned green. Not the best how-do-you-do. Hand on mouth, she mumbled that she’d grown up across the street from a fish cannery. Make sure you check with your guests about possible allergies and phobias, then plan a well-rounded menu that keeps everyone in the pink: vegetarians, carnivores and fish-phobes alike.

Tip 4: Serve all night. »

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