It is getting to be that time of year where we are planning for the holiday parties. Here are some tips to help with your next party.

Calorie free club soda adds sparkle to iced fruit juices, makes them go further, and reduces calories per portion. 

When possible, float ice in punch rather than ice cubes.  This is not only more decorative, buts also inhibits melting and diluting (you can also freeze fruit juice to make an ice ring).

When serving hors…d’oeuvres on a silver tray, you may want to protect it from acids by covering it with leafy green lettuce.

Cheese should be served at room temperature.