Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Entertaining Basics — Having a Beverage Station

Entertaining can be stressful and time consuming enough without spending every waking moment worrying if everyone’s drinks are filled.  Beverage stations help alleviate some of that stress.  Now that’s not … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 20 Comments

Holiday Entertaining Tips: Don’t Forget Breakfast for Overnight Guests

The holidays often times mean overnight guests.  While you’re busy preparing that wonderful dinner for your family and friends spending the night, don’t forget to think about what they will … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 11 Comments

Holiday Entertaining Tip: Document Your Gathering

If you’re anything like me, you forget things from year to year (or month to month) if you don’t write them down.  Holiday entertaining tends to be the type of … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 13 Comments

Holiday Entertaining Tip: Serving Bowls and Post-It Notes

The last thing you want to be doing an hour before your guests arrive is figuring out what serving dishes you have and which one the mashed potatoes will fit … Continue reading

November 6, 2012 · 8 Comments

Holiday Entertaining – Autumn Edition: Napkin Rings

If you’re having a sit-down dinner, napkin rings can be a great way to add some decoration and beauty to your table.  In planning our ‘Thankful with Friends’ dinner party, … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 8 Comments

Holiday Entertaining: Making A List And Checking It Twice

Happy November everyone!  For many of us, we are now entering a countdown to house guests, dinner parties, host and guest gifts, etc.  It is time to put our hospitality … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 8 Comments

Only The Sum of Its Parts: Planning a Menu That Works Together

Putting together a meal is like putting together a team.  You can take team to mean sports, work, trivia, or what have you.  The important thing is that a team … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · 7 Comments

RSVP: How much time do you give yourself, as well as your guests?

Whether you are sending an invitation to a gathering in the mail, or using technology (Facebook, Evite, Text, Email, etc.), more often than not you are requesting that your guest … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Pre-Prep Time Means More Guest Time / Pork Chops with Brandy and Mushrooms

As I mentioned in my latest edition of ‘Magnificent Blogger Shout-Out‘, my cousin was visiting.  He is here in Austin for a conference so yesterday was the only day we … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 9 Comments

Presentation Possibilities: Flat Iron Steak with Tarragon-Garlic Sauce

Presentation of food is very important.  Whether you’re serving 20 people or 2, the way the food looks has a huge impact on how we perceive it to taste.  All … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 12 Comments