Who doesn’t love to throw a party?! 🙂 I take after my mother in this respect, she can throw a great dinner party. She is very detail oriented and makes sure everything is perfect form the place mats to the wine. I am glad she passed this love for entertaining on to me . Whenever I know that guest are coming over I make sure my home is tidy, that there is some kind of beverage on hand and that I have some kind of snack to put out. My go to appie of choice is a plate with fruit, olives, spreads, crackers or bread and cheese. You can never go wrong with bread and cheese……ok I guess you can if they are lactose and gluten intolerant. I like to have gluten free crackers on hand as well. This plate in the photo has rice crackers, olive tepenade, fresh figs, goat cheese chèvre, hummus and brie cheese. You can put out whatever you like but having a few options for guests is always best.