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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Holiday Host

What's It Wednesday #190


The holidays are officially here. The last 100 days of the year are when friends and family decide to drop in.


Sometimes you don't have much time to prepare but you want your guest to feel welcomed.



Entertaining doesn't have to be complicated. A variety of nuts, stuffed olives, favorite cheese, fresh fruit, chocolate covered pretzels, and some sliced prosciutto and you are good to go. 


I keep my favorite wine on hand. I chose a red simply because of the rich color. 



Family and friends always appreciate good conversation, good food, good wine and a good holiday host. 

What's your go to item when family and friends come to visit?

xoxoxo
Paula


Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. 
I hope you enjoy the party and the features!


Don't Forget to Add a Feature Button!
Ivy and Elephants


We are partying with these fine folks:

42 comments:

  1. I'm inspired by your holiday hosting ideas...I would feel very special as a guest in your home! Thank you for hosting the party!

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  2. Hello gorgeous! Thank you for hosting such an amazing party! Please take a moment to visit our party that goes until Friday at 7 pm. We pin and tweet everything! Lou Lou Girls

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  3. Love your ideas and thank you for hosting this party! :) Happy Halloween!
    Jennelise xo

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  4. A lovely presentation! I love everything especially the napkin rings. Thanks for hosting....Christine

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  5. I love your buffet vignette. Beautiful features too. xoox Su

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  6. The vintage tea cup pumpkin is adorable and so clever. Thanks for the lovely features and for hosting this party.

    Your hostess tray of goodies is perfect. I'd love to be one of your guests. As for what I like to keep on hand - we always have a bottle of champagne chilled and ready, an assortment of cheeses and crackers, and there are usually some homemade treats in the freezer than can be quickly thawed and served.
    Have a great week.

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  7. Thanks for the party! Lovely spread you've laid out for your guests!

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  8. You've put out some yummy items!

    Thank you for the party :)

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  9. Your antipasto looks great! A fave in my house is parmesean artichoke dip...yum! Thank you so much for featuring me! ❤❤

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  10. Beautiful features and your own party is stunning, might even want to take up martinis looking at that picture! Thanks for hosting, Sandi

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  11. Thank you for the party. Your goodies look wonderful and I am sure your company will enjoy!

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  12. Thanks for hosting, Paula, and your spread looks very inviting. You must have happy guests..Happy Halloween..Judy

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  13. You really are ready for guests with that lovely tray of goodies. It's true if you have a few go-to items on hand and a welcoming smile, your guests will feel at home. You've made me excited by saying Holiday Season has arrived! Thanks for hosting - great features of which I need to check out the Welcomed Guest's tablescape.

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  14. Summer in Australia is certainly time for entertaining and firing up the BBQ, doubly so with the festive season and school summer holidays. As you say a plate of savoury biscuits, cheese, olives etc goes well with a bottle of wine or beer! I prefer a white wine or rose in summer with ice. Have a great week.

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  15. Love your setting! Thank you for the party, have a great week!!

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  16. i want to stay with you and drink a glass of wine. thank you very much
    hugs kuni

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  17. Paula, it's nine in the morning and I am already hungry after looking at your yummy spread. Thanks for hosting a great party with personality and great features!! Have a wonderful week.

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  18. Hi Paula-

    Thanks so much for featuring the Kung Pao Cauliflower!

    I would feel very special as a guest in your home, thanks or hosting the party:-)

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  19. Paula, these features are all so terrific. I just finished visiting each one, and all the bloggers do such a good job - well-deserved features.
    Love your entertaining set up! You make hosting look so incredibly easy. Oh dear, 100 days, you say? Well, I'm thinking holiday planning, does that count? We've already gotten a jump on our styling in our booth spaces, which I'll be sharing in the coming week or so, but for now, it seems we've been on lots of gathering missions for our little antiquing ventures. This week I'm sharing a dealer friend's living estate. Thank you for hosting us.
    Rita C at Panoply

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  20. Sometime simple is more - I love your tray for guests - so nice and easy to put together. Thank you for hosting - hope your week is awesome. Cathy

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  21. The holidays are closer than we think! Love this post Paula...gets me in the holiday spirit. By far my favorite time of the year!!! Thank you so much for hosting and wishing you a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara

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  22. Finger foods are my favorite and the spread you put together looks fantastic! Thank you for hosting, Paula! ~Ann

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  23. Yummy spread, can I pull my chair up? ;) That teacup pumpkin is awesome! Thanks for hosting!

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  24. Hi Patty! Wish I could attnd your party! Delish! Great features this week! Thanks so much for hosting!
    Ruth

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  25. Thanks guys for featuring my pumpkins!! How fun! All linked up again!
    Kim

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  26. thanks for hosting another great party. i would love to drop by your house over the holidays- everything look so yummy! have a fabulous week. xo- maryjo
    https://masterpiecesofmylife.com

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  27. I love how you make everything look so special and elegant, and I especially love the silver leaf napkin rings! Thank you so much for hosting this party every week and letting us all share our creativity. Have a beautiful week!

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  28. Your array of foods looks so beautifully elagant! I would be emptying the dishes:) The features are all fabulous, I am going to go see the ones I missed. Thanks again for hosting!!

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  29. It's the best time of the year! So when can I come over? :) xoKathleen

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  30. Gosh, your impromptu set up looks awesome! I'll bet your guests love coming to your place! And yes, I am looking forward to this great time of year, too.

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  31. I love all the different pumpkins in the features!

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  32. Paula, I like your simple but elegant ideas for people who drop in to visit. Those are things you could keep on hand and get out in a hurry. Thanks for the ideas! Love the features. Hope you have a wonderful Halloween.

    xo Dianne

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  33. Hi Paula, it's always such a pleasure to visit your blog. I simply love how you set up this entertaining station. In love with your napkin holds, lovely and elegant. Thanks for the ideas and for the great features. I love this time of year.
    Sending blessing,
    Marlene

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  34. Dear Paula
    Such joy of the holidays enjoy the wonderful get together of family and friends.
    Lots of blessings from South Africa

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  35. Your guests are very lucky! I love everything especially the napkin holds, very very elegant.
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  36. Thank you so much for the party...and for featuring my Monster Mash Tablescape! I was so thrilled to see it! Please stop by our party tonight, Friday Favorites, and share with us!! Hugs- Christine at mustlovehome.com

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  37. What a nice spread, Paula. I love the trays with all the goodies that you have made for your guests. Everything looks so elegant and delicious. Yes, the holidays are around the corner, and this is a great idea for serving.

    I thought you'd enjoy my latest post, as there are teachers among the Ivy and Elephant blog. Happy Halloween, lovely ladies.

    love, ~Sheri

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  38. Everything looks so amazing. I always enjoy visiting your blog. I get so much inspiration from you. Have a lovely weekend... :)

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  39. I just got back from a road trip vacation to find my teacup pumpkin featured at your wonderful party. Thank you so much! What a nice surprise to come home to.

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