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dmille345
Every year I host a large Christmas party. The one thing that makes it so much easier is hiring a server. They greet, serve, refill and do about anything you ask. But bet of all, they clean up. It’s an expense but so worth it.
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Barb Dixon
This is all well and good, but I have wee ones 6, 4-10 they need a place to play and move...adults aren't the problem. Show us how to handle parties with them...
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117coledrive

As far as where to put wee ones, I send parents of small children and pets to my 4 season sunroom. I let the senior generation stay in the formal living room and anybody else in the den. Dinner is buffet style served off kitchen table. I would like to recommend taking a look at Front gate website and catalog. They have some very good (and expensive) serving pieces. I try to buy on a 20 or 25 percent off sale. One thing that came in handy is a giant ice container with a seperate bottom. The bottom makes it possible to place the whole thing on any surface, no sweating with this thing. I put lots of ice and cold drinks in it and placed it on the coffee table in the den. I gave a cooler with ice and drinks to the kids in the sunroom. This seemed to work out great for me. Take a look at Front gate. They have lots of interesting serving pieces and lots of outdoor dishes and glasses in the summer months. You might find just what you need

   
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