Buffet's are the easiest way to feed a crowd or host an informal party. Make it divine. Setting the buffet takes special skill and attention.
Set Up Dinner Buffet
Clinton Kelly, the lifestyle expert, shows the right way to ‘Set your Buffet Table’ for a buffet party, in this video. He suggests that all the serving dishes and utensils are laid on the buffet table, the night before the party. This will throw some light and give ideas as to ...more
When having a large dinner party or family gathering, having a coffee station set up saves the Host/hostess a lot of busy work. Guests like getting their own beverages rather than having to ask for one, and the coffee station is the key solution. Plus, one can serve several ki ...more
The American tradition of the buffet supper is shown in its simple preparation. A "must" for the homemaker or hostess. That any intelligent person would care enough about this subject and think it is so important as to make a film about it is astounding. Martha Stewart must ha ...more
Figuring out which fork to use for which course can be confusing enough, but having to actually set those forks—and everything else on the table? A recipe for disaster... or a chance to strut your etiquette stuff.
No time? No problem! Setting an impressive dinner table for guests can be faster and easier than you think! Entertaining expert Sebastien Centner shows you how. This is critical for hosting dinner parties in style.
A great dinner party is great because of presentation, and you know that everything has its place on the table, but where exactly does everything go? Learn about the placement of everything, from silverware to glassware. When setting a table, you should place the utensils (fo ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set a beautiful dinner table. The utensils, flatware and glassware is paramount is correct setting. The utensils are arranged in the order that a person uses them. The butter knife, forks, napkin and bread plate are placed on the le ...more
There’s an art to the buffet. Here are some tips to keep guests happy and plates full. Set up a buffet table. Click through to watch this video on chow.com
Ever wonder which side of the plate to put a fork? This video will show you piece-by-piece how to create a formal place setting for two different meal sizes. This is useful if you are hosting a fancy dinner, or are just having friends over for a nice meal. Some people even enj ...more
Candy is not just for the kiddies. You’re wedding guests will feel like they’re in Candyland when they are presented with the whimsical wonderment of a candy buffet. You can easily match candy to your wedding’s color scheme and theme. Give your guests sweet dreams after your ...more
Learn how to set the table for Christmas dinner in this free series of holiday etiquette videos from our catering expert. Part 1 of 15 - How to Set the table for Christmas dinner. Set the table for Christmas dinner - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvil ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to set a table for a dinner party. On the left side of the plate should be your forks. First will be the tiny fork, then salad fork, then dinner fork. On the right side will be spoons. The soup spoon, dinner spoon, and knife. At the top should be ...more
If you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you'll want to make sure that your table setting is memorable and truly conveys the spirit of the holiday. This video shows you a few good ideas on how you set an al fresco Thanksgiving table.
Lifestyle expert Hal Owen teaches us the correct way to set a table place setting. 1. Place the "charger" plate in the middle of the place setting. This is the plate on which you will place all of the other plates. 2. Place your "dinner plate" in the middle of the "charger". 3 ...more
With T-Day on the horizon and approaching rapidly, you are probably in one of two camps: the one that is eagerly awaiting the holiday feast with barely-contained drool, or the one that involves breathing heavily into a paper bag while worrying about your lack of oven and stove ...more
This coming Friday, November 11th, 2011 is Veterans Day and everybody's celebrating! But only veterans and active military personnel can get the great deals being offered at restaurants and retail outlets across the country. If you need help locating some of those deals, below ...more
Once your Thanksgiving dinner table is set with beautiful gourds, autumnal leaves, and candles and your turkey, green bean casserole, and pies are out of the oven, it's time to mess everything up. While a beautiful dinner presentation is great and all, unless you plan on havin ...more
Let's set the scene: Great New York loft space, with seemingly A+ hosts and dinner party guest Sam Fogarino (of the band Interpol) making the main course: Pasta Pomodoro. Um, may we say très chic? So upper east side. Enjoy this video which acts as a great how to on how to thro ...more
Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more
To pick locks, one must either have an expensive lock-picking set or be skilled with whatever they have available to them. Bobby pins, soda cans, and even butter knives can get the job done, but each needs to be reworked into something more appropriate for the lock in question ...more
Don’t wait for Cinco de Mayo to enjoy a Mexican meal – tacos are a tasty addition to any table any time. You Will Need * 1 lb. ground beef * 1/2 c. diced onion * A packet of taco seasoning * 1 14 -ounce can black beans * 1 14-ounce can frozen corn * 1 package hard or soft tac ...more
Learn how to be a good host. Party-planning can be tricky, but you don't have to be Martha Stewart to be a good host. Step 1. Decide whom to invite Decide whom to invite. Choose guests who will get along, but don’t be afraid to push the envelope. Mix Democrats with Republica ...more
Whether it's a free-for-all picnic buffet or a formal 12-course dinner, your table should be notable for its abundance, not for the tablecloth's abundance of wrinkles. This step by step tutorial teaches you how to fold your tablecloth so it will not wrinkle.
You'd be hard pressed to find someone that doesn't like chocolate, so the next time you throw a party why not make a huge edible centerpiece? In this video, learn everything you need to know to make a beautiful and delicious milk chocolate sculpture that will look great on yo ...more
To set the table for a formal dinner, place a plate a little bit to the left of the center of the meal sheet. Place two forks to the left of the plate, The smaller fork is for the salad, and should be placed on the outer side. The inner fork is for the dinner. Place two knives ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set a table. Begin by putting the plate in the middle. Put a smaller plate for the bread to the upper left side of the plate. Then you can choose to put the napkin beside the forks or on the plate. Forks will be set on the left side ...more
FoodWishes will show you how to make an apple swan with this short little video. This project is simple and quick. * Cut two slices off one-half of the apple. * Cut a one-quarter from the other half of the apple. Take this half, and cut one-quarter from it, and then cut one-q ...more
To properly set a table for an informal four course dinner, keep in mind that a soup course, a salad course, an entree and a desert will be served. First, add the service plate or charger to the table. Place it directly in front of the guest two inches from the table. It will ...more
Hi there Dolls, I just got done putting the children to bed for the night. Fed the husband, made a little love, and took a bubble bath! I lathered up my body with a Gardenia lotion and have thrown on my amazing silk robe. I smell and feel wonderful as I sip on my Cantaloupe ...more
Everyone's been in the following situation. You're sitting there at a nice bar, chatting up a smoking hot member of the opposite sex when all of a sudden they drop this bomb: "Can you engrave on wood in Photoshop?" The next thing you know, the night spirals into blackness and ...more
This video describes how to set a basic table. First we have to set the placement on a table with a napkin. Next keep a dinner fork, salad fork, and sea food fork on the right side of the placement. Next keep a dinner knife, tea spoon, and soup spoon on the left side of the pl ...more
Learn Arabic words using the Learn Arabic with Pictures series from ArabicPod101.com. Beautiful images clearly show Arabic vocabulary divided into units by topic. Each word is introduced in English and Arabic. It's a great way to study new vocabulary words that will build up y ...more
Having a dinner party or just want to impress a date? Use this video to show your good manners and find out how to properly set the table and fold a paper napkin.
Placemats are an important piece when it comes to setting the table. Not only can it add a certain sense of style to the table, but it can help keep your table top nice and clean! Usually placemats have only one particluar side where it is going to be used the most. In this vi ...more
A daily, brisk 30-minute walk boosts brain power, helps control weight, and improves your overall health. And if you commit to doing it with friends, you're more likely to stick with it. Step 1: Partner up Start recruiting. Ask friends, colleagues, and neighbors if they’d lik ...more
Make sure your guests feel special and included the next time they visit your home for a dinner party or a birthday party by checking out this entertaining video. From icebreakers to fun mini games to mood lighting, you'll learn everything you need to set a party perfect mood.
Wine glass charms go around the stems of wineglasses to help guests at your BBQ, dinner or other party identify their glass of wine. You can use any sort of bead or charm to make these, but this tutorial shows you how to make a set of summery charms using beads and memory wire.
This out of the ordinary recipe will set your taste buds on fire. Watch and learn how to make spoonbill jambalaya. Spoobnill is also known as paddlefish. Try making spoonbill fish jambalaya for dinner.
The whole family loves pizza! Why not allow them to make and put their favorite toppings. Watch this how to video and learn how to make your own homemade pizzas that the whole family will enjoy. Shopping List: -All Purpose flour - at least 5 cups worth -1 Jar basic pasta sauc ...more
I loved The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay for so many reasons. For its fantastical sense of adventure, set against the real world action and tragedy of the Jews in Europe during World War Two. I loved the opening chapters of Josef in Prague – a city I spent several m ...more
Paper napkins add an element of class to any restaurant or dinner party. In this video, learn how to fold your party napkins into a cool candle shape in less than 60 seconds. Your napkins will be so nice that no one will want to unfold them! So, follow this tutorial and set yo ...more
In this video series, our expert in home decor will demonstrate how to set a formal table setting. You will learn how to place the dinner and salad plates, where the dinner fork, knife and dessert spoon will go, and even where to place the wine and water glasses. Part 1 of 14 ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to fold cloth napkins into silverware holders. First, grab a dinner napkin and take the end to fold it in half. Now, fold it in half again so you have a small square. Now, fold the corner down half way and fold it down again. Then, flip it over a ...more
Attention all veterans and active-duty military personnel—this coming Tuesday, November 11th, is Veterans Day, that time of year where the whole country thanks us for our service. For the most part, a simple thanks will do, but some folks like to go above and beyond and give u ...more
It has become hard to decipher where your digital imprint ends and your true self begins in today's tech-dominated world. Scrolling through news feeds and endless updates is not conducive to a good night's sleep, nor does it help you lead a well-balanced life. An online prese ...more
The calendar app is one of the unsung heroes found within your iPhone. It's the ultimate personal assistant that you've come to rely on to keep track of your schedule and ensure you never miss a class or meeting, all while reminding you of upcoming birthdays and deadlines to h ...more
You might be proficient at sending your family and friends money using Apple Pay Cash on your iPhone, but what about when you need some digital currency in your wallet to buy in-app purchases or to get back the money you spent on someone's lunch? Requesting some Apple Pay Cash ...more
With the release of iOS 11, Apple promised to give us person-to-person transactions by way of iMessages. In the iOS 11.2 update, the new Apple Pay Cash system is now ready for you to send money to family and friends right from your iPhone — and there are multiple ways to get i ...more
Using Siri to perform tasks on your Google Home device was never possible until Apple released Siri Shortcuts in iOS 12. Actually, it wasn't possible until Google added support for Siri Shortcuts for Google Assistant in Nov. 2018. No matter the timing, the important thing here ...more
For quite some time, popular messaging apps like Snapchat have had features that let you place stickers on photos and videos to add time and location-based information. To catch up, WhatsApp has now added the same functionality to its messaging platform in an effort to remain ...more
If you haven't walked into a department store or seen one of those millions of jewelry commercials airing over the last month, you might not know that February 14th is Valentine's Day. Since that is basically impossible, you should probably get ready to impress your significa ...more
The most essential part of a healthy lifestyle is managing your diet — after all, what would be the point of a daily workout regimen if you were eating junk food? Thankfully, Samsung Health makes it easy to record your calorie and nutrient intake to get a clear picture of your ...more
This video shows you a few quick ideas to create a stunning table setting for your Christmas hosting this season. Incorporate colored glassware, napkin rings, centerpieces and even small treats at each place setting to really get into the festive holiday spirit.
The smell of hot curry pouring from room is inevitable. The mixture of spices filled up my nostril as I sat. The lighting of the room might not be pleasant but it is the way in which the restaurant owner set up his restaurant to stop excessive lighting, which is done with a hu ...more
What type of person are you in group settings? Are you the social butterfly, eager to get to know everyone and interested in the people more than the setting? Or are you a wallflower, afraid to catch anyone's eye out of fear? No matter what type of group you're in—a project a ...more
Are you looking for a little microbe magic? Think composting. Composting is a great way to reuse food and plant waste that you would otherwise throw into the trash, which would just end up in a landfill somewhere. During the composting cycle, microbes reduce this organic wast ...more
You're lost. You're cold, thirsty— you're hungry. What if you're not much of a hunter? Maybe you're a gatherer. So, then you'll eat plants. But what if you eat something poisonous? What if you're allergic to it? Okay, so not many people will find themselves in a situati ...more
Want to have a bunch of pretty pumpkins on your dinner table for Thanksgiving? Why not surprise guests with the unexpected by setting out these crysanthemum "pumpkins" instead? Your guests will do a double take when they see this arrangement. From far away it looks like a plu ...more
Urban Decay has a nasty habit of releasing highly anticipated makeup palettes in very limited quantities so they sell like hotcakes. Their most recent palette, NAKED, sold out in seconds on their website, but if you were one of the lucky ones to snatch one of these up, then th ...more