Being a southern mom means I am always happy to see friends and family stop by for a big helping of southern hospitality! No matter how last minute or unexpected a guest might be, I never sweat it. I have a few secret weapons for entertaining that ooze southern charm. You are going to want to file a few of these away for the next time a friend pops by.
Being a southern mom means I always have some fresh iced tea in my fridge. I am always ready for guests to have the best cup of tea ever by adding frozen tea cubes to the glass. It keeps the drink from being diluted and everyone LOVES a good glass of southern style sweet tea!
In my pantry, you can always find a few cans of Planters Mixed Nuts. I love that the mix contains peanuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, hazelnuts, and pecans in each canister and is the perfect offering for anytime. You can offer guests something delicious, easy and with enough variety to please anyone. Serving Planters is as easy as opening a can, sneaking a few choice nuts of your preference, then pouring them into a bowl. Your guests will love the snack and no one will have to worry about ruining a meal from too many snacks! You also won’t have to spend your limited visiting time in the kitchen.
My final trick to entertaining is to smile! When someone drops by, I know they didn’t really come for great tea and tasty snacks like Planters Mixed Nuts. They are coming over to see my family and that is enough to make me smile from ear to ear! A big smile can make anyone feel welcome, no matter how unexpected the visit might be.
If you have a great tip for last minute entertaining I would love to hear about it in a comment! As we get into fall it is time to start thinking about holiday entertaining and parties and I know I will have lots of chances to try out your tips and tricks!
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