14 May Entertaining this Winter
As the Celsius starts to drop and those nights get longer, you may be tempted to hide away with a big blanket and an even bigger cup of tea. While this does sound like bliss, there’s no better way to warm up than spending time with those nearest and dearest. We’ve put together our top tips for entertaining at home this winter so you can host with ease!
Dressing the home with beautiful flowers is slightly trickier during the colder months. Thankfully there are a few winter favourites that can make your space welcoming and get a gasp from your guests. Tulips, Violets and Queen Anne’s Lace are three of our go-to’s and can be layered together beautifully. Look for bright colours, smooth stems and budding heads at Norwest Flower Merchants.
The Perfect Meal
Every good party calls for a show-stopping main. Luckily the team from Coles have Australia’s favourite chef, Curtis Stone, on standby. He’s created a melt-in-your-mouth lamb ragu gnocchi that’s perfect for cooler evenings. This step-by-step recipe is easy to follow and involves DIY gnocchi with hands-on prep that’s fun for the whole family (and tastes amazing)!
Gone are the days where a delicious cocktail was reserved for a girl’s night out. So, why not get shaking, mixing and muddling with your guests and Liqourland? They’ve got endless drinkspiration online and are happy to make a recommendation in-store. We’re loving the Mulled Wine and Irish Coffee as winter warmers but explore for yourself!
Home Away from Home
If this sounds like too much prep, our local restaurants will take care of the hard work for you. Try a delicious curry from Maharaja’s Indian, hearty soup from Harmony Lakeside Chinese or comforting carbonara from Joey’s Pizza and Pasta. They’re accepting Dine & Discover vouchers when you come for dinner and can accept multiple accounts on one bill.