Some nights you just don’t feel in the mood to go out, you know? However, you can make at home bites/sips pretty whether its for one, two or more! For us, a night at home (if I’m not in the mood to cook..and yes, that happens sometimes…) consists of ordering in – one word: Postmates – and then enjoying a glass of wine and maybe a sweet treat. Although food is on its way, my mister inevitably asks, “babe, do we have any appetizers that we can have while we wait for the food?” Needless to say, we always have a little something that I can put together (hostess tip: always have bites/sips on hand whether for your significant other or guests). And sometimes, you want to make it look special, sweet, romantic, whatever your mood – a night in doesn’t have to look blah…
You know that fresh flowers are ALWAYS in our home, I just can’t get enough. Given this, it always makes a space more special in my opinion and a small arrangement is a fixture on our coffee table. A tray to place your cocktails, wine, even your water is a nice touch as well – don’t forget cocktail napkins! This Spring cheese platter (here) is very easy to put together and is great if you a request for a little pre-dinner bite or two. Love these pedestal stand/domes from Pottery Barn (similar) that I borrowed from my moms’ inventory – so great to top with a treats – a cupcake, macarons, tart, etc. Doesn’t everything taste better when it looks good?!
Enjoy your nights in, darlings!
Photos by Laura Metzler Photography