5 Tips For Stress Free Holiday Entertaining

We know you love to visit JB Hook's for the incredible entrees, sensational salads, oyster and shrimp bar, and so much more and we are sincerely grateful to our loyal customers and new faces alike. While we would love for you to spend all your lunches and dinners with us, we know you like to spend time at home too! 'Tis the season for holiday entertaining and while you're not eating, drinking and being merry with your friends at JB Hook's, consider these tips and have a perfect - stress free dinner party.


1. Upgrade Your Buffet

We know you're used to the top quality seafood and steak at JB Hook's so we're positive you'll enjoy serving your guests more than the traditional spread. Consider an interactive food station you can set up around the dining room. This creates movement and encourages the crowd to mingle. We suggest opting for plates of smoked meats and fish on unique breads paired with risotto and vegetable soups. 


2. Mix Up A Holiday Cocktail

Serve a pre-mixed drink, such as sangria or "spiked" eggnog. You can prepare this before guests arrive in batches to accommodate the party. Not only will you amaze your guests with this signature cocktail, you may be able to save a little money. Set your glasses out around the punch bowl and let your guests help themselves!


3. Perfect Isn't Necessary

Let go of the feeling that your dinner party has to be flawless. Don't focus on the things that are going wrong and think about how you can realistically handle the problems. Prioritize your time and check your list off as you go. And remember, there's no shame in swinging by your favorite fine dining restaurant and picking up a prepared dish or two. *wink* 


4. Make The Dishes Wait

After you've prepped all day and served the loveliest of meals to your dinner guests, don't leave them wondering where you've run off to. You miss out on great conversation and lots of laughs when you run off to clean the kitchen. Those dishes will be there later and you'll be ready to attack the mess after a fun evening of eating and chatting with your party guests. 



5. Book Your Holiday Party With J.B. Hook's 

If you really want to have a stress free holiday party, our best tip yet may be to - book your next holiday party with JB Hook's! Avoid the decorating, cooking, cleaning and serving and let us do the work for you. Our event coordinator will be happy to take care of all your groups needs and create a dining experience second to none. Book your date now and have a stress-free holiday event!


A holiday party can sound fun and frightening at the same time! But who doesn't love to host a fantastic dinner party? From prep and the clean up to having so much fun your guests can't wait to return, JB Hook's wants your party to go off without a hitch. Consider these tips, and if you really want to celebrate at your own party, plan your party with JB Hook's. Happy Holidays from your friends at J.B. Hook's!



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