* A day or two before your party, plan what dishes you will be using for
serving. If you are having a buffet, try arranging them on the table.
* If you're having wine and haven't used the glasses in awhile, get them out the
day before and get them ready. Same goes for the silver, if you're using it.
* Flower arranging is easy to do. Buy a few bunches of flowers from your market.
Using thin floral tape, make a grid with the tape on the opening in the vase. Go
around the top of the vase with the tape twice to make sure the tape holds. Add
water. Fill your vase with the flowers. It is easier now to keep the flowers
standing where you want them to.
Shrimp and Lobster Dip
16 oz. cream cheese
2 T. milk or cream
3 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 lb. lobster, cooked and chopped
1/2 lb. shrimp, cooked and chopped
3 T. green onion, chopped
1/2 C. cheddar cheese
Combine cream cheese, milk or cream, and Worcestershire sauce.
Add lobster, shrimp and onion. Mix and pour into a buttered shallow baking dish.
Top with cheddar cheese and bake at 350° F. for 20 minutes, until it starts to
bubble around the edges. Serve warm with crackers.