Keep Family And Friends Entertained
Part of the fun of a big holiday meal is just spending time with everyone, enjoying the aromas wafting from the kitchen and sitting around the fireplace. But these days, attention spans are shorter and everyone's hungry for entertainment. Here are some ideas to keep 'em smiling as the day moves along — before and after dinner. Snack Attack
First things first. You want to curb appetites, but you don't want to clobber them! That's where Kikkoman Soy Sauce
comes in. It's a natural in simple appetizers, like Sesame Cream Spread
. Made with a block of cream cheese “marinated” in Kikkoman Soy Sauce, then rolled in toasted sesame seeds, it's a snap to put together. Dress it up with a garnish of fresh grapes on a platter with your favorite crackers.
Kikkoman Soy Sauce is the secret to our sensational Clam Dip
, a remarkably simple blend of canned minced clams, soy sauce and sour cream. Offer crackers, chips and raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks, celery, sliced zucchini and cucumbers for dipping. Make it Fun
Make a list of activities and assignments for guests of all ages. You'll keep them busy and it'll make your life easier, too. Include everything from helping with prep and setting the table to building a fire and making decorations — all the little things that make a big difference.
|Game on! – Bring out an extra table or two for puzzles and board games. Don't forget pads and pencils for keeping score.|
|Reading room – Provide a fun selection of magazines, comic books and coloring books, with a new box of crayons.|
|Have a ball – Bring out the footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, softballs, anything to keep sports fans who want to go outside happy.|
|Mood movies – Have some favorite holiday films on hand. Or, if it's really cold outside, why not throw in a tropical classic, like South Pacific or Blue Hawaii?|
|Give yourself a break – Don't forget to build in a little down time for yourself so you can regroup and enjoy the company.|