Nothing is more frustrating than having a big meal before going out for the night only to realize, once you get to the party, that you’re too full to enjoy any of the spread. Proper food planning is essential in order for you to get the most out of your seasonal holiday parties.
First of all, eating dinner before going out is just wasted time. Cool people are so busy doing cool things and making the world a cooler place that taking time out for a meal is rarely an option.
Secondly, everyting you need is already at the party. Most spreads will include the five essential food groups: vegetables, cheese, pastries, crab cakes and chocolate desserts.
Finally, it’s impolite not to graze on the food your host has laid out. If they’ve gone to all the trouble to microwave those little sausage rolls from Costco, the most gracious thing you can do is to jam a bunch of them in your mouth. It’s common courtesy.