On these grey, January days I long to have people in my home. Though we are not far removed from the season of constant entertaining, company makes my home feel cozy and cheerful. However, simplicity is key when it comes to hosting in the midst of new, ambitious regimens and hectic work weeks. These are the times when we welcome the classic, unforgotten concept of the buffet. No refilling glasses, plating courses, or elaborate tablescapes, just good food and great friends.
I had so much fun putting this post together and I am really excited to share it with you all! In addition to my tips for planning a stress-free dinner party, I've designed five different recipes for your inspiration. I could eat the Mushroom and Thyme Crostini all day long.
This post was sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. As always, all opinions are my own.