07 January 2010

You Be The Judge - Who Wins "Best Entertaining Tip"?

On the first week of December 2009, I had written a review on Nancy's Appetizers and challenged readers to add their best entertaining tips in the comments.  If they posted correctly, I promised I would publish their tips including a link to their site, and create a poll that you the readers would vote on, to chose the best entertaining tip from those submitted. The Best Tipper will win a free Nancy's Appetizers product.

The most successful host & hostesses have an arsenal of tricks they have tucked away in their little entertaining hats. Cabinets and pantries stand at attention year-round, stocked with dinnerware, decorations and edibles. These entertaining geniuses can layout their hospitable spreads within moments of a surprise pop-in or short notice dinner party.

If you are one of these people - lucky you, you have mastered the art of snatching a mini quiche from the masters' hand IMDB. For those of you who aren't entertaining gurus - you have much to learn, and remain the grasshoppers W of social hospitality. - Dec. 11 2009

                                                                Photo credit azrainman

Here are what the self-titled  entertaining gurus recommend:

"Buy Fortune Cookies. Have each guest read fortune out loud to group adding "in bed" at the end of reading their fortune, as in "You will find much prosperity...in bed". Makes for a funny gut-busting mixer, really gets the party rolling."

"Mini Olympics. Take whatever games you have ping-pong, Foosball, Wii, gameboys, darts, etc. and set up a mini Olympics for a party. Tell people that they must have a different partner for each game and that they must try to play against different teams each time. Give them a tally sheet to record game played, Won or Lost, and score. Tally up who won and award a girl and guy prize. Excellent way to get people mixing!"  -YESIamblond

"Once a year I have Wild Women Day. Each friend brings a friend, a food that begins with the same letter as her first name(ie Julie brings Jello) and we bring new and gently used children books that I donate to a Detoit Public School." -Diane Baum

"I always pick one signature cocktail so as not to become a bartender for the evening. I also have white & red wines available."

"I hate to run out of appetizers, so I always have extra put away in the freezer. If I see I am running low, I can just pop them in the oven." - DEBIJOT
"A 15 ounce an of refried beans, a cup of shredded, sharp cheddar cheese, a tablespoons of hot sauce, and 1/4 cup of milk can be combined and heated to make a quick and popular dip."-Belinda

"Soft music is always nice to have playing as there may be lolls in conversations by the guests and the silence will have been broken"

"Always have finger foods readily available and in convenient places to take along with napkins and small plates" - electricisland

"Download a whole selection of music onto your mp3 player specifically selected for your theme or your particular guests. Then play it during the party. Mix it up and be eclectic, go from slow ballads to instrumentals to dance music to keep your party moods changing and bubbling." - heaventrees

"Some cut up velvetta and a can of chili beans (drained) heated up in the microwave makes a fast and easy dip. Doesn't taste that bad either. Adding meat makes it better but that also adds to the time to prepare."- Barb

"I think it's fun when there's a theme. For instance for a Superbowl party you could have everyone dress in the colors of the team they're rooting for, make a cheese ball shaped like a football, give the foods football names (touchdown tacos, half time ham, field goal fajitas, kickoff kabobs, etc). You can even play a game where everyone guesses the final score! Of course there's lots of other themes, too!"- Pamela S.

 "Have a fun potluck dinner with friends. Put the names of dishes in a hat and then have each guest pick what they will bring. You can have main dish, dessert, side dishes, drinks etc." - Gianna

"On a counter in my kitchen is a three tiered stack of plates and silverware. Next to it is a wine holder that holds On one counter in my kitchen we have set up year roun2 bottles of wine and glasses. I keep appetizers made up in freezer. We can have an impromptu party in a hurry."
"I also have a drawer with different kinds of fun napkins" - rosannepm

"When I throw a party I always have music on in the background and candles lit in the main rooms. If it's cold outside I'll have the fire lit.If it's hot outside I'll make sure the house has fans on in each room,(we don't have AC)! Nancy's quiches are part of the menu every party,so simple and delicious!" - grapegoddess

"I wouldn't say this is entertaining, but sure it's fun: when my friends and I are in the mood for something sweet we have a "blender party"; we blend all kinds of fruits with all kinds of ice creams and drinks, and some of the mixtures are really good.:)" - cary

Below you will find a poll  widget - please scroll through the quotes and chose which tip you feel is the best entertaining tip. The deadline to vote is 12 a.m Pacific Time Jan. 14th 2010. Once all the votes are tabulated I will announce the winner via post and get the winner's address info to mail their prize. Please - one vote per person!

This Poll is Closed



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10:44 PM, March 16, 2010 Reply  

This is a fun blog. Thank you!

2:35 AM, March 17, 2010 Reply  

nice blog dear....

4:43 AM, March 17, 2010 Reply  

Your blog made me hungry by God I am going out for food, catch you later.

By the way Thanks for sharing. Keep it up!

1:47 PM, March 17, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for the post, sparked some cool ideas :)

11:54 PM, March 17, 2010 Reply  

Very creative picture

7:21 AM, March 18, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for posting this helpful information. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative. I can't wait to read lots of your posts.

4:05 PM, March 18, 2010 Reply  

Love the Idea of bringing a friend with a food that starts with the first letter of the name. Party would be most fun if shared by the most interesting people and with the most interesting foods. Thumbs up for this one!

1:55 AM, March 19, 2010 Reply  

wow, lot of comments here, 153 and more and more :)

2:54 PM, March 19, 2010 Reply  

Good read, thanks for posting.

6:19 PM, March 19, 2010 Reply  

good job . Thank for this post

9:18 AM, March 20, 2010 Reply  

Interesting photo, kind of surreal. Who took it? Where did you find it?

10:22 AM, March 20, 2010 Reply  

Not just food, coffee and wine is entertaining also.
Great article.

6:30 PM, March 20, 2010 Reply  

What a useful entertaining article... You have great macro picture^^

1:56 AM, March 21, 2010 Reply  

LOL this is a very funny picture.

10:48 PM, March 21, 2010 Reply  

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11:24 PM, March 21, 2010 Reply  

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i dont know, hhe
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2:01 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

wow great post
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.

2:18 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing the wonderful information.The picture above is really amazing.Nice creative.

5:35 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

Ilove the photo, who edited it for you, i would love to be able to do that.

Great Job

6:59 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

These great ideas are very helpful and i like them a lot, thank you!

7:06 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

it is very nice pic and very nice article too i am very impress just keep posting like that

7:29 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

I like the picture.

8:39 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

you are not less than any other expert chef why don`t you do some show on TV

11:30 AM, March 22, 2010 Reply  

I must say that picture is great and thanks for sharing this article

4:21 PM, March 23, 2010 Reply  

I love reading this blog. It is one of my favorites.

1:29 PM, March 25, 2010 Reply  

Just came across your blog and I love the post. The picture are great and so creative. I'm heading down stairs to make some to eat after reading the article.

10:49 AM, March 26, 2010 Reply  

The idea seems sound good, thanks for sharing with us

5:14 AM, March 27, 2010 Reply  

Lol, very entertaining post indeed - thanks for sharing :) The picture is great, good work on that.

4:44 AM, March 30, 2010 Reply  

great posts, nice animated picture, thanks for sharing.

3:30 AM, April 03, 2010 Reply  

Wonderful! I really did not think about this topic before from your point of view. But now I am thinking about your idea. I've also discussed with my friends about your post.
Thank you. I've bookmarked this page for my reference.
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3:05 AM, April 13, 2010 Reply  

Nice tips for entertaining. I will remember your tip to entertain. I want to give my vote to YESIamblond!

7:00 AM, April 13, 2010 Reply  

The picture is excellent...thanks for the lovely article.

11:01 PM, April 13, 2010 Reply  

Very entertaining post. Keep up the good work. Visitors should be find something cool in your website

11:38 AM, April 30, 2010 Reply  

Such type of things are interesting for the reader being good enjoyment and entertainment. Thanks man

2:28 PM, May 07, 2010 Reply  

What a entertaining article

5:24 AM, May 08, 2010 Reply  

wow, so many great tips. It's really hard to choose only one!

11:24 PM, May 13, 2010 Reply  

I just love the picture with the grasshopper. Its been said before I know :)

4:24 AM, May 19, 2010 Reply  

Love the picture and some great tips here as well, will definitely come in handy at my next gathering!

7:21 AM, May 22, 2010 Reply  

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11:47 AM, June 06, 2010 Reply  

I really liked the idea of the olympics. At a larger gathering it would make it easier to meet and mingle with people.

I also really liked the idea of having soft music playing in the background to keep the awkward silence away.

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2:25 PM, June 06, 2010 Reply  

Great ideas - this is a good blog!

1:00 AM, June 09, 2010 Reply  

This is a nice post and I would like to say that picture is really good.I have enjoyed this reading of entertaining tips.I think its hard to choose the best entertaining tip.Thank you for such interesting post.

1:15 AM, June 09, 2010 Reply  

I am new on this blog.But I must say that its really great.Great blog and post.

4:41 AM, June 09, 2010 Reply  

I am really enjoying reading your article its something different from others and I would like to visit your blog again.

11:08 PM, June 11, 2010 Reply  

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4:07 AM, June 14, 2010 Reply  

I really like the fortune cookies idea,it's too good and interesting,Thanks for giving suvh informative blog.

2:11 AM, June 22, 2010 Reply  

Creative picture,nice and informative article,Thanks for this interesting blog.

12:45 AM, June 23, 2010 Reply  

I can't believe that I read some cut up velveeta cheese and chili melted in the microwave for a quick dip. I'm hates any manufactured foodstuff. Maybe it's a Wisconsin thing but can't you use some real cheese?

12:57 AM, June 23, 2010 Reply  

thanks for a great intresting post.,,,

3:02 AM, June 26, 2010 Reply  

That’s a great story and nice photo of grasshopper your post so nice i like it

11:31 PM, June 27, 2010 Reply  

Nice picture... It’s really interesting and informative too...
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1:24 AM, July 05, 2010 Reply  

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12:04 AM, July 15, 2010 Reply  

A nice article with nice picture also.

9:49 AM, July 20, 2010 Reply  

Exhilarating Blog! I am overwhelmed with your depiction. Thanks for giving out your creative mind's eye.

3:57 AM, July 29, 2010 Reply  

For instance for a Superbowl party you could have everyone dress in the colors of the team they're rooting for, make a cheese ball shaped like a football, give the foods football names (touchdown tacos, half time ham, field goal fajitas, kickoff kabobs, etc).

3:12 AM, August 10, 2010 Reply  

thanx for the article
this is really very informative
I liked the photos very much.bcoz they are nery cute a seems realistics

7:21 AM, September 11, 2010 Reply  

nice post, thanks a lot

2:52 AM, September 16, 2010 Reply  

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12:42 AM, September 20, 2010 Reply  

Nice article..keep it up...

6:59 AM, September 29, 2010 Reply  

Very informative blog! Good job.

8:03 AM, October 02, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing such a good post. I have not heard about k product.It might be dilious to eat.

5:07 AM, October 05, 2010 Reply  

nice post don't know what to say about it but i found it quite informative.

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9:34 PM, October 21, 2010 Reply  

Very nice ideas you have impressed me by your thinking power thank you,
For share with us.

8:31 AM, October 22, 2010 Reply  

I vote for fortune cookies, especially custom ones that you can put your own messages in. That would be excellent at a party.

2:42 AM, October 27, 2010 Reply  

You blog is eye-catching. I get pleasure from it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of writing with me.

3:34 AM, October 28, 2010 Reply  

Nice post, please keep posting.

8:03 PM, October 29, 2010 Reply  

Very nice!

9:46 PM, October 29, 2010 Reply  

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3:07 PM, November 01, 2010 Reply  

What a great post
awesome picture created by azrainman
well done bro keep it up

10:53 PM, November 02, 2010 Reply  

Very attractive blog. Nice creativity.

9:12 PM, November 11, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for sharing. Share is caring after all.you have posted informative blog.

3:12 AM, November 12, 2010 Reply  

Haha! I love this picture, i will use it as my wallpaper! Thanks.

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7:00 AM, November 13, 2010 Reply  

I really like it. Thanks.

1:30 AM, November 26, 2010 Reply  

Very nice blog you have held here to be part an discussion thank you.

Nice information, many thanks to the author. It is incomprehensible to me now, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Thanks again and good luck!

10:04 PM, December 08, 2010 Reply  

Thanks for your post is very wonderful.It have Some great ideas and quotes for parties.the alternative answers really crazy and bizarre.

Great post. I appreciate the reading.

4:32 AM, December 17, 2010 Reply  

Brilliant post. I am appreciating for this post. Thanks for posting.

9:52 AM, December 17, 2010 Reply  

These great ideas are very helpful and i like them a lot, thank you!

4:47 AM, December 29, 2010 Reply  

Amazing tip.. Thanks for shared here. Its really very helpful blog

1:21 AM, January 07, 2011 Reply  

Very nice and informative article but what I like the most is you create such a great picture. Very attractive.

10:14 PM, January 13, 2011 Reply  

Nice comments shared in this post. Through this blog came to know about many unknown news.picture is nice. Thanks for the post in this blog. Keep it up the good work.

7:06 PM, January 24, 2011 Reply  

I think a great idea for a dinner party is to have a theme and get people to dress up. You could even have a prize for the best dressed person. It makes it so much more fun and your food can be themed along with the costumes such as an Arabian Nights party and serve Arabic food or Hacienda night and serve Mexican food :)

3:23 PM, February 08, 2011 Reply  

Very interesting ideas. All of them are very entertaining. I wonder who won? Thanks.

7:50 AM, February 10, 2011 Reply  

It is so nice of you, to this great article.
Thanks once again.

11:16 PM, March 01, 2011 Reply  

haha LOl... that picture look so creative. I really enjoy this great article.

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great job you don in your blog all your post are very beautiful and really impressive your all post

9:33 PM, March 09, 2011 Reply  

Its a nice and awesome article and the pics added by you are really amazing and i enjoyed it so much when i am reading it.

11:56 PM, April 18, 2011 Reply  

Great Post! I liked the mini-olympics idea. My friend does something similar, it is a great way to get to meet new people, its fun. Competition can bring people together. I Like the picture as well, very creative. Keep up the good work!

4:31 AM, May 09, 2011 Reply  

I really love cooking. You have given wonderful entertainment ideas. Above image is very funny and I like very much this image.

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11:12 PM, May 22, 2011 Reply  

Very nice sharing, I am giving full marks for that.

What a entertaining article.I choose quote from grapegoddess music party and delicious food , what a great combination.Love the picture and some great tips here as well.

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9:29 PM, June 21, 2011 Reply  

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6:35 AM, June 28, 2011 Reply  

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5:01 AM, August 09, 2011 Reply  

I like your blog so much. Awesome post it is. The grasshopper picture is great. I'd like to make my own with some carefully thought out fortune cookies! Nice ideas are here really. Respective post. Thanks for sharing this post so much.

1:51 AM, August 12, 2011 Reply  

Fantastic post on you Be the judge. Lovely post. I wana say that the pic that you share in your blog is looking absolutely awesome. I like the picture. Fantastic all. Thanks for sharing this post so much.

12:33 AM, August 19, 2011 Reply  

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4:04 AM, September 16, 2011 Reply  

Great post, truly entertaining, Keep posting

12:55 PM, September 19, 2011 Reply  

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5:52 AM, October 28, 2011 Reply  

Great ideas - this is a good blog!

2:06 AM, November 17, 2011 Reply  

Very interesting post and the idea seems sound good. I love picture very much.
Thanks for sharing information.

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10:48 PM, January 14, 2012 Reply  

i find nice tips in this post, i still back and seek more :) good site.

10:01 PM, April 26, 2012 Reply  

the grasshoper is cute! Nice pic! :))

5:36 AM, May 14, 2012 Reply  

Great pictures on this blog, congratulations!! And of course your posts are very informative...but what I really love are the pics. Awsome!

12:54 PM, June 08, 2012 Reply  

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I am appreciating it very much! Looking forward to another great article. Good luck to the author!

5:54 AM, August 11, 2012 Reply  

Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenter here! It's always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained! I'm sure you had fun writing this article.

11:34 AM, January 29, 2013 Reply  

Great blog post, I can tell by the comments that you get a lot of traffic.

9:21 AM, February 08, 2013 Reply  

Grasshopper is really the best :-)

5:05 AM, October 21, 2014 Reply  

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