The Art of Entertaining: The Take-Away.
It has often been said that the first impression and last impression are the most important part of creating a successful experience. The in between is just a dance. A warm, hospitable greeting is essential to the first impression - but the last impression should be something your guests can take with them, literally. When entertaining, consider a simple take-away for your guests so they are able to continue their wonderful experience & memories with them long after they leave.
Whether it is a goodie bag with a slice of the evenings dessert, the recipe of your appetizer, or something more creative still - like a potted herb that starred in your main dish to cultivate & grow at home or a CD featuring the soundtrack you played throughout the evening.
Ensure the take-away is one that is meaningful and fully captures the essence of the experience. This heirloom idea is one reminscent of wedding or party favors that ensures you guests an ultimate unexpected treat!