One of the best parts about hosting a party is getting to spend time with your friends and family. But what if you don’t enjoy cooking, especially for groups? I’ve got some helpful tips for you, 5 Ways to Host Without Cooking.
5 Ways to Host Without Cooking
Order Takeout to Host Without Cooking
Order in pizza or Chinese food- You can call ahead and order takeout so it’s waiting on the doorstep when guests arrive or have someone pick it up. It’s is easy to find online ordering services these days, which can be convenient. We use Ubereats for our delivery service when the restaurants don’t have direct delivery.
Share The Cooking With Your Guest
This has become very acceptable when having people over to your home. It actually helps guests to be more comfortable when they arrive at your home. Including others in the meal preparation for the meal allows the guest to bring something that they can and will eat. So many have allergies to foods, this allows people to make sure they have something to eat.
You can provide something simple for the meal. A freezer meal or maybe a sandwich tray from the deli. This is a small amount of cooking on your part but if you plan ahead, you can buy frozen pasta and just pop it into the oven.
Invite Guest Over for Coffee or Tea
You can host without cooking by inviting your guest over for coffee or tea. A mid-morning invite or an evening invite can be scheduled outside of mealtimes. Coffee and tea and if you would like you could have some store-bought cookies or dessert to be served.
Your guest will love the time in your home and won’t even miss the full meal. As long as they are getting quality time with you, they will love being in your home.
Create a Charcuterie Board
A Charcuterie board is fun to make and it is so easy to do. This is another way to host without cooking. You don’t have to cook a single item for the board and everyone will love it. A charcuterie board is an instant gathering for people. You can have everything from sweet to salty on the board. The board can be customized for different seasons and different celebrations. Here is a Thanksgiving Charcuterie board for an idea that can be changed with just a simple switch of a few items.
Rotissorie Chicken from the Grocery
Have you tried the rotisserie chicken from Costco or Sams? They are both amazing plus cheap. You can serve a rotisserie chicken, a bagged salad, and prepared rolls. If you would like another side, you could pick up baked potatoes at Wendy’s to make the meal perfect.
Bonus Tip for Ways to Host Without Cooking
Do you have a Trader Joe’s near you? I keep 2-3 Bags of Trader Joe’s frozen Orange chicken as well as 2-3 bags of frozen Trader Joe’s Vegetable Fried Rice. This meal is amazing and everyone loves it. It is so easy to warm up and serve. It is quick, easy, and guaranteed to please your guest all the while not slaving over a long prepared meal.
Guest just want the relationship
Guest just want the relationship and really don’t care about what is served. Don’t stress over the food if that is not your love. The definition of hospitality is not serving a full meal. You got this. Open your door and invite others in.
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