It’s all about entertaining this time of year! Hosting holiday parties while gathering with family and friends is one of my favorite things to do come November and December! A few years ago, I took a pie class with Kate McDermott from The Art of Pie and had so much fun, I figured we’d host our own charming pie party… because who doesn’t love PIE?! If you’re a fairly confident baker, you can teach your guests one of your favorite recipes or you can also bring a pie-making expert in to show everyone how to make the most beautiful holiday pies! Either way, you can’t go wrong with good company, appetizers and delicious cocktails! See my tips and all of the details on hosting a charming pie party below!
1. Decide if you’re going to share one of your favorite recipes or if you can bring in a friend or baker to lead the pie class! There are several pie books and recipes to choose from! We really love The Art of Pie and The Four and Twenty Blackbird Pie Book. You can also see Kate’s expert pie tips here for helping you and your guests make the best pie.
2. Prepare a shopping list and all of your pie supplies a few days before. Put the flour and bowls in the freezer to keep everything chilled, then organize and decorate the night before.