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Thanksgiving entertaining tips: Buffet psychology 101
Thanksgiving entertaining tips: Buffet psychology 101

With the holidays just around the corner, more than a few of us will be hosting a festive dinner party, buffet or potluck. Following are a few helpful tips and tricks I've learned from hosting my own gatherings over the years: BUFFET PSYCHOLOGY 101: As pleasant as any holiday event may be, it seems like the moment someone rings the dinner bell an otherwise civil gathering can turn into a stampede as guests mob the food table. Much as I like to keep my buffets casual and freeform, there are a few rules I always follow to keep the meal organized. Call it a little "buffet psychology." Here are a few tips: 1. Organize the food layout, with a definite beginning and ending....