Have a Staycation Party!

Have a Staycation Party!
Alexandra Rowley

11/16/2008 AT 06:00 AM EST

The Staycations:

An Aspen Retreat (see below)
A London Escape
An Island Fantasy

An Aspen Retreat

Aspen "is known for glamour," says Nicky Reinhard, who, with Ann David, has planned parties for Katherine Heigl and others. To bring Hollywood's winter playground inside, they pair champagne with comfort foods, decorate with natural elements like pine and birch and load the iPod with holiday standards – and, of course, John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High." "Make your home feel like a lodge," Reinhard says. "But don't go crazy. The reason you entertain is to be with friends."

Menu by Nicky Reinhard and Ann David of David Reinhard Events in N.Y.C. All recipes can be found on Myrecipes.com


• Iceberg Lettuce Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing
• Sliders with Shallot-Dijon Relish
• Creamy Mac and Cheese
• Balsamic Roasted Asparagus
• Coconut Cake
• Juice Snow Cones
• Champagne Cocktails

Iceberg Lettuce Wedges with Blue Cheese Dressing

Serves 4

Blue cheese dressing
1 medium head iceberg lettuce, cut into 4 wedges
6 to 8 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped fresh chives

Pour blue cheese dressing over lettuce wedges. Combine bacon, cheese, and chives; sprinkle over dressing. Note: To lighten recipe, substitute turkey bacon.

Southern Living, April 2003

Sliders with Shallot-Dijon Relish >

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