Tasting Parties are a fun way to have a casual event with lots of mingling and conversation. We have adapted some of our favorite recipes to this style of entertaining, and created some delicious new ones. (See the Tasting Party Presentations category in our Recipe section for a complete list of ideas.)
Presenting the food in individual servings allows for creative displays and entices your guests to try a bit of everything.
Some other tips:
You can set up food stations in different areas, or have one central buffet table.
Use name plates to label the different items on display
Have plenty of small plates and napkins on hand
Place wastebaskets and empty trays in several areas so guests will easily find a spot for their used napkins and dishes