We asked them for a few tricks they use when entertaining so we can entertain like a Cheng sister.
Make the dress code easy. Comfortable chic is our favorite dress code. We always tell people to come as they are and that it’s going to be a shoes-off party.
Ice cubes are an easy party trick that makes it feel fancy. We like to have nice, oversized ice cubes for cocktails. It makes it feel like a little more of a special occasion.
Don't skimp on the drink fixings. During the summer, a fresh fruit colada is a special treat. Don’t you dare use any powders. We’re talking fresh kiwi, pineapple, mango, coconut milk, and lots of rum.
Have late night snacks ready. Pan-fried dumplings! We always keep our freezer stocked with Mimi Cheng’s dumplings and scallion pancakes. Roberta’s frozen pizzas are also a crowd pleaser.
Music of choice? Hard to pick. We are currently love the Hotel Costes Summer Edition playlist. It’s the perfect vibey playlist for hanging in the backyard or at a dinner party. Also, it reminds us of epic trips to Paris where each night ended with a late night club sandwich at Hotel Costes.
Best party they ever attended? Hannah’s wedding. It was at a Letterbox farm in Hudson, NY. The caterers prepared all of the local produce over open fires. The speeches were funny and sentimental. It was a big dance party in an open field with live music and a big bonfire.
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