I had a holiday open house yesterday...small place so I was only able I had a holiday open house yesterday...small place so I was only able to bring 1 table, but for the amount of people that came through, I figured I did fine. I tried a couple things I hadn't done before & thought I'd share how that went. I sold alot of Beer Bread and the Farmer's Market Seasonings! I made some ahead and set it up on the Hosp. stand/Hosp. platter with the small SA bowl at an angle in the center of the Hosp. Platter. I encouraged everyone to try it and once they did, they wanted it. I had quite a few loaves made up ahead and wrapped in cello bags (looked nice!) and set them on the table on top of the Mini Loaf Pan. Well...not only did they buy the loaves I had made up (I charged them $1.50 per loaf and it was the variation made with the beer, garlic, cheddar and dill mix) but they wanted to order the mini loaf pans on sale. So I sold quite a few of those too. (Just like in September at my shows, this worked out so well!!!) Then I had purchased a bunch of the Farmer's Market Seasonings and had them in a basket along with alot of smaller items for cash and carry. I sold almost everything in the basket. The large items for cash & carry that were extras in my basement didn't sell but when I came home I sent out a mass email to my email list advertising the more expensive of those items for sale and in 1 hour I got a reply from someone who wanted the carving set for $45.00 so I thought that was a great way to get rid of some of the things in my basement before the Holidays. They will want to save (no shipping/tax) but I charged them exactly what they sell for in our catalog. They'll have these in time for the Holidays too. So if you are going to be doing an open house, made the beer bread and dip. They'll buy it! I had 11 boxes of beer bread there to sell along with 7 mini loaves made up. Sold all of it. I also made up a batch of the all-occasion cookies with the Cookie Press and set that up tiered on the SA with the large platter as the base and sold several cookie presses on sale (took orders) as well. Mary Jo Oyer-Adv. Dir.