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I love to entertain and host dinner parties in the summer but I don't like the mess it creates because I want to spend as much time as I can with my guests. 

Thankfully, Food Network Chef Michael Smith teamed up with Cascade Platinum to share tips on how to make your dinner party sparkle, while cutting down your clean up time! 

Want your dinner party to sparkle? Follow these tips from Chef Michael Smith and your guests will be blown away:
  1. Spend time to save time: Prep as much as you can in advance – from food to your table. Smart preparation will allow you to spend more time with your guests.
  2. Make your guests feel special: Thoughtful details tell your guests they are special. Set the mood with music, place cards, flowers and sparkling dishes and glasses. I use Cascade Platinum in every cycle to make sure everything is ready for a big event.cascade
  3. Start with a bang! Do something collectively right away. A group activity subtly reminds everyone “We’re in this together!”
  4. Give your guests something fun to do: At some point, engage your guests in an interactive activity, something hands on, that’s not work.
  5. Clean as you go: Get the mess out of the way, and load the dishwasher as you prepare dinner. With Cascade Platinum, you don’t need to worry about pre-rinsing – it will clean stuck-on food in one wash.
  6. Share the work: Many hands make light work. After the main meal and before dessert, encourage everybody to pitch in with clean up.dinner setting
  7. Grand finale: End the evening with something spectacular, something memorable, or my favourite—something flammable!

But you don’t have to host a party to have a Sparkling Clean dinner. Sitting down to family dinner is a special occasion in itself as it brings people together. Why not give your family an extra special night by putting Michael’s tips to action? And with Cascade Platinum, you’re sure to have sparkling clean dishes every day. 

~ WIN ~ 

One of It's Just My Life readers have a chance to host their own dinner parties that sparkle, with a #SparklingClean giveaway of Cascade Platinum, valued at, $57.*

  • Cascade Platinum: $18.99/tub (3 tub giveaway!) 

Visit for more tips and recipes from Chef Michael Smith and Cascade Platinum.

Begins: NOW         Ends: July 29, 2015 at 9 pmEST 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

*Pricing at discretion of the retailer