If you’re lucky enough to have your own sukkah, I’m sure you enjoy sharing it with as many friends as possible. Arranging a self-served finger food table before the guests arrive will be the Martha Stewart thing to do - it will free you to enjoy their company without running to the kitchen during the party, or washing too many dishes after.

All you need are a couple of hors d’oeuvres, a dip or two with a nice crudites tray, and a cheerful cocktail to keep everyone happy. Add a cheese tray with crackers and a sliced tahini and honey cake, and you’re good to go.

I chose here a seared tuna and pickled lemon crostini and beet and gorgonzola on endive as hors d’oeuvres. Roasted pepper and walnut dip goes well with veggies such as green and white asparagus, endive, fennel and carrot to dip.

A pitcher of Campari, pomegranate juice and grapefruit juice cocktail with a little Triple Sec is perfect for the holiday and the time of the year.

Don’t have a sukkah? Save these recipes for any friendly gathering or for the first candle of Hanukkah.