If you’re like most of us across the country, you’re deep into decking the halls or prepping for a holiday party or two. Once the Christmas decorating done, the entertaining needs to be easy! In my recent set of posts for Celebrations.com, I show you a few fun tricks to make having people over for a meal a little less stressful. A Christmas dinner party should always be full of wassil and cheer, not worry and stress!
With all the cooking, serving and cleaning up you’re going to do at your party, you’ll want to keep the table setting simple. Gold is totally trendy this year, and our inspiration table stays in that theme. Gold chargers from the craft store make this look–they’re easy to find, inexpensive, and can easily be changed to match a different theme later on! Add in simple plates, silver and glassware and just one special touch to make the table pop like these mini rosemary wreaths, and you’ll be ready to impress your guests.
Have a color scheme in mind for your party but don’t want to shell out for a whole new set of serveware? A visit to your local thrift store for a few frames and some coordinating wrapping paper and you will be on your way to some upcycled serving pieces that will be the envy of your guests.
A signature drink is always a perfect (and easy) way to make guests feel special. Make one big batch and shake these Christmas Kiss cocktails in a martini shaker with ice as you’re serving them.
One or two appetizers is all you need for a dinner party. A cheese or crudite tray – something you just have to plate up – and one appetizer that is delicious but easy like these goat cheese cranberry pecan bites is perfect!
Not throwing your own party? No problem! Download these free printable wine tags to dress up your bottle when you hand it to your holiday party host!