Here a few things to take your Christmas over-the-top or to help you relax and enjoy the season:
- Make an easy cheese board for guests to nibble on while dinner gets prepped or for a festive treat during present opening
- Need a last minute hostess gift? This wine is my new favorite and so affordable!
- Love these as a substitute for all that holiday butter.
- Still need a little holiday pizzaz at home? There is plenty to time to assemble these snow globes.
- Need to get out of the house after the christmas fun? Take your holiday guests to one of these bluegrass spots—one, two, three!
- Serve a festive holiday cocktail instead of fully stocking the bar. I like these.
Relax and have fun! Remember to enjoy the little things
. Plus, you might try this
for a bit of de-stressing before or after company.
May your days be merry and bright,
For all of your holiday gatherings this year, don’t worry about fully stocking the bar. Instead, serve a signature cocktail! It will add some fun and festive flair to your party, plus it’s a great thing for your guests to chat about. I served both of these cocktails this year at my holiday open house.
sweet and tart with a festive holiday color
- 1 oz cranberry juice, 1/2 oz of triple sec, 3 oz of champagne
- Pour cranberry juice into a champagne flute or desired glass. Add tripe sec and top with champagne.
light and refreshing, easy to pair with any holiday food
- 1 tbsp chilled vodka, 1/2 cup champagne, 1/4 cup scoop of lemon sorbet, mint for garnish
- Pour vodka and champagne into desired glass. Add scoop of lemon sorbet and garnish with mint.
Above: Jingle Bell Cocktail from my holiday open house
These cocktails are easy to make, so don’t worry about being a skilled bartender.