Tips For Hosting During The Holidays
How To Create A Memorable Experience For Your Guests At Your Home During The Holidays
The following post is sponsored by Babbleboxx. Thank you for reading, and Happy Holidays!
This year is all about new traditions for us. This is our first year in our new house during the holiday season, and I am all about organizing the perfect holiday decor, and of course, the perfect holiday party.
I am loving Christmas more and more as my kids get older. It is a lot of fun for my husband and I to bring the “Magic of Christmas” into our house and share that magic with our children.
We love a good holiday party during this time of year. Our daughter turns one this month, and we will be celebrating this milestone at our house with our friends and family. I have several tips and ideas for how you, too, can turn up the dial on any holiday celebration that you are planning to have.
Tip #1: If you plan to decorate, do it soon after Thanksgiving, and bring the aroma of the holidays into your home.
This year was a unique year where there is an extra week in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The day after Thanksgiving, we found ourselves out and about and picking up our Christmas tree. I like to get our tree ASAP so that we can enjoy it for as long as possible.
Even though our fresh tree smells wonderful, I love how ScentSicles can help me to bring even more of the holiday scents into my home. ScentSicles scented table ornaments and tree ornaments bring delightful Christmas Fragrance in an instant.
I love how these scents enhance the natural scent of our fresh tree. Whenever I am near our tree to water it, turn on the lights, or hang up yet another ornament that our toddler has removed from the tree, I catch the aroma of the Scentsicles. I love those daily hits of Christmas!
The Scentsicles are designed to blend into Christmas trees and wreaths. They are green in color and are made of natural fibers. If you look closely, you might be able to spot one. If you need a scent for an artificial tree or wreath - these are perfect. Scentsicles also makes a table ornament in a decorative glass dish which will be perfect for the table scape that I have planned for my daughters birthday party.
Tip #2. Serve up a fun dessert!
Next up, dessert! Have you ever wanted to try Mochi? Mochi are pillowy-soft ice cream bites wrapped in a soft rice dough. My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream brings color and flavor to life with their My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream desserts. My absolute favorite flavor is Ripe Strawberry, but I also enjoy the Sweet Mango and Green Tea flavors as well. My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is the best mochi. I recommend you try one (or more!) of their eight flavors!
Each fun mochi snack has a sweet mochi exterior and a velvety smooth premium ice cream interior. Bottom line - My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is a FUN and delicious dessert. Your guest, both kids and adults, will love how colorful, portable, and poppable they are.
Tip #3: Let’s Pop Some Bottles!
Our baby is turning one, it’s time to pop some bottles! For the adults, that is! I loved making Prosecco Belinis using Cinzano Prosecco. Did you know that Cinzano is one of Italy’s most iconic brands of sparking wine? Well, now I know why! It has a fresh, fruity, and crisp taste with an intense floral aroma with hints of apple and pear. Try this recipe when making your Prosecco Belinis!
Prosecco Bellini Recipe
3 parts Cinzano Prosecco
1 part fresh peach purée (you can make your own fresh puree with fresh peaches for maximum flavor impact!)
Pour all ingredients into a chilled flute glass. Stir gently.
For us, we have a lot to celebrate in December. Between Christmas and the birth of our daughter, serving up Cinzano Prosecco is perfect for the occasion!
Tip #4: Don’t forget the Chocolate!
Fran’s Chocolates is the originator of the American Salted Caramel, which came about in 1998. Did you hear that?! We now see “salted caramel” everywhere! The flavor profile has since become as ubiquitous as chocolate and vanilla. These Gray & Smoked Salt Caramels are sure to please your guests tastes for a sweet and salty treat.
Not only will these Artisan chocolates make an impact at your holiday party this year, they also make for the perfect hostess gift. And when it comes to women owned businesses, Fran’s proudly falls into that category. That is certainly something that I can support!
There you have it! Four tips for ensuring your holiday party is a celebration for the books. I have a few special offers for you, my reader, that you can use so that you can create your own special event this holiday season:
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