The most wonderful time of the year—CHRISTMAS, is upon us. Perhaps nothing helps you get into the warm holiday spirit like a cheerful Christmas party with friends and loved ones.
Are you still thinking about what to prepare for this year's Christmas party? Please make sure to add the followings to your party list.
A great signature drink immediately makes a party more wonderful. It's a good idea to set up a self-serve beverage station. Provide pre-made signature cocktails, wine in elegant glasses or beer in Christmas-themed cups. Consider offering one non-alcoholic specialty drink, such as peppermint iced tea and hot cocoa, for guests who don’t drink or who are underage. The more self-serve options offered, the more everyone will ll be able to relax and enjoy yourself.
Here are some holiday cocktail recipes listed below so you can choose your favorite.
Vanilla Cranberry Mimosas
Apple Cider Mimosas
Turtle Doves Cocktail
Salted Caramel Apple Martini
White Christmas Sangria
Cinnamon Roll Cocktail
Chocolate Peppermint Martini
Food, of course, is the most essential aspect of your party. Amaze your guests this holiday season with delicious and unique party food ideas below.
Sparkling Cranberry Cider
Cranberry and Feta Pinwheels
Gingerbread Cheesecake Dip
Pigs in a Blanket Wreath
Crock Pot Meatballs
Turkey, Cranberry, and Brie Rolls
Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots
Or you can set out a simple buffet, such as cheese and crackers, hot soup and small sandwiches, a few fabulous desserts. Also popular in now is sharing the food responsibilities. The host supplies the main dish and guests bring their favorite holiday recipe, salads, side dishes or desserts.The focus is on getting together with your guests, not on the food.
Decorations are a must. Traditional Christmas decorations include a Christmas tree, candles, lights, and other holiday decorations. Make it festive by hanging lots of sparkly decor. Set the table with traditional colors like red and green. If it's a themed party decorate accordingly.
Whatever theme you decided on, you can't go wrong with preparing the following decorations:
Themed napkins and tablecloths
Garlands or hanging wreaths
Fake snow (if you’ve got it)