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Holiday Entertaining Tips
from The Complete Home
We love how festive a signature cocktail feels, no matter what type of party you’re throwing! Not only are they a fun way for guests to get in the spirit, but they’re easy to make and don’t require a ton of work. Just mix up your favorite drink (some drinks you can even make a day in advance), pour it in a punch bowl or glass beverage dispenser and set out plenty of glassware.
Pop the Bubbly
Nothing says ‘party’ like a bottle of champagne, so if you don’t feel like mixing a signature cocktail, a few bottles of sparkling wine can bring that same festive feel. You don’t even need a corkscrew!
Will children be at your holiday party? If so, consider adding a hot chocolate bar to the mix! Some gourmet hot chocolate and tons of toppings are a great activity for your littlest guests, and don’t be surprised if the grown-ups get excited about hot cocoa too.
It’s the season of spreading joy, and what better way to do that than to offer your guests the ultimate holiday comfort — hot cocoa. We love the idea of setting up a cocoa bar at your holiday get together, complete with peppermint candies, flavored syrups, and marshmallow toppings. Here are some tips for if you plan on incorporating a cocoa bar at your next gathering.
Dream Up Fun Toppings
Of course marshmallows and peppermints are a must, but an array of toppings will delight your guests and allow them to dream up their own perfect cocoa flavor.
White chocolate chips
Be Sure to Label
No matter what you’re serving, be sure to label everything properly. Otherwise, guests with allergies or dietary restrictions won’t feel comfortable indulging.
Impromptu parties are what the holidays are all about.
Stock your bar with everything you’ll need so you
can invite guests over at the drop of a hat.
We love decking out a bar with pretty glassware, all of the
cocktail making essentials and cocktail napkins.
On that same note, keep easy appetizers
like cheese, party cups, and pepper jellies on hand!
THE ‘Tipsy’ FALL COCKTAIL PARTY
Dry Gibson garnished with Vermouth Tipsy Onions
Manhattan garnished with Whiskey Tipsy Cherries
Gin Fizzed Gimlet garnished with Gin Tipsy Lemon Olives
HORS D’ OEUVRES
Tapas Platter with Tipsy Tapas Cheese Stuffed Hot Peppers, Baby Squash and Sweet Peppers, assorted cheeses and meats,
Cream Cheese filled Party Cups topped with 3 Pepper Blast