December 8, 2015

HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING



HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING
       A Visual Holiday Entertaining DIY Planner
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The
Festivities &
     The Lights,
           The           Holiday Decorations,
        
 The Sounds
of the Season,
        
The Holiday   Foods & Treats!


...Sharing with  Family   and  Friends...
☆ Christmas Party! ☆:
JOIN ME AS WE PLAN
HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING
with TIPS & IDEAS to make your
Holiday Party Easy
and Less Stressful!
         ...Formal or Casual
                       Party Ideas...
<3<3..Christmas entertaining:
Christmas candle:
Being a Floral Designer/Event Planner,
I think it is always important to have a
Pretty, Festive Holiday Table with
Easy, DIY Holiday Decorations...
Apple candle holders:
Candy Came Candle Holders:
   ...Talk about Easy
             Centerpiece Ideas!... 
Pretty/easy centerpiece:
    ...Fresh Fruits & Holiday Greens make  Easy, Beautiful Centerpieces...
cute centerpiece:
I absolutely adore these sugared fruits in a
       silver compote...How pretty!

Whether it's a featured centerpiece,
or just a little touch, Sugared Fruits
are sooo easy!
Sugared Fruit Centerpiece
Enjoy this easy tutorial for sugared cranberries; they're the perfect holiday party snack. Add them to holiday cookies and cakes for some extra bling! | Holiday Recipe | Christmas Recipe | Cranberry Recipe: http://foodfolksandfun.net/2014/12/sugared-cranberries-tutorial/
...Now it's time to pull out your Holiday Apron,
                and we'll start cooking!...
By the way, I just found these adorable Holiday Aprons in a great little Zazzle store. How cute for Holiday Host/Hostess Gifts!! Simply click onto the link below the  Image, and it will take you directly to the site to place your Custom Orders...Happy Shopping!!
Christmas Bells Apronhttp://www.mintjulepsmagnoliasamppearls.com/p/zazzle.html
 Christmas Tree Trio Apronhttp://www.mintjulepsmagnoliasamppearls.com/p/zazzle.html

Sugared Cranberry Brie Crackers - had these at a party tonight. They just served a small slice of brie and one cranberry on each cracker. Wonderful!!!: http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2011/11/sparkling-cranberry-brie-bites.html
   ...Another Holiday Entertaining
                    Show Stopper...
            Holiday Ice Buckets!
diy craft ideas for parties:
 These DIY ICE BUCKETS 
make Beautiful Centerpieces,
        while still being functional...
ice bucket:
Champagne and Wine Ice Mold:  **  DIY HOLIDAY TIP**
      ...How To Make an       Ice Bowl/Bucket...
Ice Bowl:
    ...Perfect for Holiday Seafood Buffets...




     QUICK REFERENCE CHARTS
     MAKE PARTY PLANNING
SO MUCH EASIER!
For those who need a reminder about
WINES & WINEGLASSES & PAIRINGS...

Wine guide:
    These are some of my
               Go-To Faves!


Serving Perfect Portions || party portion serving guide:
PARTY PLANNING TIPS:
Our friends at HEB have created this great
              WINE REFERENCE CHART
Planning a big party or a gathering with your closest friends? See our Wine Entertaining Guide for tips and ideas.:


          *** HOLIDAY TIP***   
IF YOU
      WOULD RATHER NOT KEEP
          A FULLY STOCKED BAR,
           THEN SIMPLY OFFER A
      SIGNATURE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL,
   and have Red & White WINES available.
Seriously Delicious Champagne Punch easy to make, beautiful and a total crowd pleaser!:
          This is a Delicious Holiday Cocktail
 @http://www.tablerpartyoftwo.com/seriously-delicious-holiday-champagne-punch/
Holiday Champagne Punch Ingredients
          3 Cinnamon Sticks
          4 Whole Cloves
          1 cup Water
          1/2 cup Sugar
          2 cups Cranberry Juice
          3/4 cup Pineapple Juice
          1 bottle Champagne, chilled
          1 Lemon, cut in quarters
          Red Sugar to Rim Glass Tops


         ...Don't forget Holiday Napkins...
Cocktail, Luncheon & Dinner Sizes available...
Christmas Bells Paper Napkinhttp://www.zazzle.com/christmas_bells_paper_napkin-256664347077858862?edgestyle=lunchcoined&design.areas=%5Btaylorcorp_lunchnapkin_coined_front%5D&view=113486332624898009&CMPN=shareicon&lang=en&social=true&rf=238411764832824616


Cranberry Sangria:
                          CRANBERRY SANGRIA
             is a festive Holiday Beverage
from http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2014/12/cranberry-sangria.html
INGREDIENTS:
    750 ml Sweeter Red Wine (try Shiraz or Beaujolais)
    150 ml Cranberry Vodka
    14 oz Cranberry Juice
    10 oz Club Soda
    8 oz fresh Cranberries
    ½ cup White Granulated Sugar
    1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
Christmas Appetizers:
THESE ARE CUTE IDEAS FOR APPETIZERS
HOLIDAY PARTIES & HOLIDAY SOUPS

Lobster Bisque:
Alton Brown's Christmas Soup Without fail I make this soup for the holidays every year. In other words, it's a tradition. Kids love traditions, so I say let them maek the soup so they can leave a bowl for Santa. Sneaky!:
Stilton, Port and Walnut Pate. Not sure about you, but they had us at stilton. Then paired with pears, walnuts and dreamy port? Why yes, we would love a taste. Or five. #WALNUTS:
CHEESES & CHEESE PLATES ALWAYS MAKE GREAT HOLIDAY PARTY FOODS...
 :
Antipasto Wreath -- Pepperoni and olives folded into two kinds of cheese: yum! Dress them up with roasted peppers and fresh basil and you have a festive appetizer that's holiday party-ready.
Antipasto Wreath -- Pepperoni and olives folded into two kinds of cheese: yum. Dress them up with roasted peppers and fresh basil and you have a festive appetizer that's holiday party-ready.:
WHETHER SERVED HOT or COLD
Pretty crackers & dip display:
The best "CHEESE & CRACKER DISPLAY":
Christmas Cheddar Star..What a great party appetizer- your guests will LOVE it!:
DON'T FORGET THE HOLIDAY TREATS!
Christmas Eve Gala:
 :
Salted Turtle Cheeseball {S}:


Salted Turtle Cheeseball (s).:
Christmas: Glamour and Traditional:  After dinner delicacies.:
Christmas Glamour and Traditional....Christmas Cookies:

Orange Pomanders always make
great Holiday Decorations!
Be sure to include the kids
when making these...
It makes Awesome Holiday Memories!
Christmas center piece.  Love cloves in oranges and the pine and berries is so perfect.: Homemade Orange Clove Pomander Project - The Homestead Survival - Homesteading Holidays - Christmas:
ORANGE & CLOVE POMANDERS MAKE 
BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY CENTERPIECES
AND ARE PERFECT TO SHARE WITH GUESTS
AS THEY LEAVE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY!
Christmas candy.....:
CHRISTMAS CANDIES ARE ALSO A
NOSTALGIC TREAT, WHETHER USED
IN DECORATIONS, OR AS GUESTS FAVORS!
A silver bowl filled with cookies as favors for party guests.:

ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON
              PARTY PLANNING WITH ME ON
                     MY PINTEREST BOARD
               "HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING"


                             Thanks for visiting!
                  HOLIDAY BLESSINGS,
                               MARGIE
Crichton's Christmas Fireside:




























































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