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Hosting Tips for a Simple Holiday Gathering

Hosting Tips for a Simple Holiday Gathering

Host a enviable Holiday Party to remember with these simple and attainable tips. 

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

The cooler temperatures and the changing leaves can only mean one thing, the holidays are almost here. I’m knee deep in holiday decorating over here and am so excited to but together my first holiday party of the season. Thankfully some goodies arrived just in time from my friends at BabbleBoxx that will help my next holiday party go off without a hitch and can help you too. Read on for my tips to host a simple holiday party to remember.

First thing I like to do when it comes time to plan a party is pick out my menu. I try not to go overboard on cooking and serve mostly finger foods and snacks for parties like this. I save the big meals and cooking for the actual holiday dinners. 

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

This menu I whipped up a gorgeous Christmas Tree snack board and some oh-so-yummy Garlic Knots in my Air Fryer using Jus-Rol Family Size Pizza Crust. 

Talk about EASY and better than anything you can buy in a store or restaurant.   Just a few packs of the Jus-Rol Pizza Crust and about 10 minutes in your air fryer and you have one delicious appetizer! 

I love the the dough is Non-GMO with no artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, or bleached flour. And it’s Made in the USA. Win-win! 

I just cut the dough into strips and tied it in a knot. Popped it in the air fryer at 390 degrees for about 10 minutes and that’s it! 

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

Once they were done, I tossed them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Italian seasoning, hot pepper flakes and another favorite in my kitchen, Door Gardens Crushed Garlic. 

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Dorot Gardens is a staple in my freeze so I’m ready to spice things up anytime. I LOVE cooking with fresh herbs from my garden but now that it’s November and most of the herbs are done for the season my go-to is Dorot Gardens.

I’ve used these for years and my freezer is always stocked with them. Especially the garlic and basil.

The pre-portioned  crushed garlic is already peeled, chopped and measured for you. Making it effortless and easy to season and flavor your cooking. 1 Dorot Garden Garlic cube = 1 garlic clove,  Great in the Kitchen For cold sauces for salads, or hot sauces for pasta or casserole dishes. Adds a marvelous taste and aroma to meat, chicken and vegetable dishes.

Garlic is considered “the antibiotics of nature” and I use it in almost every recipe I cook to. It’s thought to help ease infections and inflammations.

It gave these garlic knots the perfect garlic flavor and saved me from having to peel and chop for this recipe.

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Once you have your menu planned out, it’s time to move onto drinks. For this soiree, I used Zing Zang Cocktails®.

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

These new ready-to-drink cocktails, combining our great tasting mixes with premium spirits, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a delicious, quality cocktails.

Zing Zang Mango Margarita with Tequila Canned Cocktail is made with all-natural ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes or preservatives.

For a festive touch, I added a sprig of rosemary and some pomegranate arils to each drink. So tasty.

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Next you need a cute invitation so check out The Holiday Invitation Collection from Punchbowl. They have every cute holiday theme you can imagine (over 300+). 

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

With so many cute designs it’s hard to pick just one! I went with a simple winter theme but I can’t wait to use their cute Gingerbread design for my Gingerbread House Decorating Party this year.

Just choose and personalize a design from the Holiday Invitation Collection from Punchbowl. Add your event details, personalize the fonts, colors, and design accents. Customize invites has never been easier. 

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If you want more recipe ideas, add Bar Menu to your shopping list. This book bring the world’s best recipes into your kitchen with more than 100 easy-to-prepare dishes.

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

Award-winning food-and-drink writer André Darlington serves up creative bites and reimagined classics from around the globe to make Bar Menu the ultimate guide to cocktail eating and entertaining at home.

One more recipe I made for my shindig was this cute Christmas Tree Snack Board. Recipe 33 Infused Almonds were the perfect addition to this snack board. 

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

Available in five delicious flavors, these yummy flavored  almonds give you all the flavor without all the additives or mess that ends up all over you!

Each flavor is made with real ingredients like the smokey serrano with dried peppers, garlic dill has garlic chips and dried dill, lemon rosemary has lemon wedges and sprigs of rosemary, cinnamon vanilla has cinnamon stick and dried vanilla bean pods. 

Simple Holiday Entertaining Tips

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Happy Entertaining!