HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING IDEAS

FIVE IDEAS FOR STRESS FREE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

I love celebrating the holidays with family & friends. With every passing day it has become more about spending time together than receiving another thing. Small intimate gatherings where you can share laughter and create new memories. The goal – no stress and lots of fun.

#1 Champagne/Wine & Raclettes

Said to have Swiss origins; Raclettes are a traditional wintertime meal.  Raclettes consists of cheese melted on a heated block or paddle, scraped off, served over small boiled new potatoes and meat (not obligatory but traditional).  Accompanied by wine, beer or a beverage of your choosing.  Do not forget the mustard and/or other condiments of your choice.

Raclette Makers are a staple in most homes in France. They can also be found at Williams-Sonoma &, of course, Amazon.com

#2 Sunday Brunch

Brunch is always fun.  A possible menu would be A frittata, Lox & Bagels, Salad, Fresh bread and an apple tart. Plenty of coffee, tea & cider to go around and a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate.

One of my all time favorites. Create a desert bar filled with platters with “petite” deserts & a selection of Hot Chocolates and ciders.  This is easy fun and who doesn’t like desert.

#3 Hot Chocolate/Cider & Dessert Bar 

One of my all-time favorites. Create a desert bar filled with platters with “petite” deserts & a selection of Hot Chocolates and ciders.  This is easy fun and who doesn’t like desert.

#4 Tea Party

This is a little more work but I always like tea parties where everyone has to wear a hat (Think Alice in Wonderland).  Menu is tea, finger sandwiches and deserts.

#5 Holiday Movie Night

Make a list of the top 5-9 holiday movie titles. Pre-party, everyone gets to vote on their favorite. The top 2 or 3 (depending on their length) are on slate to be watched.

Food? You can go really simple and have pizza – I like homemade pizza but ordering out always works.  Pop some popcorn and you are ready for the evening.  No stress no mess.

Let me know how you choose to celebrate your holiday celebrations with your family and friends.

Happy Entertaining

Toni-Lee