Festive Décor, Food + Drink Recipes!

Posted on December 6, 2018

It’s beginning to look like…..that time of year again! With the holidays comes everyone’s favorite decorations. From front door wreaths, table settings to delicious cocktails, we have you covered. Whether your style is lavish or simple these ideas will help you bring the beauty of the season to every corner of your home.

Home Décor

Decorate to impress your guest with tasteful and festive decor. Start with a fun wreath on the front door, add some additional trees to rooms one might not expect to have them in and set a table no one will forget!

Courtsey of: Pink Peonies
Courtesy of: Pink Peonies

 

 

Pottery Barn 

 

RoomForTuesday and JuniperOats

 

The Happy Housie

 

 

Tablescapes

Classic gold is always a safe bet when it comes to table scapes. Add some silver for a great contrast in the decor! Green garnishes on the table and pops of red berries bring the outdoors inside.

Courtesy of Randy Garrett Design

 

RueMag.com

 

Lattelisa

Stock the Bar

During the holidays the booze is flowing, especially with parties in full swing. The key bottles to keep stocked are:

  • Rum
  • Whiskey
  • Gin
  • Tequila

Must have mixers:

  • Eggnog
  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Ginger Beer
  • Pineapple Juice
  • Tonic

Fun holiday garnishes include:

  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Orange/Lemon Zest
  • Cinnamon
  • Pomegranate Seeds

Gingerbread White Russian: Vodka, Kahlua, Heavy Cream. Hints of ginger, cinnamon, molasses and vanilla. Rim each glass with cinnamon sugar and add small gingerbread man on top! (Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest)

 

Seasonal Sangria: 2 bottles of Chardonnay, 1/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup sparkling apple cider, 1/4 cup cranberries, 1 apple chopped, 3 rosemary sprigs

 

Apple Cider: Combine apple cider, cinnamon, star anise + cloves. Bring to boil, remove from heat and allow spices to sit for 10-15 minutes. Strain spices, stir in honey, add whiskey- ENJOY!

 

Spiked Hot Chocolate: 2oz. of semisweet chocolate chips, 6oz. of hot milk, 1 1/2oz. of either Khalua, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Peppermint Schnapps, or Bourbon.

Holiday Treats

Everyone loves a colorful platter! Add your favorite fruits, cookies and dip with some green fir leaves for an added holiday aesthetic. Pound cake and gingerbread cookies are always loved by guests. For the kids cupcakes are a must!

 

 

Gift Wrapping

Adding a special touch to any wrapped present is a must. You can find unique handmade gift paper on Etsy along with whatever bow or ribbon you desire. Adding a piece of nature to the bow gives it a unique look, either a small pine cone, short fir branch or a piece of holly.