Are you having a holiday party? Share your decor/recipe's

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Are you having a holiday party?
    Yes : (11 votes)
    65 %
    No : (6 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 3
    132 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m doing a holiday favorite things party with the theme “Eat, Drink, Be Merry” (red, white, green). I used my cricut to cut out gift tags and put eat, drink, be merry on them which I will hang up near the food table. I have coasters and themed plates and napkins that say “eat, drink, be merry”.

    I am doing appetizers (shrimp, spinach and artichoke dip, deviled eggs, bruschetta, asstd. cheese in the shape of a christmas tree) and then a light dinner (soup, salad, bread) and then dessert (white chocolate cranberry bars, twizzlers “twiz the season”, cupcakes that when frosted look like tangled christmas lights, and mini gingerbread cheesecakes)

    For drinks I am doing a punch with champagne and gingerbread martinis- soo good!!

    It should be fun, everyone brings 5 of their favorite item and then we share them, draw names and everyone goes home with 5 new items!

    Post # 5
    2690 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    No.  We usually don’t do holidays parties…. I host Thanksgiving and then we usually go to my friend’s mom’s house for Christmas eve.  

    Post # 6
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Some day I would LOVE to have a holiday party!! I work a lot of weekends so finding a night that works is pretty much impossible.

    I love your ideas so far, one thing I would reccomend is to do as much of the food prep as you can in advance.  When I host people I normally try to make things I can freeze and just take out and bake or cook the day of.  I’m usually a lot busier than I think I will be the day of the party, so this saves me some stress.

    @jnov12:  Sounds like a lot of fun, I love the 5 things idea!

    Post # 7
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    As far as recipes go, I’ve made reindeer cookies before, and a crockpot full of cocktail meatballs is always a hit!

    Post # 8
    11614 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    DH and I have a huge (40-50 person) party every year to celebrate the holidays.  We load up the house with appetizers, desserts, and booze and have a night of merriment with all of our friends.  We do it as an open house so everyone is always mingling around and coming and going!

    Post # 9
    3505 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We’re having an Ugly Christmas Sweater party, I consider that a holiday party! We’re having it the 21st and are inviting 35ish people. We’ve had this type of party in the past, and it was so much fun! I typically stress myself out over making food and making sure everything is perfect, I’m going to try really hard to NOT do that this year. We’re just getting pizza and chips with some dips.. and calling it a night! We’re having it start later, so hopefully people won’t be expecting a bunch of food.. I’ve even made a “faux”tobooth.. I used wrapping paper and made a backdrop then made several drops for people to use.. we’ll hang it in a spare bedroom.. people will just use their cell phones to take the pictures, I think it’ll be a blast!!


    Said props which have since had sticks glued to them so you can hold them 

    Post # 12
    3505 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    If you have a blank wall in a dining room or basement, that would work. Our spare bedroom is on the first floor, and I made it the exact size to fit over 2 windows that are side by side in that room. I used an obnoxious wrapping paper too, just to make it more festive 🙂

    Post # 13
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Love hearing everyones ideas for the holidays! It’s the best time of the year 🙂

    We are having a Christmas Party in our new home this year, so excited!  I already told DH that us wearing Santa Hats is mandatory.

    We’re actually starting our decorating this Sunday, can’t wait! We have our tree, bought prelit garland for the stairs, have our stockings, lots of little decorations to put around the house (thanks to my wonderful Bridal Party making holiday baskets for me at my shower!) and some outdoor decorations as well.

    As of now I’ve got the following menu planned:



    A Veggie Platter (in the shape of a christmas wreath)

    Christmas Tree Cheese Platter

    Christmas Tree Pitas

    Shrimp Cocktail

    Homemade Rice Balls

    Another Hot Appetizer, prob wings


    Main Course

    Penne Vodka

    Chicekn Parm or Marsala

    Sauteed Broccoli 



    Christmas Cookies



    Jingle Juice

    Santa Hat Margaritas (basically a margarita with pomergranite juice)


    Can’t wait! 🙂




    Post # 14
    132 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Meant2Bee: Actually I just mix champagne and those frozen juice concentrates in the small containers they sell in the frozen section at the grocery store. Last time I made it, I used raspberry (the choices were slim), but it turned out great and everyone liked it so we are doing it again!

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