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Hey, friends! With the holiday in full-swing I thought I’d share some holiday hosting tips and tricks with you today. These are simple, minimal-fuss ideas you can do for your next holiday gathering.
Drink stations are always a must. Have all your drinks and drink necessities in one central location. It’s also a good idea to have water readily available in case some party animals aren’t alcohol or soft beverage people. Instead of them filling up their glasses from the kitchen faucet, set out a drink dispenser filled with water.
To jazz up the water, you can make cranberry ice cubes. Just plop some cranberries into an ice tray, add water, freeze, and you’re ready to go!
Don’t worry about the water getting a cranberry taste. In my experience, the water doesn’t taste like cranberries.
Instead of regular straws, invest in some festive striped paper straws. They only cost a few bucks, and they add character to the drink station.
For the wine drinkers, it’s thoughtful to put out wine glass charms so people can tell their glasses apart. Think of it as the classy alternative to writing your name in Sharpie on your Solo cup.
Use a fun container to corral the wine glass charms. I use a random candle holder.
Need a quick decor idea? Put Christmas items like ornaments and tinsel in large containers like these oversized glass mason jars. These would look perfect on a food table or centerpieces on dining tables.
Serving chips and dip? Look into a chip and dip bowl with the bowl built in– so much more convenient than having to carry two different bowls to your food table. It’s also a great for watching football– setting one bowl on your lap is easier than two.
3 of my blogger friends are sharing more holiday hostess ideas. Stop by and check them out!
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