Holiday Entertaining Essentials

This week is NUTS y’all, but I promised a post about entertaining during the holidays so you shall receive! Let’s just hit a few key points here… starting with the most important - cheese.

Cheese & Charcuterie

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Every good party MUST have a cheese and charcuterie board. This not optional, y’all. And how adorable are those pine sprigs added for a wintery effect? If you’re thinking, “that’s great Alyssa but how the heck do I put this together” have no fear… Instructions and recipes for this exact spread can be found here. Also, if you need something pretty to serve everything on click here. Done and done!


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Along with your essential wines like a crisp white and a dry red (none of that sweet nastiness at my house!) you should consider serving a cocktail at your holiday soirée. This spiced apple sparkling punch recipe by Sugar and Charm caught my eye and sounds so delicious! This photo is also the perfect example of how mixed crystal glassware can take your party spread up a notch. So gorgeous!

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Okay okay I wouldn’t necessarily call a hot chocolate bar “essential” to a great party, but come on… just look at this cuteness! I came across this idea on Sugar and Charm’s blog while I was checking out that apple sparkling punch post and I’m a little obsessed. Those marshmallows!! Click here to see what all goes into this fabulous little chocolatey masterpiece.

Table Decor

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This tablescape is stylish simplicity at its finest. Greenery, metallic accents, and candles - boom. That’s really all you need folks! You could simplify even more and just do greenery and candles, especially if you have fun glasses to put on the table. Honestly, I think everyone knows by now that I’ll love it as long as there’s greenery. Learn how to make your own greenery table garland here!

Don’t forget I’m offering a discounted rate for holiday decorating until the 21st… that includes helping you wow your guests with mega fabulous party decor!