It's that special time of year where loved ones gather for the holidays to spend time together, sing, laugh and just enjoy! Unless you're the one hosting! In that case it is one of the most stressful times of the year and you barely get to join in on all of the visiting and conversation and you're usually the one cleaning up the mess after its all over! Not this year! We have gathered some ideas for you to make your holiday meal preparation an easy and delicious event. As well as presented like it was straight from a magazine! We are featuring Wind & Willow Gourmet Food as well as Gracious Goods kitchen accents. We have also included ideas for the guest to thank your hostess for the hard work and preparation for the gathering!
begin the night with a savory starter that will prepare your guests for the main course!
We have included two dishes by Gracious Goods as examples as to how to display your appetizers! Display is important because your guests will veer towards the unique display you have created!
"The Main Dish"
Blow your guests away with flavor and have them coming back for seconds!
Choose something festive and visually appealing! Many times your guests will be full by the time dessert is served and opt out. Your dessert should be so IRRESISTIBLe that your guests are glad they indulged!
Quick Display Tip: Showcase your dessert on a nice raised platter and in small bite sizes pieces. Your guests will be more like to enjoy your dessert with their fingers rather than cutting a slice and eating it on a plate with a fork!
A way to say thank you to you hostess is to bring a nice gift. below are a few ideas so to what to give as a warm thank you!
Here are two gift ideas for your hostess! The first is a wine themed gift equip with a bottle of wine, a wine bottle purse, a cork display, "wine" sign, and a cabernet wine glass candle. The second option is a coffee themed gift which includes gourmet coffee grounds, chocolate covered coffee beans, coffee bean room spray and candle, coffee mug, all in a wire basket. Your hostess would be blown away by either of these gifts and to know how much you appreciate them for the event they are hosting!