Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Entertaining

Holiday season is in full swing and it's the perfect time of year for my favorite activity, entertaining!  I am always so overwhelmed by all the great ideas for place settings, serving spreads, party favors, decor and food, that it's hard to pick and choose a manageable list of ideas.  For holiday parties I think it's best to keep the food simple and focus on the presentation.  Horderves, cocktails, and appetizers are perfect for more casual parties and get-togethers and are much easier on the hostess as well!  A meat and cheese plate is one of my go-tos, and its so easy to dress it up for the holidays with special picks, signage, greenery, dishes, and accessories!  Here are some of my favorite inspirations for holiday entertaining:

via BHG.com

Steak and Brie Sliders with Balsamic Cranberry Sauce via Half Baked Harvest

Leftover Nicoise Salad via Martha Stewart

 via Marcus Design

 Pomegranate jeweled white cheddar, toasted almond, and crispy sage cheeseball via How Sweet Eats

 Pinecone cheeseball via Paula Deen

 via Poppytalk

Photo booth backdrop! via The Vintage White Market 

 via Freutcake

 via Freutcake

 Horned Bottle Opener via Athropologie

 via Poppytalk

 Holiday Ice Cubes via Funkytime

Marshmellow snowfall via Mon Carnet

Grand Swan Punch Bowl via Anthropologie

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