Keep it simple is easier said than done but can really make things less hectic the day of your celebrations. Some things to think about… choose just two colors for décor. Don’t go overboard and make yourself go crazy looking at Pinterest.
Creating a signature drink will save you money at the liquor store. A champagne punch or sangria can be elevated with a beautiful rosemary garnish. Lining all the pre-poured glasses up already garnished will save you time when guests arrive. Plus, it really shows off your hosting skills.
If you’re hosting a dinner party, ask guests to bring a side dish or dessert. That way you only need to focus on making the main courses which equals less stress on you. Keep in mind your veg-friendly guests and include a vegetarian main entrée such as eggplant parmesan.
Prevent the build-up of holiday clutter. Most people bring a gift to a holiday party. This year, ask guests to come sans gift but if they want they can donate to a local charity you support. It will keep you kitchen free of sweets, alcohol and flowers that people usually bring to parties.
Last but not least, no one expects perfection from you. Holiday hosting means time to spend with friends and family not spending all day in the kitchen. Be grateful, mindful and enjoy life.
Here at LuckyVitamin, we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday filled with peace and joy!
Cranberry-Apple Cider Punch
4 cups local apple cider
2 cups cranberry juice
2 cups champagne
1 cup of orange juice
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries