When hosting Holiday gatherings (or any gathering for that matter!), I, Erin, like to have an easy activity on hand as an icebreaker for when guests arrive. This year I’m hosting Christmas and aiming for guests to be able to help themselves to a craft cocktail upon (and maybe learn something new at the same time!). So I created a set of info-graphic Old Fashioned DIY recipe cocktail napkins with the mixology instructions printed right on them! They’ll be perfect to set out with the bar cart party spread.
As the host I especially love this project because guests can spring for a refill as they please. No need for you to play bartender all night– you already have enough on your plate!…
photos by Jared Smith
Grand or small, I think we can all agree that the holidays never come without a few traditions, even if they weren’t meant to be a yearly occurrence at first. Someone had to take that ugly sweater hit for us all before it became a cool tradition, if you know what I mean. Now that we’re getting to the age of having families and holiday staples of our own, I thought it would be cool to come up with 3 modern holiday traditions to start if you’re on the market for your new holiday “thing”.
Naturally they have to be a little quirky to be memorable, but we’ve got some ideas you can make as crazy as you want..
photos by Jared Smith
With the holidays just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect chance to share my top tips for entertaining for the modern host! I do this because I love you and I don’t want to see you secretly crying into your wine glass upon every sip. Plus, I’d love to hear what your tried and true tips are too! It’s not quite as standard as it was back in the day when everyone owned fine china and greeted guests still donning an apron around the house, is it?!
I’m also divulging my top secret tip for hosting at home, and the Pinterest lovers may roll their eyes at me for that one! Either way, I’m excited to have partnered with Mirassou Winery for their Share the Sun campaign that’s encouraging all of you modern hosts to use your new tips for entertaining, as well as a $250 Visa gift card giveaway to help get you started! I’m feeling a Fall game night coming on, how about you all?!…