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The holidays are fast approaching, which means it’s time to plan your annual holiday party! Whether you’re hosting a small gathering of close friends or a large bash for everyone you know, there are a few key elements that will make your party the talk of the town. Read on for our top tips and tricks for throwing a holiday party that everyone will talk about long after the last guest has gone home.
Tips and Tricks for the BEST Holiday Party
Make a holiday menu
No party is complete without food and drinks, so make sure you have plenty of both! If you’re short on time or cooking skills, I’ve got a shortcut to help you save time and serve something tasty for your holiday guests! Jus Rol Puff Pastry Dough is ready to bake with no need to thaw! Simply unroll the baking paper and create a tasty pastry each time.
We also picked up a Jus-Rol Round & Thin Pizza Crust which can be placed directly on a baking sheet for easy cooking and cleanup. We made a Margherita pizza recipe that you can find at the bottom of this post!
To stock up on your own, visit www.jusrol.com for recipes and to find a retailer near you.
Serve tasty cocktails
No holiday party is complete without a delicious specialty cocktail. Lucky for you, Zing Zang has canned cocktails with lots of flavor!
Zing Zang Bloody Mary with Vodka Canned Cocktails are the #1 selling Bloody Mary Ready-to-Drink Can and are perfect for girls get-togethers, bachelorette parties, or family holiday parties. They make Zing Zang Mango Margarita with Tequila Canned Cocktail with all-natural ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes or preservatives.
These drinks are easy to serve a crowd, and you can use the store locator to find a location near you!
Pick a party theme
One of the best ways to make your holiday party stand out is to pick a theme. Whether it’s an ugly sweater party or a more formal gathering, having a theme will help set the tone for your event and make it more memorable. If you need some inspiration, check out the Holiday Invitation Collection from Punchbowl!
There are over 300 online invitations to help you pick the perfect party theme from Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and more. Some themes you can find include Friendsgiving, Ugly Sweater Parties, Cookie Exchanges, White Elephant gift swaps, Christmas Pajama parties, Gingerbread Decorating events, “Jingle & Mingle” mixers & more.
All you have to do to send online invitations from Punchbowl is choose a design, add your event details, select fonts, and colors, and you could even add a poll to pick a menu or drink. It can import your guest list with phone numbers or email addresses from your contacts. Easy! Plus, new customers can send invites free during their free trial.
Send Your Guests Home with a Gift
Your guests will appreciate receiving a small gift as they head home at the end of the night. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive – a small ornament or scented candle will do. Or, try a sweet book! This book would make for a great party favor OR hostess gift.
Bar Menu by Andre Darlington features over 100 easy-to-cook dishes that can inspire your next holiday party. There are over 30 cocktail recipes with global flavors and full-color photos throughout. This is a fun coffee-table book and perfect for a gift.
Plan Some Fun Activities
To really make your holiday party one to remember, plan some fun activities that everyone can enjoy. A few ideas include playing charades, decorating gingerbread houses, or watching Christmas movies together. Just keep things festive and light-hearted so that everyone can have a good time. One fun activity could be to share charcuterie-style boards. Encourage your guests to make a tasty board to share, and one snack board idea could be these tasty infused almonds!
RECIPE 33 currently offers five unique flavor combinations in their infused almonds including Black Truffle, Lemon Rosemary, Smoky Serrano, Garlic Dill, and Cinnamon Vanilla. They make perfect snack board choices because they don’t have any of the sticky and salty mess from other seasoned nuts. They are made with real ingredients that you will find in each package—smoky serrano has the dried peppers, garlic dill has garlic chips and dried dill, lemon rosemary has lemon wedges and sprigs of rosemary, cinnamon vanilla has a cinnamon stick and dried vanilla bean pods.
Look for easy solutions to save time
Any smart party hostess knows to find ways to save time (and money!) when planning a party. If you’re cooking this year, don’t miss Dorot Gardens! Dorot Gardens offers easy solutions to add flavor to your cooking including crushed garlic, crushed ginger, chopped basil, sauteed onions, crushed turmeric, chopped parsley, chopped cilantro, and chopped dill.
We used Dorot Gardens Garlic to prepare the pizza recipe below, and it was so nice to know that 1 cube equals 1 clove. With the popping out from the container, your hands won’t smell like garlic any longer! No peeling, chopping, measuring or mess.
Create a Playlist
No party is complete without music! Create a playlist of all your favorite holiday tunes to get everyone in the festive mood. Include something for everyone so that everyone can enjoy themselves.
Throwing the perfect holiday party is easier than you might think! Just pick a theme, create a playlist, set the scene with some festive decorations, serve up some delicious food and drinks, and plan some fun activities, and you’re well on your way to hosting an event that everyone will love. So what are you waiting for? Get planning!
Easy Pizza Recipe
Ready for an easy holiday pizza for your guests? With Jus Rol pizza crust, tomatoes, mozzarella, marinara sauce, and Dorot Gardens garlic, you can whip up a tasty appetizer without a lot of fuss.
To prepare, start by unrolling the pizza dough. Set on a baking dish. Use a few tablespoons of marinara sauce with a clove of Dorot Garlic mixed in for extra flavor. Slice a mozzarella ball into thin, even slices. Top with cheese and fresh basil.
Follow the instructions for baking the pizza crust, but for us, it was about ten minutes at 400 degrees. Cool, slice, and serve!
Following these tips will help you throw an unforgettable holiday party that your friends and family will be talking about long after the holidays are over! So get planning and get ready to have some fun!
Be sure to pin these recipes and get ready to enjoy the holiday season!
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