As the holidays approach, there are usually many celebrations ranging in size from a simple tea party with your mom, to a cocktail party at work, to a full blown Christmas party. Here a few items you may want to have on hand this holiday season so you will be prepared for impromptu visits and even glitzy shin digs. These are must haves for Holiday Entertaining. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.
Christmas Holiday Entertaining Ideas
Make Holiday Entertaining A Breeze By Having These Items On Hand
1. Castello Cheese
Always have some delicious Castello gourmet cheese blocks on hand so you can whip a cheese board for your guests. If you have surprise visitors, you can just add a few Castello cheeses to a cutting board along with a few fresh fruits and some nuts and voila, you have a fancy treat for your guest in just minutes. If you have more time to plan to for a party, you simply have to try the Castello custom cheese board builder! You just answer a few questions about your cheese preferences and it will suggest the perfect taste compliments to really make your cheese board unforgettable. It can even take into account dietary restrictions!
I used Castello Aged Havarti, Castello Gouda, and Castello Traditional Danish Blue for my board. I built it out with contrasting flavors like pecans, honey, gerkins, soppressata, and persimmon. It will be hard to share once you have built your fantastic cheese board but the compliments will make it all worth while!
Visit CastelloCheese.com to find a store locator near you and to explore all their gourmet cheese varieties! Yum.
2. PAM Spray Pumps
‘Tis the season for baking so these PAM Spray Pump bottles are sure to come in handy! They have extra virgin olive oil and canola olive oil so you can have superior non-stick performance for both your savory baking and your sweet baking. I found that the new PAM spray pump olive oil is fantastic for using on a cookie sheet before you roast a tray of veggies or some easy stuffed mozzarella bread. The new PAM spray pump canola is great on cookie sheets too with sweet baked goods like cookies! They both work well on saucepans or bread pans or muffin tins. So many uses for these nifty non aerosol PAM spray pumps! Another great thing is that the pump spray helps control how much you use so you don’t get more than you really need. The PAM spray pumps have NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives so you can feel great about that as well.
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3. Hors D’oeuvres Picks
Cracker Barrel has some of the cutest holiday decor for your table! From dishes to Hors D’oeuvres Picks, they have you covered. The Cracker Barrel Set of 6 Snowflake Hors D’oeuvres Picks are great to have on hand for use with your cheese plate or serve the appetizers you baked with your Pam spray pumps in style. I suggest you buy a few extra sets as well because they make fantastic hostess gifts to have on hand for last minute parties and they are a great price too! These cute little appetizer picks really look fantastic and meet my daughter’s “fancy” obsession!
4. Christmas Milk Bottles
When it comes to serving up some cute desserts to guests, these Christmas milk bottles from Cracker Barrel are just too cute! My kids absolutely love them and they use them anytime, party or not! We will also set one out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
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5. Holiday Decorations
Naturally you will want to jazz things up for the holidays and get everything looking bright and merry! Christmas Central is a one stop shop for all holiday décor needs from artificial Christmas trees, to lights, and décor. I personally love their 9.5″ Single Yellow Ivory Candolier Christmas Indoor Candle Lamps and I’d love to put one in each of my windows to welcome my guests in a cheerful way. They fantastic Christmas garland and Christmas Stair Swag as well! What would you chose for your holiday decorations?
Visit ChristmasCentral.com to find the perfect decor for your home and you will probably find some great sales too. I did!
6. CORE Natural Pet Food
You can’t forget your loyal pooch this holiday. Before guests arrive, make sure your pup is fed so he will be as calm as possible and hopefully beg a little less! My dog Scout just loves the Wellness: CORE Natural Pet Food which is perfect for providing him with high protein for lean body mass and muscle tone. The recipe is 100% Grain Free with freeze dried raw bites, 100% meat, and no fillers!
You can order Wellness CORE at wellnesspetfood.com. I am sure your doggy will thank you.
7. WHIMZEES: Daily Dental Chews
Speaking of dogs and keeping them happy and satisfied, your dog will also LOVE WHIMZEES: Daily Dental Chews. Scout found them very satisfying and one bone kept him busy for a least a few minutes when I needed to provide him with some distraction. These doggy dental chews are such a fantastic treat for your dog and they are good for him too! With only six primary, all natural ingredients, they freshen breath, promote gum health, and clean teeth!
Order WHIMZEES chews, at whimzees.com
These 7 must-have items are sure to make your holiday entertaining go smoother and keep all your guests merry! I hope the holiday season brings you and your family plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company. Happy Holidays!
Which of these holiday entertaining must-haves are old favorites? Which Christmas holiday entertaining ideas are new to you?