Easy Entertaining for The Holidays

We are entertaining this year…

I am so out of practice but, hospitality is an organic behavior for me, LOL!

Hospitality: a Spiritual Gift from God and I have plans on keeping things simple, affordable and festive.

I am a sucker for platters of food on beautiful trays scattered about and throughout my gatherings. I love this style of buffet serving. This style of entertaining ensures that I am not a slave to my kitchen nor jumping at the whim of every guest; I get to party and visit too.

Minimalistbaker.com is a great source of inspiration and loaded with recipes

Minimalistbaker.com is a great source of inspiration and loaded with recipes

Annielcampbell on Insta…

Annielcampbell on Insta…

Sproutedkitchen.com

Sproutedkitchen.com

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This is so simple to prepare; Prosciutto, preserves or fresh fruits such as figs and a soft cheese of your choice…

whatever else you can create to suit your taste buds

whatever else you can create to suit your taste buds

Set up a hot chocolate bar with all of the fixings…

Set up a hot chocolate bar with all of the fixings…

Stop by “William Sonoma” for these festive mug toppers. We have the ginger bread toppers and the house toppers…

Stop by “William Sonoma” for these festive mug toppers. We have the ginger bread toppers and the house toppers…

I love these for the girly girl!

I love these for the girly girl!

Desert, we can’t forget desert!!! I love to gather a desert table or desert theme. Buffet style…

This is a great parting gift for your guest for the “Christmas Holiday” Cellophane bags are equally pretty to fill with beautiful holiday cookies. Keep it PRETTY!

This is a great parting gift for your guest for the “Christmas Holiday” Cellophane bags are equally pretty to fill with beautiful holiday cookies. Keep it PRETTY!

This cake is so easy to make…  Make whatever cake of your choice, add frosting and load on the chocolate chips.

This cake is so easy to make…

Make whatever cake of your choice, add frosting and load on the chocolate chips.

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Absolutely Gorgeous!

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There are so many tricks to prepping a roll for a party. Savory or Sweet options are so easy. Choose a dough of your choice and fill with a delicious filling and roll. To hide imperfections, sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with a festive topping fitting for the occasion or theme. Be creative. Seek Pinterest for inspiration.

I like to make a sheet cake on a cookie sheet. Bake first, let cool 85% of the way. Trim edges for a clean look and hollow a thin layer of the center of the cake to make room for filling. Fill with whatever the options are and roll. Decorate and pre-slice several pieces to get the party started. Keep it pretty!!!

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Keep this area SIMPLE! Unless you have a mixologist on hand or your planning on getting everyone home safely…

Create a wine table:

Add plenty of wine glasses, Wine glass tags or identifiers, Fresh fruit, sugar bowls, and wine options.

Gold sugar rimmed glasses!  So Chic!!! So FESTIVE!!!

Gold sugar rimmed glasses!

So Chic!!! So FESTIVE!!!

Pretty and SIMPLE!!!

Pretty and SIMPLE!!!

A nice option to consider.

A nice option to consider.

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Happy Holidays and Happy Entertaining!