Preparing festive holiday party snacks does not mean you need to devote hours and hours in the kitchen. Plus, if you take our advice, you will not only save time, you will save money because you are portion controlling your food. The key is investing in some fun serving pieces like mini cocktail glasses, mini moscow mule cups, and even some ceramic Asian spoons you can use over and over again. Once you have a few of these basics, you can make the simplest of foods look festive and elegant. We have also checked, and all the serving piece suggestions we mention here are still available for delivery before Christmas although you may have to pay a little extra for expedited delivery.
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Candy Christmas Tree We wish we could properly give credit to someone for coming up with this adorable idea but could not find any attribution on the Facebook post we found these on.
Are these not the cutest Christmas tree candy treats ever? Perfect to serve at a holiday parties, Christmas Day open houses and even to give as stocking stuffers or small holiday gifts of endearment. We also love the fact that these chocolate tree treats are so easy for the kids to make themselves. While you are preparing your holiday meal, set the kids (and other family members that might be under-foot) up at the kitchen table, and put them all to work. Now add an individual Christmas Tree Treat at each place setting. You can set them in the middle of each plate or use as a place card holder >> just lean a small place card up against your hand Christmas Tree! #toocute
Candy Tree Ingredients
2 Miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cups
1 Regular Reeses Peanut Butter Cup
1 Hershey Kiss
Red & White Sprinkles
How2 Create these Adorable Christmas Tree Candy Treats
Stack ingredients as pictured. Use a Miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cups for the bottom. Add the Regular Reeses Peanut Butter Cup on top of it securing all layers with sugar glue. Now add another Miniature Reeses Peanut Butter Cup and top with a Hershey's Kiss. Finally decorate your Candy Christmas Tree Treats with icing and sprinkles. Enjoy!
8 Creative Ways to Serve Holiday Donuts
This one is for you, Joe! All of us here at PartyIdeaPros LOVE donuts. So when we were challenged by a reader to come up with 5 ways to serve donuts this holiday season, it was challenge on! Personally, we would probably glitter up our donuts with red, green, blue, silver and gold edible glitters, depending on what holiday we are celebrating that day! Add or subtract edible glitter, to taste (and yes, pun intended!). Continue Reading →
Holiday Gift Exchange Games
Christmas gift exchanges and holiday gift grabs are a fun part of the winter holiday season. Make the traditional gift exchange into a game and add a fresh and festive element to your home and office holiday parties. If you are stumped for gift ideas, Be sure to check out PartyIdeaPros comprehensive list of Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange & Gag Gift Ideas (it really is quite a good list, if we do say so ourselves )
There is still time to order and print a whole slew of printable games for your Christmas & New Years celebrations!
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Celebrate the Season with Printable Holiday Games! :: Save 15%. Use code PGN-15
What could be easier? Are you like us — we plan every detail of our parties – the invitations, the party decor, the party favors, the food, and never think about planning activities absolutely convinced that our guests are interesting and engaging individuals and can easily entertain themselves. (except for children’s parties where we plan and schedule every minute).
And then once in a while, we either have a sneaking suspicion a day or so in advance or are caught completely off guard right then and there. And we realize things aren’t going so well. We have had political conversations go ballistic, strident parenting advice get a bit overbearing, and the freshly minted vegan choose this opportunity to proselytize. There is not much to do about it except quickly change the conversation. That’s where these printable holiday games come in extraordinarily handy. So be your own holiday party savior with this fun and easy way to keep the kids and adults entertained for hours during long holiday gatherings.
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It's that time of year and if you have not already, you will most likely receive at least one invitation to an ugly sweater Christmas party. Since we are pretty sure you don't have anything ugly hanging in your closet we have put together a few inexpensive options for you to look great wearing ugly!
This year our “go to” ugly sweater shop is Ugly Christmas Sweaters !
DIY Ugly Sweaters
The easiest and most inexpensive option is to simply take a sweater you already own and ugly it up. Just pin on goofy holiday related items. You can actually order an Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit on Amazon and on Ugly Christmas Sweaters.
Our second stop is generally Amazon because they have a ridiculously large selection of the ugliest sweaters we have ever seen. Since this is not a sweater you will wear over and over again, at least for us, price trumps quality every time.
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