This year, use the holidays as a fun opportunity to entertain rather than making a chore of entertaining. By following these simple tips and tricks you'll be ready to host an affordable and casual holiday party in no time.
For instance, you can ditch the formal, sit-down dinner menu and opt for food stations instead. This gives an easy and manageable way to incorporate a variety of dishes into your holiday party. Create an appetizer and dessert station and build your specific menu items out from there.
Check cocktail links off your list by popping Hebrew National’s Beef Franks in a Blanket® into the oven. These bite-sized party favorites are made using large cocktail franks and are the only hors d’oeuvre of their kind made with kosher beef and wrapped in a delicate puff pastry. Add flavor to your Beef Franks in a Blanket by providing an array of dip options like curry ketchup, cocktail sauce, creamy honey mustard dip, or a spicy Asian dipping sauce.
Beef Franks in a Blanket aren’t the only things you can dip! Prepare sweet potato fries to dip in the curry ketchup and spicy Asian dipping sauce.
Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth around the holidays? Keep your food choices cohesive with individually sized desserts like Mini Apple Pies instead of a whole apple pie. Continue the team with “snackable” desserts like Holiday Peanut Butter Covered Pretzels, and Frozen Dream Cones.
Prepare Frozen Dream Cones by filling a sugar cone with Reddi-wip®. Place the sugar cone in your freezer, until the Reddi-wip is completely frozen—about one hour. For extra flavor, coat the inside of your sugar cone with Peter Pan® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter and top with baking sprinkles before freezing.
With your food stations solidified, the bulk of your holiday party planning is complete. Add some final touches by creating a festive play list of holiday songs. Don’t forget to share the joy of the season with your guests by leaving them with a thoughtful party favor like the tools to warm up at home with their own hot chocolate kit.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can get tiresome. By following these simple tips and tricks, everyone at your holiday party will be relaxed and focused on their time spent together. Because, if nothing else, isn't that what the holidays are all about?