Are you throwing a holiday party? Anyone hosting a holiday party generally wants the same thing: to wow guests with an unforgettable night, with festive drinks and decadent desserts. Standing out and making the night — and the food and drink selections — truly memorable can be a challenge, however. Here are a few ways to serve only the best holiday cocktails and desserts, while striking the perfect balance between class and holiday cheer.
The Finest Holiday-Themed Cocktails
Holiday-themed cocktails present all kinds of possibilities. Serve cranberry juice mimosas with edible flower petals, like delicate red and white rose petals. Serve creamy peppermint cocktails (stir up white chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps) with a candy cane or peppermint stick. You can also skip the juice, and pour straight champagne for your guests. Give these drinks that special something by adding fresh or frozen cranberries as a drink accent. Mulled wine is another great way to celebrate the season — and to do it in a way that is all your own.
The Best Ways To Dress Up Holiday Desserts
Start off the evening with appetizers or dinner microgreen food accents. Microgreens add instant class to soups, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Top off the evening with the art of crystallized flowers. Top a holiday-themed chocolate cake and/or Christmas-themed cupcakes with crystallized poinsettias. Holly, mistletoe, or even red roses dusted with “snow” also bring festive cakes and cupcakes to the next level. Candy canes, red and green MandMs, holiday-themed Hershey’s kisses, sprinkles, colored sugar crystals, powdered sugar, and fondant can also be used to make desserts beautiful and festive.
Do you want to host the perfect holiday party? Do you want to throw a holiday party that friends, family, and neighbors won’t be able to stop talking about? Start by preparing a food and drink menu that is delicious, decadent, and decorative. Spruce up boring cocktails with edible flower petals and top off cakes and cupcakes by playing around with the art of crystallized flowers.