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December is my favorite month of the year, hands down! I love all of the sights, smells, and sounds that only come around during this busy time of year, as well as all of the activities and traditions that my family and I look forward to each December. My husband and I love to entertain family members that come to town each Christmas. Every year they come over for a fun game night, where we listen to music and catch up while playing cards and eating treats. It gets so busy, though, with all of the parties, plays, programs, and dinners on our calendar, that I don’t always have the time to make a lot of food for our get togethers. But, I have learned some great tips that I want to share with you and show how easy it is to entertain your guests this season with Walgreens Holiday Solutions!
I’m so excited to share some great tips with you on how to make store-bought food look fabulous for your next holiday party or get together!
I recently went to Walgreens and stocked up on some Good & Delish brand chocolates, nuts, and lots of yummy party snacks to show you how easy it is to entertain stress-free! They have a huge variety of snacks to choose from. Here are a few of my top choices that I bought… check out how I used them!
5 Easy Holiday Party Treats Ideas:
1. Bring on the Cheese-
Who doesn’t love a good cheese platter? It’s easy to impress your guests with a gourmet cheese spread that is a cinch to put together. Simply buy a few different types of cheese for your party. It’s nice to serve a variety, such as an aged cheese, a soft cheese cheese, a firm cheese, or a blue cheese.
Place the cheese on a platter or slate cheese board (like mine), and serve with crackers (like these yummy Good & Delish Sea Salt Crackers), dried fruit (I chose Good & Delish Dried Apricots), nuts, and a sweet fruit (grapes or apples are great choices).
Cheese platters are the perfect snack to serve because guests love them, and there is very little prep work involved!
2. Chocolate, of course!
You know the satisfaction of opening up a box of chocolates and picking out your favorites, then biting into each one and savoring every last bite? Why not share that fun with your guests? I bought a few bags of delicious chocolates from Walgreens that were sooooo good- Good & Delish Sea Salt Caramels, Good & Delish Almond Toffee Squares (Sugar Free!), Good & Delish Dark Chocolate Mint Delights, and Good & Delish Dark Chocolate Peppermint Covered Pretzels… are you drooling yet?
Instead of just putting the chocolate out on the table in a bag, which isn’t so pretty, I took the chocolates out of the bags (many of them were individually wrapped). Then I placed them in cute little baking cups, and placed on one of my scalloped cake stands. Now the chocolates looked even more enticing, and I knew my guests would be excited to take a little cup (or two… or three…) and bite right into the deliciousness!
I also picked up a box of Good & Delish Exquisite Cookies, which are made with pure Belgian chocolate, and placed those into slightly larger nut cups that I bought from the craft store. The cups were the perfect size for fitting two tasty cookies in. Those were placed on a larger cake stand, and I stacked the smaller stand on top to make a two-tiered stand, which looked a bit more impressive than two smaller ones!
3. When I Dip you dip we dip-
Another easy food to serve to guests is a pre-made dip served alongside cubes of bread. I bought a loaf of french bread from the grocery store, and then cut it into small cubes to eat with the Good & Delish Spinach Artichoke Dip that I bought from Walgreens.
4. Make them go Nuts!
Delicious salted nuts are perfect to serve at parties, but instead of just putting out a big bottle or small can of nuts, dress them up a bit by sprinkling them into small nut cups! They’ll be the perfect portion for serving and eating!
Entertaining, like fashion, is all about accessorizing. Using the perfect tray or stand, serving in cute little cups, and adding greenery and color to your table are all you need to make your food stand out and look its’ best! You could use greenery cut from your Christmas tree, a few Christmas ornaments, and even candy canes to add some color to the table.
There is an awesome Good & Delish spread for holiday entertaining in the Walgreens Happy & Healthy Holiday Guide that is found in Walgreens that can give you even more ideas on foods to serve and how to make your party look great!
I hope this gave you a few ideas on how to easily entertain friends and family this holiday season and save yourself some time! If you haven’t tried any of the Good & Delish premium snacks, you have GOT to get to Walgreens and try them… especially those sea salt caramels 😉 I won’t even tell you how many of those I ate…
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