Get in the Holiday Spirit
If you are entertaining guests during the holiday season, get every inch of your home into the holiday spirit. Set the mood with holiday decorations and lots of twinkling lights around the room and on the table – but make sure that your guests can still see the delicious food you have prepared so keep the decorations on the table simple. Go for fresh and dried fruit, nuts and finger foods that are both decorative and enjoyable for your guests. Add some dried spices like cinnamon sticks and cloves in decorative bowls and the place will quickly smell like the holidays and get everyone in the spirit. With tasty food and hungry guests, they will be flocking to the table, so make sure to place snacks all over the house. Place decorative small platters on the end of tables or in window seats which will allow your guests to mingle and hang out easily.
Easy and delicious HOLIDAY appetizers and snacks
What better way to get into the holiday spirit than with tasty food and snacks – and lots of it to keep your guests feeling merry. You can obviously go all in with holiday dishes, but since you’ve made the effort of inviting your loved ones, make sure you spend your time with them instead of in the kitchen. By keeping your food simple with tasty appetizers and easy cheese boards and those all-important sweet treats, you can concentrate on being the host. Naturally cheese makes the perfect partner for your entertaining with tastes that can delight all your guests – from creamy or intense to sharp flavors. Get inspired by our Castello cheese holiday recipes here
Once those tasty treats are ready to be put on the table, it’s time to get the drinks out and there are a lot of great ways to pair them with cheeses. Keep it traditional with wine, sparkling wine or beer, or go for that holiday feeling with mulled wine or eggnog. With bottled goodies such as beer and wine, your guests can help themselves but a more fun solution could be a homemade mulled wine, cider or sangria served out of a jug or a punch bowl. Besides your delicious snacks and appetizers, your holiday party will have a fantastic smell and the pouring from a punch bowl will be a fun talking point to your holiday party. Get inspiration for which drinks to pair with your cheeses here
HOLIDAY Party Game Ideas
Holiday parties are a cheerful way to bring everyone together – so make sure to have a few party games ready to keep your guests entertained. Decorating a gingerbread house or cookies with frosting, icing and toppings or having guests craft their own ornaments out of paper will be a fun way to bring everyone together. If the party is a bit higher spirited, a fast-paced game of pass-the-parcel or holiday karaoke with your all-time favorite Christmas music will surely be a hit.
Whatever type of holiday gathering you are planning, make sure to have plenty of food, snack and appetizers ready for your guests.
Happy Holidays from Castello!