Host a Holiday Cocktail Party

Santa Margherita Prosecco for a Champagne Pomegranite Cocktials for the Holidays by Fashionable Hostess

The Holidays are upon us and that means endless opportunities to host festive gatherings for friends and family. Rather than going out and buying Christmas themed glasses and cheesy decorations, you can make your gathering Holiday-ready by adding a few touches like I did her. Read along for my favorite tips…

Choose red foods when planning your Holiday menu. While I usually sprinkle my Brie with figs {see this recipe}, to make festive I sprinkled with agave and pomegranates. For dessert I chose bright ripe strawberries served in a chip and dip bowl {similar here} with chocolate dipping sauce.

Host Christmas Cocktails with Holiday Appetizers and Spirits - by Fashionable Hostess

Make a Holiday Cocktail! I started by sugaring the rim of my Champagne flutes {currently 50% off!} with gold edible sugar. Next I filled the glasses with three quarters Santa Margherita Prosecco and the remainder with sparkling Pomeganate Juice {Cranberry juice works too}. I topped them off with a few fresh cranberries and served with Cheers Gift Tags I got on Etsy!

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Enhance your Holiday bar! Rather than serving regular water, fill clear glass pitchers with water mixed with mint and pomegranates {since you will have some left-over from your cheese!}. The water tastes so fresh and looks perfectly festive. Rather than using classic drink stirrers for your Holiday cocktails, use green sprigs of Rosemary. Place an extra glass of rosemary sprigs alongside your bar for a yummy smell and more green accent!

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Lastly, stay away from obvious Holiday flowers like poinsettia, rather opt for winter whites like Hydrangea for a softer look! Now it’s time to enjoy yourself and your guests! Happy Holidays!

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  1. Can’t let the holidays go by without a classy cocktail party! Beautiful presentation. Xo, Alison

    December 11, 2014 • 11:37 am •
  2. fashionablehostess

    Thanks Alison! What are you putting together for the Holidays?!

    December 12, 2014 • 1:06 pm •
  3. Such a lovely Holiday Presentation! Love the gold sugar rimmed flutes & the sprigs for cocktail stirrers!

    Marielle | High Alpine

    December 14, 2014 • 11:04 am •
  4. fashionablehostess

    Thanks Marielle!

    December 14, 2014 • 10:50 pm •
  5. Ryan Lewald

    Nice read & I look forward to some more advice in the near future. Spice distributors and Snack seasonings really do contribute to yummy dishes for cocktail parties like this one. Poor ingredients equal a poor recipe and product. Thanks for the insights though!! Looks awesome!

    December 15, 2014 • 1:42 pm •
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