Holiday Hosting Ideas - Newtown Moms

Mariane Quadri, Newtown mom of 3 and founder of Lulu Quadri shares amazing home decor finds and easy DIYs. Below she shares 3 holiday entertaining ideas that are sure to be a hit at any of your holiday gatherings. 

One of the best things about the holiday season is gathering with friends and family over good food and drink. If you are hosting during this season, you’ll love wowing your guests and family with these ideas. Not only are they simple to create ( a win for the host), your guests will love them too!

Ornament Cocktail with Festive Ice Cubes
The presentation of this alone is a stunner!  Glass ornaments filled with your cocktail of choice sit atop a stemless wine glass filled with a festive ice cube. I used cranberry juice, pomegranate seeds and sprigs of rosemary frozen  in a square silicone ice mold for the cubes.  Use a funnel to add  a mixture of tequila, cranberry juice, Cointreau,  and lime juice into the ornament.  One of the best parts about this idea is you can tailor the cocktail to your liking.
Christmas Wreath Charcuterie
These days you can make a food board with just about any item and incorporating theme.  Using a  Christmas wreath charcuterie serving board,  I stuck to the tried and true cheese board serving all the delicious goodness.  One of the reasons why I love food boards is because there is no one way to do it.  Add any and all of your favorites.  I included a variety of crackers, cheeses, fruit, and cured meats.  Garnished with rosemary stems and cranberries and an apricot jelly in the center made this almost too pretty to eat!
Holiday Breakfast Board
Similar to the cheese board, another fun way to change up how we serve breakfast during the holidays is with a breakfast board.  Using a festive waffle maker, whip up some delicious waffles and pair with all the breakfast goodies your families love.  This breakfast board is a sure hit with kids especially.  Who doesn’t love a festive waffle?! 

All photos credit: @luluquadri. Please give Mariane a follow over on Instagram to access all of her great design tips, tricks, and finds.

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