Quick and Easy Holiday Entertaining Tips

by Sami

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Martha Stewart I am not…which is why if I’m going to do any sort of holiday entertaining, you KNOW it has to be quick and easy (and usually last minute!).

last minute holiday entertaining tips

I never want friends and family to feel like the can’t come over simply because my house isn’t clean enough, my decorations aren’t complicated enough, or my food isn’t pretty enough.

So as we quickly approach the holiday season, I’ve got a few simple tips to help you with your holiday entertaining (or anytime you want to have someone over, for that matter!)

Everything you see below (& saw me demonstrate on Talk of the Town on Friday, October 18) cost under $25.

Quick and Easy Holiday Entertaining Tips

*Look first at what you have in your fridge/freezer pantry
(Try to keep certain essentials always on hand to entertain with: crackers, cheese, meatballs in the freezer, etc)

*Keep it to finger foods that steer clear from utensils, like:
-Pepper Jelly poured over a block of cream cheese served with crackers
-Frozen Mini-Phyllo Cups filled with spoonable brie and raspberry jam
-Mini meatballs in a crockpot with a sauce made from an equal mix of ketchup and grape jelly

*Use clippings from your own yard to decorate: Fall leaves, holly bush trimmings, twigs in vases, etc

*Don’t forget dessert! Melt Rolos on pretzel squares and then push nuts, Reeses Pieces or holiday themed M&Ms into it for a quick & easy treat!

*Create a small campfire backyard with hot cider, hot dogs & S’mores

Most important – don’t let your entertaining inferiority complex prevent you from having family & friends over – just make your home full of love and laughter!

Watch my Talk of the Town video on the same topic below:
NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather

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