Tips

Throw an Amazing Holiday Cocktail Party with These 4 Dazzling Ideas

Rachael Ray Show

Aired December 4, 2015

Writer Mary Giuiliani, whose new entertaining guide The Cocktail Party is available now, is stopping by to share three fun ways to make sure your holiday gathering is a raging success!

Tip 1: Create a Champagne Bar with Garnishes

To create an immediately festive ambience, and also to make it easier for your guests to serve themselves, set up a table with chilled champagne (or more affordable Prosecco) and also set out bowls of garnishes like fruit or even candy that your guests can drop into their bubbly.

Tip 2: Make Your Own Festive Sparkly Punch

Here’s a simple and super festive punch recipe. Mix a bottle of vodka, white cranberry juice, and lime juice in a punch bowl. Then add fun sparkly edible stars and stir! How fun!

Tip 3: Set Up a Pigs in a Blanket Station

Make basic pigs in a blanket, then pile them on a tray and set out bowls of condiments. Trust us, your guests are going to thank you for this tasty treat!

Tip 4: Make a Pudding Bar

For this brilliant idea, set up a pudding bar! Set out pudding and bowls of toppings like pretzels and potato chips! Delish!

What advice would you offer to someone throwing a holiday cocktail party? Share below!