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Party Patter: Holly Jolly Christmas Ideas

Stress free holiday party ideas

The holiday season has arrived. Santa Claus, cuddling close next to a fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Fond memories of Christmas with our families. Our lives have become so busy these days I think many of us have lost the feeling of Christmas. Instead of buying gifts why not make something your loved one might treasure.Volunteer at a shelter to help those less fortunate. They say their is a reason for the season lets not forget that. Lets try to put aside our family differences and love one another this holiday season.  

 Here are some ways to create a festive low stress party.  

 Holiday Brunch

. Provide a holiday spiked punch or mimosas for your guests.Along with a few non-alcoholic drinks such as coffee, fresh juices,or smoothies.

 . Create a menu that might include Quiche, or perhaps a strata. Along with that french toast, sausages, and some muffins. 

. Don't forget to put out a tray of your home made holiday cookies,and a fruit tray with some indulgent dessert. Who's counting calories its the holidays !

  Appetizer party

 . If you are having a appetizer buffet served as a meal figure about five to six different appetizers. 

. Mix it up and do a few hot items along with some cold.Plan on providing around eight to nine pieces per person. 

 . Look for some appetizers that can be may ahead of time. A simple a vegetable platter, cubed sausage and cheese and meatballs are easy to make and cut down time spent your kitchen. 

 . Consider making up place cards for each of your food items. People are inclined to eat something when they know what it is.

 Cookie Exchange

  . Hosting a cookie exchange lets you sample all kinds of sweet treats.

 . Ask your guests to provide one big batch of cookies so that everyone can sample. Use the rest to exchange with others.

 . Provide coffee and some cold milk for drinking . Set out gift bags or cookie tins so that your guests can take home their cookies.   

 .  Have your guests provide their cookie recipe so you have a new cookie to try next year.

 Bring a donation for charity  

. Remember those of us who are less fortunate then us and ask your guests to bring donations to your party.  

. Have your guests provide canned food or clothing and find a localcharity that might be needing some of these items

.. Set up a table for donations or a covered box for cash and checks.

The holidays can be a stressful time for all of us. These are just a few ways to create a simple Christmas event.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

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