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Traditional with a Twist Christmas Party (9 photos)
A client was having a group of ladies over for a small holiday party and asked if I would provide a cute spread of appetizers, desserts, and a signature cocktail. Even with only 5 days until the party, I was up for the challenge! After reviewing the client's current Christmas decorations, which are very elegant and traditional with a modern natural twist, I chose to continue this theme on her kitchen island where the food would be displayed.
Since there wasn't much room for decor, I knew the centerpiece needed to be a showstopper and the food needed to be attractive. Amenities created my vision of a 6' tall Christmas topiary blooming with red roses and green hydrangea. It was the perfect focal point for the buffet!
I used the free holiday printables provided by Hostess with the Mostess (thank you!) to jump start my theme and create food labels. So here's the menu I came up with:
Spicy Cranberry Punch (recipe courtesty of HWTM!) served in a decanter adorned with a printable banner and snowflake
Hot Chocolate Peppermint Martini served in red martini glasses rimmed in crushed peppermint and adorned with a mini candy cane
Mini bread bowls filled with spinach dip and veggies displayed in a sleigh
Meatballs served with metallic pom pom toothpicks
Sirloin Artichoke Bundles Wrapped in Bacon displayed on white platters lined with patterned paper
Eggnog Pudding garnished with a mini Gingerbread Man displayed in parfait glasses atop a wooden riser that I covered with metallic patterned wrapping paper and a printable banner
Chocolate Hazlenut Mousse made with Nutella, served in a shot glass and adorned with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate
Styling & Catering: Pretty Lovely Events
Printables: Hostess with the Mostess