This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.
Happy Monday! I hope your Christmas was extra Merry and full of all the people that make your heart the happiest. Ours was pretty low-key which was pure perfection amidst the everyday chaos of our lives. If you’re like me you are probably having a hard time realizing that 2016 is upon us but that means so is New Year’s Eve. EEK. If you have some holiday entertaining today but got behind on the planning I have some quick-tips to make your NYE a success!
1. Light a Festive Candle
My friend Julie is a military spouse and entrepreneur who makes the most amazing candles. She gifted me with the Holiday Crush candle at a holiday party and it has been a staple in our house since. Some of my other favorites are berry sangria, love notes, and hydrangea morning. There’s nothing like a welcoming scent to bring the festivities to you! You can find Julie’s candles HERE.
2. Have a great appetizer
I am a huge fan of delicious appetizers to enjoy while conversing with my guests. I love a good vegetable tray, dip, or classic cheese and crackers. If you’re really in a pinch you can simply put some Blue Diamond almonds in a beautiful bowl and you’ll be good to go! The honey roasted almonds are a particular favorite of mine.
3. Invite Good Guests
At the end of the day, if you invite the right people any party will be great! I love nothing more than to be surrounded by our closest friends and family because I know regardless of how much or little time I have to prepare the outcome is going to be great because after all it’s the PEOPLE who make the party.
I am off to keep tackling my “to do” list. I have one more week off of rotations before I go back to work and don’t come up to breathe again until after my boards in April. Yikes! I hope your coffee is strong and your day is happy to start your week off right!
What’s your #1 tip for holiday entertaining?