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3 Festive Holiday Hosting Hacks to Be the ‘Host With the Most’ this Season

When it comes to hosting the perfect holiday get-together, delicious food is but one part of the equation. Another important element is the presentation. But you don’t need to shell out on decor in order to create a cozy and festive holiday aesthetic. Our lovely, but simple hosting hacks take advantage of things you already have, and also capitalize on the season’s most delightful flavors and boldest spices such as rosemary and cinnamon. From cute centerpieces made from fresh re-used ingredients to cinnamon-adorned candles and even a bold and merry cocktail – these charming recipes are everything you need to level-up your hosting game this year. 

Three Festive Holiday Hosting Hack

Ingredients Leftover Herb Centerpiece
  • Pots or Mason jars
  • Twine
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Sage
Cinnamon Wrapped Candles
  • Unscented candles
  • Green ribbon
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Superglue
Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 rosemary springs
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 orange peel
  • Ice cubes
  • Cinnamon rosemary syrup
Directions Leftover Herb Centerpiece
  1. Wrap twine around center of pot or Mason jar and tie ends together. 
  2. Grab leftover rosemary, thyme and sage and arrange evenly inside pot or Mason jar. 
  3. Place decor on dining table alongside food and enjoy! 
Cinnamon Wrapped Candles
  1. Carefully squeeze superglue on to one side of cinnamon stick and affix to candle. 
  2. Continue this process going all the way around until candle is surrounded by cinnamon sticks. 
  3. Wrap with green ribbon. 
  4. Light candle and enjoy! 
Cinnamon Rosemary Old Fashioned
  1. To make syrup, combine honey, water, rosemary sprigs and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan. 
  2. Simmer mixture over medium heat and stir until honey has dissolved completely, then remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. In an Old Fashioned glass, pour cinnamon rosemary syrup, dashes of Angostura bitters and bourbon over ice. 
  4. Add orange peel to cocktail and gentle stir with spoon. 
  5. Garnish with rosemary sprigs and cinnamon sticks and enjoy! 
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