Holiday Hosting Hacks

Spruce up your holiday dinner party this season with three simple and festive hacks. These quick tricks take only a matter of minutes, so you can spend less time stressing and more time celebrating with friends and family. With just a few touches of rosemary, cranberries and red twine, you can impress your guests with a table brimming with holiday spirit, without breaking the bank.

Holiday Hosting Hacks

Supplies

Cranberry Stirrers

  • 4 skewers
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • Champagne or carbonated beverage of your choice
  • Champagne flutes

Rosemary Napkin Accents

  • 4 cloth napkins
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 forks
  • 4 knives
  • 2 feet of red twine

Mason Jar Centerpieces

  • 4 16 oz mason jars
  • 4 tea candles
  • 8-12 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 cups cranberries

Directions

Cranberry Stirrers

  1. Thread five cranberries onto each of the wooden skewers.
  2. Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
  3. Serve with your favorite Champagne or carbonated beverage, and enjoy!

Rosemary Napkin Accents

1. Lay the napkin out flat on the table and fold in half left to right, then fold the napkin in half bottom to top.

2. Fold the first layer of the napkin from the top right corner down diagonally to the bottom left corner. Fold the next layer of the napkin from the top right corner and tuck behind the first napkin layer. Fold the third layer of the napkin from the top right corner and tuck behind the second napkin layer.  

3. Flip the napkin so the folded side is facing down. Fold the left and right sides of the napkin down so that they meet in the middle. Flip the napkin back so that the folded side is now facing up.

4. Starting on the left, tuck the knife into the back most fold of the napkin. Next tuck the fork into the middle fold of the napkin. Finishing on the right of the napkin, tuck the rosemary sprig into the frontmost fold of the napkin.

5. Tie six inches of the red twine around the bottom of the napkin and voila! Ready for any holiday dinner party.

Mason Jar Centerpieces

  1. Place two or three sprigs of rosemary at the bottom of each mason jar.
  2. Pour water into the mason jar until it is about 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of the cranberries into the jar, fill with water until it reaches the lip of the mason jar.
  4. Nestle the tea candle amongst the cranberries and light the candles for a final festive touch.

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